Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 860–867 | Cite as

Designing a Risk Assessment Matrix for Algerian Port Operations

  • Abdelhakim Bouzaher
  • Lylia BahmedEmail author
  • Furusho Masao
  • Mokrane Fedila
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


Port approach for merchant ships (regarding docking) is a special event related to the safety of ships and port facilities. This maneuvre is for emergency situations, and the consequences can be very damaging because there is a high risk of occurrence and severity can be high. In Algeria, 90% of foreign trade depends on shipping, and commercial vessels must dock in the port safely. This study aims to contribute to the management of risks associated with port operations by designing a matrix for specific assessment of this type of risk based on analysis of several incidents and accidents regarding maneuvring ships in Algerian ports. The design of the evaluation matrix of risks associated with port operations in Algeria is done in the context of the application of the Formal Safety Assessment methodology for improved performance of this method regarding precision and accuracy of results.


Risk management Risk assessment safety operation Ships of commerce Algerian port 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelhakim Bouzaher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lylia Bahmed
    • 2
    Email author
  • Furusho Masao
    • 3
  • Mokrane Fedila
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory in the Maritime Transportation Security SETRAMEcole Nationale Supérieure Maritime Bou IsmailBou IsmailAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Recherche en Prévention Industrielle (LRPI) Institut d’Hygiène et Sécurité IndustrielleUniversité Batna 2BatnaAlgeria
  3. 3.JICA Expert and Professor at Kobe University, Graduate School of Maritime SciencesKobeJapan

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