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A review of human error in marine engine maintenance

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Islam, R, Anantharaman, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9574-7753, Khan, F and Garaniya, V ORCID: 0000-0002-0090-147X 2020 , 'A review of human error in marine engine maintenance' , TransNav, vol. 14, no. 1 , pp. 43-47 , doi: 10.12716/1001.14.01.04.

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Abstract

Maritime safety involves minimizing error in all aspects of the marine system. Human error hasreceived much importance, being responsible for about 80% of the maritime accident worldwide. Currently,more attention has been focused to reduce human error in marine engine maintenance. On-board marineengine maintenance activities are often complex, where seafarers conduct maintenance activities in variousmarine environmental (i.e. extreme weather, ship motions, noise, and vibration) and operational (i.e. workoverload and stress) conditions. These environmental and operational conditions, in combination with generichuman error tendencies, results in innumerable forms of error. There are numerous accidents that happeneddue to the human error during the maintenance activities of a marine engine. The most severe human errorresults in accidents due to is a loss of life. Moreover, there are other consequences too such as delaying theproductivity of marine operations which results in the financial loss. This study reviews methods that arecurrently available for identifying, reporting and managing human error in marine engine maintenance. As abasis for this discussion, authors provide an overview of approaches for investigating human error, and adescription of marine engine maintenance activities and environmental and operational characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Islam, R and Anantharaman, M and Khan, F and Garaniya, V
Keywords: literature review, human error, maintenance, marine engine
Journal or Publication Title: TransNav
Publisher: Akademia Morska w Gdyni,Gdynia Maritime University
ISSN: 2083-6473
DOI / ID Number: 10.12716/1001.14.01.04
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Copyright 2020 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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