Despite the advancement in maritime technology, accidents still happen at seas, and these are contributed by various factors.
Facts Regarding SeaAccidents
According to the European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP), there are at least 23,073 marinecasualties that werereported for the year 2018 with a14.5% increase in the number of very serious casualties, which involves the loss of shipsand the environmental hazards it imposes. The breakdown of data shows that the incident frequently occurs on cargo ships (43.8%) followed by passenger ships (23.7%), fishing vessels, service ships, and other ships.
Maritime Casualty Causes (2011-2018)
The causes of these maritime casualties, which are ordered as the most frequent causes to the least, can be classified according to thefollowing:
- Loss of Control
In the latest data, 54.4% of navigational casualties are caused by loss of control which is contributed by the following reasons: navigational equipment failure (engine, propeller, and rudder failure), the listing of ships, and fuel or freshwater shortage.
Sea vessel collision contributes 26.25% of the total maritime casualties in which most of the vessels involved are bulk carriers, general cargo, container ships, and Ro-Ro cargos. Tankers (chemical, liquified gas, oil) and cargos (refrigerated and cargo) of these types experienced it less.
Contacts happen a ship strikes an external object like drilling rigs or platforms. Accidents like these contribute to 15.3% of the total maritime casualties.
Ship grounding or standing refers to the ship impacting a seabed or waterway sidewith a 12.9% involvement with maritime casualties.
Other casualty events with fewer occurrences are damage to ship or equipment, fire/explosion, flooding/floundering, capsizing/listing, and hull failure. According to Mariners Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS), the majority of these maritime accidentsare caused by human error. To mitigate these from happening, installing modern safety control systems in the ship is a good long-term investmentthat cuts down operational downtime and boosts the vessel’s resale value.
Avant-garde Stabilizing Technology Solution Meets the Challenges at Sea Effectively
The wind and the sea are both powerful forces of nature when combined in strength it can completely capsize any types of naval crafts like luxury yachts, military vessels, or commercial ships to the depths of the blue abyss which can cause loss of lives, serious environmental damage, and property loss. Employing an avant-garde stabilizing technology, which is developed by exceptional marine engineers and naval architects, could give you the following main benefits:
- Enhancesboth the crew’s throughput and passengers’ safety due tothe system’s high reliability at zero speed or undertowing.
- Lessens onboard discomfort like seasickness caused by rolling.
- Reduces damage risk to properties and lives.
- Enhances the overall shipping efficiency.
Since this technology is regularly utilized, it is not exempted to wear and tear. Hence, your ship needs real-time maintenance and state-of-the-art Quantum stabilizer parts which are installed and maintained byhighly skilled marine mechanics for optimum performance.