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Who is safe and who is at risk: a study of 20-year-record on accident total loss in different flags


  • K. X. LI


The study examines 20-years of data on 36 world principal fleets and on worldfleets in general, analyses their developments, and particularly their safety records in terms of accidental total loss rates. This study confirms that the open-registry ships tend toward substandard ships. However, some open-registry countries' safety records are quite acceptable. It finds that the safety record of developing maritime countries as a group is better than that of developed maritime countries, of which some are worse than the world average.

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  • K. X. Li & J. Wonham, 1999. "Who is safe and who is at risk: a study of 20-year-record on accident total loss in different flags," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(2), pages 137-144, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:marpmg:v:26:y:1999:i:2:p:137-144
    DOI: 10.1080/030888399286961

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    1. K. X. Li, 1998. "Seamen's accidental deaths worldwide: a new approach," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(2), pages 149-155, January.
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