An Analysis of Pilotage Marine Accidents in Korea

Yong An Park, Tsz Leung Yip, Hong Gyue Park

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Abstract

Concerns have been raised around pilotage in Korea due to a rise in marine accidents in the 2010s. Since the late 2000s, a debate has been sparked on the most suitable age of retirement for Korean pilots. The debate has focused on the extension of retirement age of pilots from 65 to 68 and whether this will affect the probability of marine accidents. Therefore, it is crucial to calculate the probability of marine accidents in relation to different age groups of pilots. After collecting the data of marine accidents caused by pilot's negligence, the study suggests two measurements of probability of marine accidents during pilotage: on the basis of the number of pilotage services and the hours of pilotage services. The analysis finds that age is not the exclusive cause of pilotage marine accidents by the age group over 65.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Shipping and Logistics
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Korea
  • Marine Accident
  • Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Probability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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