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Analysis of marine incidents in Malaysia

Haron, Surhan Jamil (2015) Analysis of marine incidents in Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


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There are no clear view of marine incident in Malaysia which not only pose problem for local authorities who try to improve maritime safety through legislation but also to risk management companies and other entities that use maritime casualty statistics in risk and accident analysis. Thus, this study aim to analyse the situation of marine incident in Malaysia by analysing different aspect such as number of marine incident cases, number of fatal incident, types of marine incident, type of ship involves and also to compare result obtained from this study with previous study done by other researchers at different location. The method used to analyse this data is by using linear regression on the number of cases, type of marine incident, type of ship and fatal marine incident to analyse their growth pattern. This study then proceed in using f-n chart to find social risk curve in order to determine the probability of accident with 10 or more death and also to compare it with previous study in order to evaluate the value of social risk curve of Malaysia. Data used for this study are provided by Marine Department of Malaysia as well as other sources. After analysing, it is found that the number of cases show decreasing pattern over the year. For the type of ship and type of incident, it show different pattern for each different categories. It is also found out that it is 50% less likely for an accident with 10 or more death to occurred compare to incident with 1 to 10 death to occurred, which is far more risky when compare with previous study. The conclusion that this study achieved is that the Malaysia waters are dangerous but at the same time also show that measure taken by the local authority do have their effectiveness as some of the aspect such as number of cases are actually decreasing. As recommendation, it is suggested that more effort should be put by authorities in improving Malaysia marine safety as well as conducting more closely with researcher in obtaining better solution.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Mekanikal)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2015; Supervisor : Prof. Ir. Dr. Ab. Samah Abd. Kader
Uncontrolled Keywords:marine, maritime safety, Malaysia, linear regression
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:48730
Deposited On:26 Oct 2015 04:54
Last Modified:21 Jun 2020 01:05

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