Unified Tanker Survey and Inspection Regime in Terms of Reducing Psychophysical Strain of the Crew

  • Toni Bielić University of Zadar
  • Mirano Hess University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Luka Grbić University of Zadar
Keywords: tanker inspection, survey, workload, safety,


The paper focuses on analysis of the effect of various surveys and inspections on the psychophysical behaviour of the crew. After analysing the scope and the extent of each regime, the authors identified more than 60% of surveys overlapping each other. Furthermore, the results of the survey conducted among seafarers indicate that the present method of carrying out ship surveys and inspections have a negative effect on the psychophysical condition of the crew. Therefore, a new method of tanker inspections has been proposed in order to reduce the psychophysical strain of the crew. The proposed method would minimise the annual duration of the inspections up to 30% and improve inspection time coordination without compromising quality and safety of the ships.

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Toni Bielić, University of Zadar

Maritime Department

Head of Dept.

Associate Professor

Mirano Hess, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies

Navigation and Nautical Studies

Associate Professor

Luka Grbić, University of Zadar

Maritime Department

PhD student


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Bielić T, Hess M, Grbić L. Unified Tanker Survey and Inspection Regime in Terms of Reducing Psychophysical Strain of the Crew. Promet [Internet]. 2017Sep.5 [cited 2024Jun.23];29(4):455-61. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/2362

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