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Citation

Wang Y, Zio E, Wei X, Zhang D, Wu B. Int. J. Disaster Risk Reduct. 2019; 33: 343-354.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.10.019

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

The cruiser Eastern Star accident is a catastrophic accident in water transportation industry. The accident has originated from both natural and human-induced causes. This type of complex causation constitutes a pervasive threat to a broader range of water transport activities. The present paper offers an in-depth reflection on the Eastern Star accident through analysis by conventional methods. The first objective is to identify issues in the water transport system. A comparative study is performed to find how the different methods can help to improve safety in unexpected or unknown disruptions of the water transport system, steering towards the concept of resilience as more pertinent from the perspective of safety engineering. Difficulties and challenges in the current paradigms of risk and resilience are delineated at both the operational and theoretical levels, with respect to the specificities of water transport. To articulate the relationship between resilience and risk assessment, this paper proposes a resilience-modulated risk model for integration in the practice of water transport.


Language: en

Keywords

Accident analysis; Resilience; Risk analysis; Water transport system

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