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Safety Practice In The UK Shipping Industry – A Quantitative Assessment

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Veluplay G.K., Shenoi R.A., Tsimplis M.N., Abdul Rahman, N.S.F.



Safety culture, Quantitative assessment, Cluster analysis, Maritime safety, Factor analysis, Multiple Regression analysis, Human error.



This paper assesses the safety practice of the shipping industry using primary evidence from responses to a questionnaire on safety aspects completed by 317 seafarers who either work on UK registered vessels or hold a UK Certificate of Competency (CoC) while working on non-UK vessels. Hierarchical Cluster analysis has been used to classify the selected safety aspects into two clusters based on their internal consistency. Multiple Regression Analysis has been used to identify the parameters based on the seafarer’s perception that, influence the safety culture in shipping based on the seafarer’s perception. Five parameters have a particularly close relationship with safety culture: these are reporting culture; communication and language barrier; health awareness; importance of maritime regulations; and risk awareness. The results also highlight some areas of concern as perceived by seafarers. Safety practice aspects where improvements need to be made are also identified in the paper.



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