This study investigated navigation safety in Taiwanese harbors and surrounding waters. The key factors that influence navigation safety were summarized by reviewing relevant literature and by interviewing experts. A questionnaire survey was used to assess the degree of importance of these different factors, including human, vessel, harbor traffic, and climatic and environmental factors. A factor analysis was used to design a systematic hierarchical structure for clustering these factors. This study suggests that duty officers can prevent maritime incidents from occurring by taking precautions against the various key factors identified here.
Chou, Chien-Chang; Su, Yuh-Ling; Li, Ren-Fu; Tsai, Chaur-Luh; and Ding, Ji-Feng
"KEY NAVIGATION SAFETY FACTORS IN TAIWANESE HARBORS AND SURROUNDING WATERS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 23:
5, Article 12.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol23/iss5/12