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Assessing the determinants and consequences of safety culture in the maritime industry

The purpose of this study was to provide new insights into seafarers’ safety and wellbeing by examining the influence of key organisational factors related to safety culture.
9 March 2018

This report notes key findings and provides several recommendations based on the findings and expert input.

A total of 1026 seafarers participated in this study (164 from the command team and 862 from the rest of the crew), and 23 flag States were represented in the sample. The sample was representative of the overall population of ships regularly coming into Australian ports.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the University of Queensland, and the University of Western Australia
Last updated: 3 January 2024