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
Vessel Traffic Services
acceleration due to gravity (m/s2)
International Maritime Organization
Maritime Safety Committee (IMO)