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Author Bayazit, Ozan
Affiliation Dokuz Eylul University, Maritime Faculty Tinaztepe Campus, Buca-Izmir/Turkey
Author Toz, Ali C.
Affiliation Dokuz Eylul University, Maritime Faculty Tinaztepe Campus, Buca-Izmir/Turkey
Author Buber, Muge
Affiliation Dokuz Eylul University, Maritime Faculty Tinaztepe Campus, Buca-Izmir/Turkey
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2613
Abstract This study used a spatial distribution analysis to identify the risky areas in the Çanakkale Strait – one of the narrowest waterways with high marine traffic – in terms of ship accidents. To accomplish this, a point density analysis, as part of the geographic information systems (GIS) methodology, was used to create accident density distributions and thematic maps. A total of 162 marine accidents in the Çanakkale Strait between 2007 and 2018 were taken into account. Detailed technical data of accidents were obtained from accident reports provided by the Turkish Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (TMSRCC). The results showed that, among the 162 cases, bulk carriers have the highest accident rate, and most accidents at the Nara Turn were caused by engine failure. In addition, accidents due to navigational failure occurred in every region of the strait. Remarkably, factors directly and indirectly related to human error were still the determining factors in marine accidents. As a result, the risk of marine accidents was higher in the narrow portions of the waterway, and navigation was difficult, especially in areas such as the Nara Turn Point. In future research, it is recommended to consider a wider period of activities using different methods to provide more comprehensive results.
Pages 9-17
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords Çanakkale Strait
Keywords Geographic Information System
Keywords marine accident
Keywords spatial analysis
Keywords risk
Keywords Point Density Analysis
Title Spatial distribution analysis of ship accidents in the Çanakkale Strait
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 7
Tables 1
DOI 10.17402/414
Published 2020-06-29
Accepted 2020-06-10
Recieved 2020-04-15


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