Risk analysis for maritime traffic in the Strait of Gibraltar and improvement proposal

N. Endrina, J. C. Rasero, J. Montewka

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Abstract

The Strait of Gibraltar (SoG) is one of the major navigation areas in the world. The maritime traffic registered in the area is approximately 110,000 ship movements per year. Unfortunately the area is facing numerous accidents involving collisions. The aim of this paper is to carry out a risk analysis for maritime traffic in the SoG based on the accidents statistics, AIS data and dedicated software such as IWRAP. On the basis of the outcomes, we investigate two risk control options (RCOs) focused in changes in the current TSS. Finally, we found that the level of risk collision in this area could be effectively reduced with the application of one of the RCOs investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaritime Transportation and Harvesting of Sea Resources
EditorsC. Guedes Soares, Angelo P. Teixeira
Pages223-231
Number of pages9
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 Oct 201711 Oct 2017
Conference number: 17

Conference

ConferenceInternational Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean
Abbreviated titleIMAM
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period09/10/201711/10/2017

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