An Effect of Traffic Speed on Maritime Accidents

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 272)


VTS has been operated at the ports and coastal areas in order to prevent maritime accidents and improve transport efficiency, as described in IMO Resolution A.857(20), Guideline for VTS. To reduce the ship collision, we need to understand the factors of the traffic characteristics which is related with collisions. Although many considerable studies have been conducted over the past several years to prevent ship collisions, the results are not practical. We investigated the correlation among statistical parameters of vessel speed, traffic flow, and potential collision rate in VTS area. Finally, This research provides persuasive evidence to enforce an safe speed to reduce ship collisions in VTS area.


VTS Marine Accidents Safe Ship Speed Collision Rate Maritime Traffic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Maritime Transportation System, Graduate SchoolMokpo National Maritime UniversityMokpo CityRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Division of International Maritime Transportation ScienceMokpo National Maritime UniversityMokpo CityRepublic of Korea

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