An Argument for Using Probabilistic Safety Assessment in Maritime Domain: Some Now, but More Later

  • Paul S. Szwed
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This paper presents an argument for using more probabilistic safety assessment in the maritime transportation system. Currently, risk analysis takes place in a largely decentralized fashion and only a handful of quantitative risk analyses have been conducted. However, as the risk-informed system of managing maritime transportation matures, it is probable that more data will be collected and quantitative analyses will be conducted more often. An optimization perspective is presented to identify potential avenues of research in the maritime domain.


Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Probabilistic Safety Optimization Perspective Quantitative Risk Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul S. Szwed
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  1. 1.U.S. Coast Guard AcademyNew LondonUSA

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