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OTO 2001/063

Marine risk assessment

Primarily covers mobile offshore installations, including semi-submersibles, jack-ups and heavy lift vessels. Also covers floating production systems (FPS), which are often based on semi- submersible or ship hulls.Aims to encourage greater use of risk assessment methods for marine operations - especially those methods towards the simpler end of risk assessment: the qualitative and semi-quantitative techniques. Describes risk assessment technology as it might apply to marine operations, emphasising techniques appropriate to marine hazards. While quantitive risk assessment (QRA) has a role in some marine applications, this guidance demonstrates how the wider range of techniques can help operators perform a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, and show that risks are as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

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Updated 2012-03-26