Safety of marine structures is one of the most important problems to be concerned by all stakeholders. Prof. Torgeir Moan of Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has dedicated almost all his academic life in investigating various issues in this field and he and his colleagues and students have made significant contributions to the analysis methods. He is certainly deserved to be dedicated a special symposium in honor of his contribution. The present author was greatly influenced by him and worked for the similar issues. In this paper, the author will re-discuss the issue of the safety of marine structures from a philosophical point of view based on his own experience. The purpose of this presentation is to identify the key factors on safety of marine structures and to suggest the potential treatment methods for these factors. It is expected that this discussion is of some value for the future researches in this field of safety of marine structures which was greatly focused by Prof. Torgeir Moan.

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