Development of an operational model for maritime incident management

Sanna Sonninen, Raine Hautala, Rolf Bäckström

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    Management of vessel traffic and maritime incidents is greatly based on the utilisation of ICT. To further enhance the use of ICT, the national maritime telematics architecture MeriArkki was introduced in Finland in 2004 [1, 2]. One of the most important development needs recognised in the architecture was the creation and implementation of an operation model for maritime incident management. The preliminary operation model was developed during 2004 [3]. It focuses on the management of all deviations to normal operation but the emphasis is on minor incidents often causing major ramifications. The operation model clearly shows that in comparison with other transport modes i.e. road and railway, the number of key actors in the maritime sector is so large that reliable and effective use of telematics for information management and exchange is a necessity [4, 5]. The identified main development needs of the preliminary operation model are the realisation of a Call centre function based on the co-operation of authorities, the improvement of communication and implementation of operation model by establishing a co-operative forum of the fundamental parties of maritime traffic, the expansion of the role of vessel traffic management into a data management centre supporting incident management, and the development of the national maritime information system PortNet to serve also as a means of incident management communications
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
    Place of PublicationSan Francisco
    PublisherIntelligent Transportation Society of America - ITS America
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005 - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 6 Nov 200510 Nov 2005
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco


    • Maritime incident management
    • operation model
    • ITS architecture
    • information systems


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