A Survey on Ship Collision Risk Evaluation

  • Qingyang Xu School of Mechanical, Electrical & Information Engineering, Shandong University, Weihai
  • Ning Wang Marine Engineering College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian
Keywords: collision risk, collision avoidance, ship domain, fuzzy comprehensive evaluation,


Recently, ship collision avoidance has become essential due to the emergence of special vessels like chemical tankers and VLCCs (very large crude carriers), etc. The information needed for safe navigation is obtained by combining electrical equipment with real-time visual information. However, misjudgements and human errors are the major cause of ship collisions according to research data. The decision support system of Collision avoidance is an advantageous facility to make up for this. Collision risk evaluation is one of the most important problems in collision avoidance decision supporting system. A review is presented of different approaches to evaluate the collision risk in maritime transportation. In such a context, the basic concepts and definitions of collision risk and their evaluation are described. The review focuses on three categories of numerical models of collision risk calculation: methods based on traffic flow theory, ship domain and methods based on dCPA and tCPA.


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Xu Q, Wang N. A Survey on Ship Collision Risk Evaluation. PROMET [Internet]. 2014Dec.30 [cited 2019Aug.19];26(6):475-86. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/1386