Marine Accident Analysis with GIS

Uğurlu Ö., Yıldırım U., Yüksekyıldız E.

NAV 2012, Naples, Italy, 17 - 19 October 2012, pp.171-172

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Naples
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-172
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, marine casualties which are recorded Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) in 2007-2011, result in death, injury, economic loss and environmental pollution are discussed. The studied types of ships are container, bulk dry, general cargo, roro, ropax, passenger and tankers. The information contained in GISIS system is textual format and it is difficult to systematically analyze this information. For this reason, by creating a new data base, which is Microsoft Excel-based, ship accidents are classified according to name, flag state and type of ship, type, size and coordinates of the accidents that are evaluated by entering the Geographical Information System(GIS). In the study, all marine areas having been separated into ranges in ArcGIS 10 program, the marine areas with intensive marine accidents have been determined and marine accident chart has been created. As a result of the study, high risk marine areas are Strait of Dover and Hamburg in the North Europe, Belfast Shores in Ireland, the seas surrounding Great Belt, Kattegat and Copenhagen in Baltic Sea, In far east, Kanmon Strait, Urage Channel and Bungo Strait in Japan, Shanghai, Ningbo and Hong Kong in China.