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"Relative Risk Assessment Methodology in Vessel Traffic at Sea"
by Shenping Hu, Quangen Fang, Jinpeng Zhang, Yongtao Xi,
in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), pp. 1493-1498
After careful and considered review of the content and authorship of this paper by a duly constituted expert committee, this paper has been found to be in violation of IEEE's Publication Principles.
This paper contains portions of original text from the paper cited below. The original text was copied without attribution and without permission.
"Formal Safety Assessment: A Critical Review"
by C.A. Kontovas, H.N. Psaraftis,
in Marine Technology, Vol. 46, No 1, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), January 2009
The Ship Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) is the premier scientific method that is currently being used for the analysis of maritime safety and the recommendations of concerned regulatory policy. This paper conducts an overview of the FSA methodology and proposes ways to improve it. The applications of both quantitative risk analysis (QRA) and risk-based decision making techniques were discussed, and possible pitfalls or other deficiencies are identified. Then proposals of relative risk assessment methodology are made to alleviate such deficiencies, with a view to achieve a more transparent and objective approach. The results of this paper may be useful if a revision of the FSA tools is contemplated along these discussions.