Application of Tool to Evaluate the Causes of Accident According to the Social-technical Model of Rasmussen: Case of Wreck in Mar Grande-Brazil

  • Ivone CerqueiraEmail author
  • Antonio Júlio Nascimento Silva
  • Salvador Ávila Filho
  • Jade Ávila
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


This paper intends to discuss causes and dimensions of maritime transport activity, to understand the safety culture used for this means of transport. The vessel of the accident, was with 120 passengers, embarked in Mar Grande to Salvador. This case study has characteristics that resemble the study of Rasmussen in the shipwreck in Zeebrugge. In the Mar Grande accident, there are gaps in the safety culture in small and medium-sized vessels. Believing that risk aversion contributes to human failures and mistakes. It is understood that the applied study of the diagram of the accident of Great Sea, elaborated from the research of Rasmussen, is part of the analysis proposed in this research. Deciding, communicating, diagnosing and developing tasks are associated with the fragility of the knowledge of socio-technical skills and communication tools. It is hoped that this research will indicate the best educational practices for leaders and the population, in order to understand proper behavior in the face of a maritime disaster.


Maritime accident Rasmussen Culture and security Risk analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivone Cerqueira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Júlio Nascimento Silva
    • 2
  • Salvador Ávila Filho
    • 1
  • Jade Ávila
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  2. 2.Public Security BRSalvadorBrazil
  3. 3.Federal University Campina GrandeCampina GrandeBrazil

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