Towards the assessment of potential impact of unmanned vessels on maritime transportation safety

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Wróbel, Krzysztof Montewka, Jakub Kujala, Pentti 2017-05-11T08:29:42Z 2017-05-11T08:29:42Z 2017-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Wróbel , K , Montewka , J & Kujala , P 2017 , ' Towards the assessment of potential impact of unmanned vessels on maritime transportation safety ' RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND SYSTEM SAFETY , vol 165 , pp. 155-169 . DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2017.03.029 en
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dc.identifier.issn 1879-0836
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dc.description.abstract The prototypes of unmanned merchant vessels are expected to come into service within the coming years. The main line of argument supporting their introduction pertains to the increase in navigational safety, which is expected to be achieved by reducing the frequency of human-related accidents on board ships, by removing the crews. On the other hand, the response of unmanned ship to potential accidents is still uncertain. With enthusiasm on one side and apprehension on the other, the literature lacks an objective study on the effect of unmanned ships on safety of maritime transportation. This paper constitutes an attempt to bridge the aforementioned gap by applying a framework based on what-if analysis to a hundred maritime accident reports. The aim of the analysis is to assess whether the accident would have happened if the ship had been unmanned, and once the accident had happened - would its consequences have been different. The results obtained reveal that the occurrence of navigational accidents (e.g. collision, grounding) can be expected to decrease with the development of unmanned ship. However the extent of consequences resulting particularly from non-navigational accidents (e.g. fire, ship loss due to structural failure) can be expected to be much larger for the unmanned ships when compared to the conventional ones. en
dc.format.extent 15
dc.format.extent 155-169
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 165 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality en
dc.subject.other Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering en
dc.subject.other Applied Mathematics en
dc.subject.other 214 Mechanical engineering en
dc.title Towards the assessment of potential impact of unmanned vessels on maritime transportation safety en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Gdynia Maritime University
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Autonomous vehicles
dc.subject.keyword Hazard analysis
dc.subject.keyword Maritime accidents
dc.subject.keyword Maritime safety
dc.subject.keyword Resilience engineering
dc.subject.keyword Unmanned ships
dc.subject.keyword Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
dc.subject.keyword Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Applied Mathematics
dc.subject.keyword 214 Mechanical engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114019
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ress.2017.03.029
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