• Valerian Novac "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Eugen Rusu "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Gheorghe Stăvărache "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
Keywords: Black Sea, naval, accident, safety, intervention


Most of the global trade is carried by sea as the Earth surface is covered more than ¾ with water. For commercial purposes, the size of ships has continuously increased; thus, the space for cargo and passengers became more generous. Though, this leads to higher risks: reduced maneuverability, especially in narrow or confined waters, more costly intervention in case of an accident and consistent relief actions. When naval accidents affect the property, human life and environment are severely affected. To reduce the risk of accidents or curb their effects when produced, all stakeholders involved in shipping must obey the provisions of international regulations related to the safety of ships operations, collision avoidance, pollution prevention, and so on. Along with enforcing international regulations in the field, effective management of intervention in the case of an accident has to be adopted. This paper presents the influence of environmental factors in the western Black Sea basin on naval accidents, along with considerations related to the system of intervention in the case of distress situations or accident in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

How to Cite
Novac, V., Rusu, E., & Stăvărache, G. (2019). BLACK SEA NAVAL ACCIDENTS – INTERVENTION MANAGEMENT. Mechanical Testing and Diagnosis, 9(2), 11-14.