A STAMP-based approach for designing maritime safety management systems

Published on Nov 1, 2018in Safety Science3.619
· DOI :10.1016/j.ssci.2018.05.003
Osiris A. Valdez Banda6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Aalto University),
Floris Goerlandt22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Aalto University)
Abstract Designing maritime safety management systems commonly follows basic processes which focus on fulfilling the demands of the regulations in the industry. This provokes designing systems with limited application which are not capable to efficiently use the guidance contained in regulatory demands, and more importantly, creating systems which are not capable of representing, evaluating, and improving the dynamic management of safety-critical organizations. This article proposes a safety system engineering process for designing maritime safety management systems which is based on the Systems-Theoretic Accident Modelling and Processes (STAMP). This process is applied for sketching the safety management of the Vessel Traffic Services in Finland. The aim is to systematically represent the function of the utilized controls for ensuring the internal VTS safety management and the safety of navigation in Finnish sea areas. The outcome of this study provides a descriptive process of analysis for designing maritime safety management systems. In this process, two other concrete elements are included for supporting the functioning of the safety management system to be designed. First, the adaptation of an identification process for determining key performance indicators for planning, monitoring and evaluating the functioning of the safety management system. Second, the constitution of a performance monitoring tool capable of executing the monitoring, measuring, and updating of the determined key performance indicators and the general functioning of the designed safety management system.
Figures & Tables
  • References (45)
  • Citations (8)
📖 Papers frequently viewed together
7 Citations
4 Citations
4 Authors (Shufang Liu, ..., Lei Xu)
78% of Scinapse members use related papers. After signing in, all features are FREE.
#1Dohyung Kee (KMU: Keimyung University)H-Index: 16
#2Gyuchan Thomas Jun (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 8
Last. Roger Haslam (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 29
view all 4 authors...
The South Korea Sewol ferry accident in April 2014 claimed the lives of over 300 passengers and led to criminal charges of 399 personnel concerned including imprisonment of 154 of them as of Oct 2014. Blame and punishment culture can be prevalent in a more hierarchical society like South Korea as shown in the aftermath of this disaster. This study aims to analyse the South Korea ferry accident using Rasmussen's risk management framework and the associated AcciMap technique and to propose recomme...
13 CitationsSource
#1Samuel Lee (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 1
#2Young Bo Moh (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 1
Last. Najmedin Meshkati (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 8
view all 4 authors...
Abstract This study applies the AcciMap methodology, which was originally proposed by Professor Jens Rasmussen (1997), to the analysis of the tragic Sewol Ferry accident in South Korea on April 16, 2014, which killed 304 mostly young people and is considered as a national disaster in that country. This graphical representation, by incorporating associated socio-technical factors into an integrated framework, provides a big-picture to illustrate the context in which an accident occurred as well a...
18 CitationsSource
#1Sarah Sharples (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 16
3 CitationsSource
#1Magnus Boström (LNU: Linnaeus University)H-Index: 2
#2Cecilia Österman (LNU: Linnaeus University)H-Index: 6
The study presented in this paper aims at investigating what safety measures that can be taken to improve the operational safety during icebreaker operations in the Baltic Sea. During icebreaker op ...
6 CitationsSource
#1Osiris A. Valdez Banda (Aalto University)H-Index: 6
#2Floris Goerlandt (Aalto University)H-Index: 22
Last. Jakub Montewka (Aalto University)H-Index: 21
view all 5 authors...
Abstract The wintertime maritime traffic operations in the Gulf of Finland are managed through the Finnish–Swedish Winter Navigation System. This establishes the requirements and limitations for the vessels navigating when ice covers this area. During winter navigation in the Gulf of Finland, the largest risk stems from accidental ship collisions which may also trigger oil spills. In this article, a model for managing the risk of winter navigation operations is presented. The model analyses the ...
34 CitationsSource
#1Tae-eun Kim (Buskerud and Vestfold University College)H-Index: 2
#2Salman Nazir (Buskerud and Vestfold University College)H-Index: 13
Last. Kjell Ivar Øvergård (Buskerud and Vestfold University College)H-Index: 9
view all 3 authors...
The increased complexity of socio-technical systems has revealed the limited contributions of existing event-based accident analysis methods on sustainable safety improvements. Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP) – constructed upon Systems Theory – deploys a holistic approach to safety and provides broad insights into accident causality via the integration of the analysis from both direct and indirect factors involved. A dedicated STAMP-based analysis is conducted in this pape...
31 CitationsSource
#1Paul Swuste (TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)H-Index: 19
#2Jos Theunissen (TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last. Peter Blokland (TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)H-Index: 2
view all 5 authors...
Abstract Indicators for process safety can provide insight into safety levels of a process or of a company, but it is clear that the 'silver bullet' has not yet been identified. In secondary literature a difference is made between leading and lagging safety indicators. Primary literature questions this distinction, as well as the quantification of safety indicators. Safety Indicators for management and organisation have an ambiguous relationship with latent errors and conditions, being mentioned...
28 CitationsSource
#1Osiris A. Valdez Banda (Aalto University)H-Index: 6
#2Maria Hänninen (Aalto University)H-Index: 12
Last. Floris Goerlandt (Aalto University)H-Index: 22
view all 5 authors...
7 CitationsSource
#1Gesa Praetorius (World Maritime University)H-Index: 7
#2Erik Hollnagel (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 43
Last. Joakim Dahlman (Chalmers University of Technology)H-Index: 8
view all 3 authors...
