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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)

Michael G. Stamatelatos
Michael G. Stamatelatos
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Harold S. Blackman
Harold S. Blackman
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On 15 August 2000, without prior indication, disaster struck onboard the container ship “Dongedijk”. The ship capsized shortly after leaving Port Said, Egypt, on a flat calm sea. Fortunately, no lives were lost and the environment was not compromised. The Dutch Shipping Council investigated the accident and concluded that the vessel did not comply with all statutory stability regulations. Disciplinary action has been taken on both the Captain and the First Navigating Officer.

The accident initiated an intense discussion on the safety onboard small container ships, as it was widely felt that there was more to it. The Dutch Ministry...

1. Introduction
2 Method
3 Results
4 Lessons Learned
5 Conclusions and Recommendations
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