Analysing human factors for naval navigation accidents using hfacs
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Since the early ’90s the Portuguese Navy has implemented several measures to improve its navigation safety performance, such as new policies, standard operational procedures, auditing and training programs, revision of course programs and certification requirements. Despite this progress, navigation accidents, remain a significant concern for the Portuguese Navy. Moreover, we still need further understanding of the effectiveness of innovative trends in marine technology over navigation safety. This paper presents an analysis of Portuguese’s naval accidents applying an adapted version of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System-HFACS framework. Twenty navigation accidents cases were considered. The analysis shows that causality factors with higher relevance are the decision and perceptual errors, non-use or misuse of instruments (Environmental fac-tors), BRM (Personnel factors), inadequate leadership and inappropriate planning (Unsafe leadership). These findings provide an essential contribution to the revision of educational and training programs, insights for the design of bridges and navigation aids. © 2020 Taylor and Francis Group, London.

Author

Vitor Fernando Placido da Conceicao

Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Human Factors

CINAV – Portuguese Navy Research Center

A. C. Canas

University of Lisbon

CINAV – Portuguese Navy Research Center

Joakim Dahlman

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Human Factors

Developments in the Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures, ICCGS 2019

319-327

8th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures, ICCGS 2019
Lisbon, Portugal,

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