Risk Rating Trends
Ship Risk Profiles
Vessel Class (Size) - the larger the tanker, the more complicated is the equipment and the bigger the risk of associated human errors. Research demonstrates that most crude oil tanker accidents involve between the interaction between humans, organizations, equipment/systems.
Vessel Type includes chemical tanker, oil tanker and gas carrier.
Vessel Age is a very important parameter in the risk assessment process. Very simply there is a direct relationship between vessel age, increased maintenance due to metal fatigue, corrosion, equipment and structural failures.