Fatal and serious injuries on board merchant cargo ships

Cakir E.

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH, vol.70, no.2, pp.113-118, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/imh.2019.0018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-118
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Merchant seafaring is one the most dangerous occupation over the world which hosts the physical, ergonomic, chemical, biological, psychological and social elements, which could lead to occupational accidents, injuries and diseases. Therefore, it is a field that should be studied on meticulously and frequently. The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency, circumstances, and causes of occupational accidents on board merchant cargo ships and to identify the risks factors during the daily routine works and dangerous works to be fulfilled.