Investigating Real Ship Accidents with Descriptive Analysis in Turkey

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Karaca İ., Söner Ö.

International Conference on Maritime Safety and Security Law, 5 - 06 November 2020, vol.14, pp.299-303

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 14
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-303
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The use of advanced methods has been increasing day by day in the maritime sector, which is one of the sectors least affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is aimed to minimize accidents, especially by using advanced methods in the investigation of marine accidents. This research aimed to conduct an exploratory statistical analysis of particular ship accidents in the Transport Safety Investigation Center of Turkey database. 46 ship accidents, which occurred between 2010-2018, have been selected from the database. In addition to the availability of a reliable and comprehensive database, taking advantage of the robust statistical models for investigation is critical to improving the safety of ships. Thus, descriptive analysis has been used in the research to identify causes and conditional factors related to different types of ship accidents. The research outcomes underline the fact that environmental factors and day and night ratio have great influence on ship safety.