Maritime Safety Research CentreOur research

Our research activities are strategically focused, ensuring that academic excellence is combined with strong industrial engagement.

Our areas of research

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Fire Protection and prevention

Fire sources, fuel leaks, detection, containment, extinction, operational practices and measures of success of the instigation of weekly drills

Blackout Prevention

Analysis and root cause identification of blackouts, research alternatives for improvement, operational implementation, and monitoring. Ensuring there is increased knowledge and understanding of the sensitivities and their impact on the outcomes


Research into improved LSA alternatives linked to evacuation and abandonment.


Ship design and operational practices ensuring minimum evacuation times can be improved, managed and operated safely.


Analysis and reduction of guest and crew accidents/incidents providing targeted and focused actions in design and operational practices.

Navigational Practices

Continuous improvement through training and the adoption of new technology and systems.

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