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Overweight containers, a serious threat to ship safety


  • Andrei Cristian

    (Constanta Maritime University)


The problem of overweight containers becomes a major concern of the maritime community. Huge number of containers are damaged and /or lost overboard every year as a result of stow collapse due to overweight containers. Apart from that, this problem affects in a dangerous way the safety of ships by affecting the ships intact stability. The maritime industry efforts continue to find a possible solving problem solution in order to prevent accidents but the problem still remained open. This paper presents the risks involved in overweight containers and the impact of this problem on the maritime safety and safety of ships

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  • Andrei Cristian, 2011. "Overweight containers, a serious threat to ship safety," Constanta Maritime University Annals, Constanta Maritime University, vol. 16(2), pages 11-16.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmc:annals:v:16:y:2011:i:2:p:11-16

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    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General


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