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A comprehensive model for human factors evaluation in maritime accident: HFACS and FAHP

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DOI: 10.23977/fmess.2019.043


Yu Liu, Yang Liu, Xiaoxue Ma, Weiliang Qiao

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Xiaoxue Ma


Human factors are widely regarded to be the most highly contributing factors to maritime accident prevention system failures. A comprehensive analysis model involving Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) is proposed in this study, which is applied to investigation human factors involved in maritime accidents. the accident scenarios stemmed from sand carrier accident database in China are developed to verified the proposed analysis model, and the top ten most highly contributing primary events associated with the human factors leading to sand carrier accidents are identified. Moreover, potential safety countermeasures for the most highly contributing human factors are proposed.


Human factors, marine accident, HFACS, FAHP

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