Near Miss

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A sequence of events and/or conditions that could have resulted in loss. This loss was prevented only by a fortuitous break in the chain of events and/or conditions.

The potential loss could be human injury, environmental damage or negative business impact (e.g., repair or replacement costs, scheduling delays, contract violations, loss of reputation).

Source: IMO MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.7

(VTS33/output/8 refers)

Vessel Traffic Services

acceleration due to gravity (m/s2)

International Maritime Organization

Maritime Safety Committee (IMO)

Circular (IMO)