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Domino effect in marine accidents: Evidence from temporal association rules

Wang, L, Huang, R, Shi, W ORCID: 0000-0001-6551-0499 and Zhang, C 2021 , 'Domino effect in marine accidents: Evidence from temporal association rules' , Transport Policy, vol. 103 , pp. 236-244 , doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.02.006.

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Marine accidents cause not only significant economic losses, but also severe environmental pollution and inestimable human casualties, which have become a worldwide concern. To better cope with this concern, this paper adopts temporal association rules (TARs) to mine and discover the domino effect in marine accidents. Using the dataset of 5754 marine domino accidents (MDAs) collected from the International Maritime Organization and IHS Markit Company, the main findings of this paper are as follows. First, 'hull damage' was found to be the most frequent accident in MDAs, and 'collision' was more likely to cause the damage in the whole hull. Second, 'oil spill' was most often observed as a final marine accident. Meanwhile, 'foundered' was more likely to cause 'oil spill' in both oil tanker and general cargo ship MDAs. Third, it is pointed out that most probable scenarios involved 'hull damage' as the basic accident which ended with 'foundered' and 'oil spill' as top accidents. These findings not only advance our knowledge of marine accidents from the perspective of the domino effect, but also provide insights into improving marine safety.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Wang, L and Huang, R and Shi, W and Zhang, C
Keywords: domino effect, marine accidents, risk factors, machine learning, temporal association rules
Journal or Publication Title: Transport Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0967-070X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.02.006
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