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  1. 1. Safety challenges in the Norwegian fishing fleet NSHC 2012 Trine Thorvaldsen PhD research fellow SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. 2. SINTEF (www.sintef.no) SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 2
  3. 3. Focus for this presentation• Fatalities in the Norwegian fishing fleet all data analyses done by Halvard Aasjord, senior scientist at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (slides 4-6).• Some important measures to improve safety all research projects presented funded by The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (Fiskeri – og havbruksnæringens forskningsfond) http://www.fiskerifond.no/• Current initiatives and research• Future research SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 3
  4. 4. Trends in the Norwegian fishing industry 160 4 000 000 140 3 500 000 Fiskere/fangst pr fisker 120 3 000 000No of fishermen/catch per fisherman 100 2 500 000 Kvantum 80 2 000 000 Quantity 60 1 500 000 40 1 000 000 20 500 000 0 - 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 99 02 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 Kvantum(tonn) Quantity (tons) Fiskere (i 1000) Fishermen Fangst (tonn) pr fisker Catch per fisherman (tons) SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 4
  5. 5. Fatal accidents and frequency - Period 1990 - 2011 Total fatal losses Frequency rel man-years Linear (Frequency rel man-years) 45 25,00 23,78 40 39 20,00 35 17,08 30 Frequency per 10.000 Man-YearsNumber of lost fishermen 14,03 28 15,00 25 23 10,98 10,73 20 10,32 9,76 10,00 9,15 9,15 10,00 18 8,47 17 15 16 7,65 7,24 15 15 6,83 6,12 6,10 5,49 5,61 5,17 12 10 4,88 11 10 10 5,00 9 9 9 8 8 3,18 8 5 6 6 4 0,00 0 0 0,00 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 5
  6. 6. Fatal Accidents in the Norwegian Fishing fleet - 1990 - 2011 45 40 35 30Number of lost fishermen 25 20 15 10 5 0 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Deep Sea Fishing fleet > 28 meter 2 3 9 15 2 1 2 2 5 4 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 2 0 Medium & Large Coastal 13 - 27,9 m 8 2 4 2 1 5 2 2 5 6 1 4 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 6 0 Small Coastal fleet < 13 meter 13 13 15 22 13 2 5 11 5 7 4 4 7 9 4 6 5 3 0 6 2 6 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 6
  7. 7. Some important measures to improve safetyPhoto by TrineThorvaldsen SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 7
  8. 8. Safety and survival training for fishermen Ireland 1975 Norway 1982 Iceland 1985 Taiwan 1985 Faroe islands 1989 Lithuania 1992 Denmark 1994 USA 1994 Finland 1998 Sweden 1998 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 8
  9. 9. Safety manualshttp://www.fiskerifond.no/index.php?current_page=prosjekter&subpage=archive&detail=1&id=279&gid=3 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 9
  10. 10. Technology: Emergency-stop devices Reference: Aasjord HL, Aas C. SINTEF report SFH80 A083043, 2008 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 10
  11. 11. Vessels: Sea keeping abilitiesMK ”Nordheimson”– rebuilt 47 foot fishingvesselReferece: SINTEF report SFH80 A073011, 2008 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 11
  12. 12. Safer work clothing1. Water-proof2. Reinforced on parts especially exposed to wear and tear3. Keeps the body warm4. Provides freedom of movement5. Ensures good visibility6. Withstands tearing by fishing hooks7. Ventilates water vapour and sweat8. Feels light when wearing9. Reduces risk of getting caught in fishing equipment and installations Reference: Geving, IH et al Safer work clothing for fishermen, Internat Marit Health 57:94-10210. Integrated buoyancy aid SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 12
  13. 13. SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 13
  14. 14. SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 14
  15. 15. Highest prioritized requirements by fishermenTRAINING: New employees are given sufficient time for training.EXTERNAL CONDITIONS: Safety is ensured despite a high demand for cost-efficient operation.LEGAL FRAMEWORK: The legal framework is adjusted to the realities within the fishing fleet.OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY: The personal protective equipment is easily accessible on board. Reference: Geving, I et al. SINTEF Report A8573, 2008 SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 15
  16. 16. Current initiatives and research• Conference funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers Tromsø, Norway 24-25.october 2012• European Fisheries Technology Centre (contact: Roar.Solbakken@sintef.no)• Underlying causes for fatalities and serious injuries http://www.sintef.no/Fiskeri-og-Havbruk-AS/Prosjekter/2011/Fiskebaten-som-sikker-arbeidsplass/• A working group established by the Norwegian Maritime Authority SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 16
  17. 17. Future research• Long term consequences of accidents• Work-related exposures and working healthContact: Trine.M.Thorvaldsen@sintef.no Drawing from Fugelli and Aasjord (1992): Fishermen’s work environment guide SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 17
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention!e-mail: Trine.M.Thorvaldsen@sintef.no Phone: +4792422971 http://www.sintef.no/fisk SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture 18

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