Port of Baltimore. Workshop Report
COAST GUARD ACADEMY NEW LONDON CT
Pagination or Media Count:
A Port Risk Assessment Workshop was conducted for the Port of Baltimore, Maryland on February 21 22, 2001. The risk assessment process is a structured approach to obtaining expert judgments on the level of waterway risk. The process also addresses the relative merits of specific types of Vessel Traffic Management VTM improvements for reducing risk in the port. Based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process AHP, the port risk assessment process uses a select group of waterway usersstakeholders in each port to evaluate waterway risk factors and the effectiveness of various VTM improvements. The process requires the participation of local Coast Guard officials before and throughout the workshops. Thus the process is a joint effort involving waterway experts and the agenciesentities responsible for implementing selected risk mitigation measures. This methodology employs a generic model of port risk that was conceptually developed by a National Dialog Group on Port Risk and then translated into computer algorithms by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. In that model, risk is defined as the sum of the probability of a casualty and its consequences. Consequently, the model includes variables associated with both the causes and the effects of vessel casualties.
- Civil Engineering
- Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance