Analysis of the causes of loss of life as a result of the sinking of the M/V Batuhan-A, using the fishbone method

Fishbone method for analyzing the M/V Batuhan-A ship accident




M/V Batuhan A, abandon ship, sinking, fishbone method, loss of personnel


There are many large -or small-scale accidents in world maritime history. In addition to the fact that maritime is a dangerous profession, when the human factor is added, accidents become an inevitable reality. Maritime accidents have various consequences, such as pollution, injury and loss of life and others. Precautions are taken to prevent accidents and consequences occuring as a result of accidents. Despite all precautions, maritime accidents occur and many seafarers are injured or even loss their life. Six personnel lost their lives in the accident that resulted in the ship named Batuhan-A, sinking in the Sea of Marmara on 15 February 2024. The fact that all personnel lost their lives in the accident that took place 4 nm away from the shore is an issue that should be particularly examined. In this study, the fishbone method, also known as the Ishikawa diagram, was used to seek an answer to the question of why there was loss of life in the accident. As a result of the analysis, it was revealed that there was a delay of order to abandon the ship and that the emergency procedure was not operated correctly.


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How to Cite

TAŞLI, B. (2024). Analysis of the causes of loss of life as a result of the sinking of the M/V Batuhan-A, using the fishbone method: Fishbone method for analyzing the M/V Batuhan-A ship accident. MARINE REPORTS (MAREP), 3(1), 56–62.



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