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#mctmpKarahalios, H. (n.d.). A Risk Assessment of Ships Groundings in Rivers: The Case of Parana River. Journal of Navigation, 1-13. doi:10.1017/S0373463319000936


Karahalios, H. (2019). Risk Analysis of Ship Operations: Research and Case Studies of Shipboard Accidents. Pelorus 


"Ship operations are an exciting business where seafarers execute several activities such as navigation, mooring, bunkering, and cargo handling. However, in the aftermath of notable maritime disasters, world states decided that ship operations should be subject to international regulations.


Nowadays international rules cover a plethora of safety, environmental and occupational shipboard hazards. Consequently, a ship operator should ensure compliance with international and local maritime regulations in order to avoid penalties from authorities and commercial damages. Recent findings show that human error is a primary root cause of accidents.


Modern literature explains how rational practices regarding recruitment, training, development of seafarers and other maritime professionals could mitigate shipboard hazards. In this book, existing bibliography, accident analysis and research findings are discussed with practical applications in ship operations. The author aims to present how current knowledge could contribute to accident prevention."


Karahalios, H. (2018). The Severity of Shipboard Communication Failures in Maritime Emergencies: A Risk Management Approach. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.Volume 28, Pages 1-9


Karahalios, H. (2018). IMO & Flag State Implementation Kindle Edition. Pelorus 


Karahalios, H. (2017). The application of the AHP-TOPSIS for evaluating ballast water treatment systems by ship operators. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 52, 172-184.


Karahalios, H. (2017). Effect of Human Behaviour in Shipboard Firefighting Decisions: The Case of Fire in Engine Rooms. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 25(4), 256-268.


Karahalios, H. (2017). Evaluating the knowledge of experts in the maritime regulatory field. Maritime Policy & Management, 44(4), 426-441.


Other Reading Material 


Karahalios H., Yang Z.L., Wang J. (2015) A Risk Appraisal System Regarding the Implementation of Maritime Regulations by a Ship Operator. Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 42(4), pp. 1-25. 

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Karahalios H. (2013) MLC 2006 Compliance: Costs & Benefits. Maritime Trends Conference, Athens, Greece, 8 June 2013.

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Karahalios H., Yang Z.L., Williams V., Wang J. (2011) A Proposed System of Hierarchical Scorecards to Assess the Implementation of Maritime Regulations. Safety Science, Vol. 49, pp. 450–462.


Karahalios H., Yang Z.L., Wang J. (2011) A study of the implementation of maritime safety regulations by a ship operator, In Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management, Ed. Berenguer, Grall and Guedes Soares, Proceeding of 2011, Annual European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL), Troyes, France, 18-22 September, pp. 2863-2869.

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