Ατυχήματα στο παγκόσμιο ναυτιλιακό χώρο (2004-2008)
This paper gathers, examines and analyzes the accidents that occurred globally in the maritime sector for the years 2004-2008. The collection of the accidents is based on the Lloyd's database of shipping accidents. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the frequency of the accidents and to draw conclusions on the following variables: the types of ships, their capacity, their age, the place of their construction, their flag, the types of accidents, the locations where the accidents occured and the weather conditions which prevailed. Moreover, a correlation of accidents is made with each of the above variables and a further analysis of bulk carriers, general cargo vessels, tankers, containerships and ferries.