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is a service to promote traffic fluency and safety in the entrance to ports. This article's purpose has been to explore everyday operations of the VTS system to gain insights in how it contributes to safe and efficient traffic movements. Interviews, focus groups and an observation have been conducted to collect data about everyday operations, as well as to grasp how the VTS system adapts to changing operational conditions. The results show that work within the VTS do...
30 CitationsSource
#1Gesa Praetorius (Chalmers University of Technology)H-Index: 7
#2Erik Hollnagel (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 43
This article presents research conducted within the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) domain. VTS is a service that is provided close to ports and geographically challenging areas to support merchant vessels in their navigation. Although VTS is legally an advice and assistance service, applying concepts from Cognitive Systems Engineering and Resilience Engineering can highlight how the joint human-machine system works to promote safe and efficient traffic movements. The VTS is a Joint Cognitive Syste...
15 CitationsSource
Cited By8
#1Weitao Xiong (TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)
#2P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder (TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)H-Index: 22
Last. Kewei Yang (National University of Defense Technology)
view all 3 authors...
Abstract Design and operationalization for Search and Rescue (SAR) activities are unstructured and complex multi-criteria decision-making problems, especially for maritime emergency scenario. There is a lack of decision support methods based on intelligent algorithms to shorten the response time and to reduce the loss of life and property. The primary purpose of this paper is to develop a three-stage decision support method to optimize the type and number of resources when making SAR schemes so ...
#1Gui Fu (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Xuecai Xie (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 2
Last. Ying Ge (CUMT: China University of Mining and Technology)H-Index: 1
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Accident causation models mainly answer the following two questions: (ⅰ) why does an accident occur, and (ⅱ) how does it occur? These models are the most important theoretical basis for safety science, and provide an important method for accident analysis and prevention. To understand accident causation models systematically and comprehensively, this work clarifies the development history of these models over the past 100 years. The work conducted in this study is summarised as follows:...
1 CitationsSource
#1Jinduo Xing (Université Paris-Saclay)H-Index: 1
#2Huixing Meng (THU: Tsinghua University)H-Index: 1
Last. Xiangkun Meng (Dalian Maritime University)H-Index: 1
view all 3 authors...
Abstract Urban pipeline accidents are caused by complex social-technical factors, in which urban communities and pipeline systems are involved. Such accidents can thus be investigated from the viewpoint of system engineering. System-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP) is a systemic method for safety assessment, which has been adopted in many domains. This approach can provide deep insights of accident causes by considering direct and indirect factors. Meanwhile, competition and cooper...
1 CitationsSource
#1Rolf Johan Bye (SINTEF)H-Index: 6
#2Petter Grytten Almklov (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 11
Abstract The Automatic Identification System (AIS), fitted on most ships today, is primarily used for real time ship monitoring. This paper illustrates how stored AIS data can be used to construct activity data that can be used to normalize accident statistics, to turn recorded numbers of accidents into accident rates. We show, by way of some examples, the potential in using AIS to construct different types of activity data, and discuss the advantage of combining measures based on different acti...
1 CitationsSource
#1Osiris A. Valdez Banda (Aalto University)H-Index: 6
#2Sirpa KannosH-Index: 1
Last. Pentti Kujala (Aalto University)H-Index: 27
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Autonomous vessels have become a topic of high interest for the maritime transport industry. Recent progress in the development of technologies enabling autonomous systems has fostered the idea that autonomous vessels will soon be a reality. However, before the first autonomous vessel can be released into her actual context of operation, it is necessary to ensure that it is safe. This is a major challenge as the experience of autonomous ships is very limited. This study highlights the n...
#1Muhammad Yasir Shamim (UTP: Universiti Teknologi Petronas)H-Index: 2
#2Azizul Buang (UTP: Universiti Teknologi Petronas)H-Index: 6
Last. Muhammad Athar (UTP: Universiti Teknologi Petronas)H-Index: 2
view all 5 authors...
Abstract The process industries are encountering challenges in terms of process disasters; therefore, safety performance has become a focal spot for forthcoming research. Since the process safety management (PSM) has ignored the insight behavior of performance indicators along with their associated metrics. Therefore, it is imperative to develop the leading and lagging metrics for PSM elements. The evaluation of the past major catastrophes reveals that the severity of the disasters depends upon ...
A safety management system (SMS) is the common means used by organizations to assess organizational performance with respect to the safety and well-being of people, property and the natural ecosystem. A SMS provides confidence to diverse stakeholders that organizational safety is at an appropriate level and fulfils the applicable regulatory standards. As a multifaceted system for organizational safety assessment, ensurance and assurance, the evaluation of the design and operational use of SMS is...
#1Anastácio Pinto Gonçalves Filho (UFBA: Federal University of Bahia)H-Index: 2
#2Gyuchan Thomas Jun (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 8
Last. Patrick Waterson (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 23
view all 3 authors...
Abstract The validity and reliability of human factors and safety science methods are some of the important criteria for judging their appropriateness and utility for accident analysis, however these are rarely assessed. The aim of this study is to take a closer look at the validity and reliability of two systemic accident analysis methods (Accimap and STAMP) by comparing the results of four studies which analysed the same accident (the South Korea Sewol Ferry accident) using two methods. Studie...
3 CitationsSource
Abstract Increasing the safety always was one of the main priorities for significant plants of critical information infrastructure. Under the conditions of intensive development and putting in operation of information technologies, particular attention is paying to issues of providing the safety. One of the solutions is creating the information and analytical system “Safety management system”, which implements monitoring information on the safety on the basis by system regularities. In the paper...