Scientific Online Resource System

Journal of the Union of Scientists - Varna. The Cultural Heritage of Varna and the Black Sea Region

Risk assessment and determination of the possibilities for reducing it during the transportation of spent nuclear fuel by the Nautilus barge on the Danube river from the port of Kozloduy to the port of Belene

Ivaylo Ivanov


Nowadays, risk assessment is gaining popularity as a tool for business management and ensuring the safety of personnel engaged in various activities, as the main standards that provide guidelines for identifying risk in process management are ISO31000:2018 and ISO45001:2018. With the development of the modern technologies, navigational simulators are increasingly used for the training process of the seafarers, but apart from the educational purposes, they can also be used as a means for evaluation of the risks in the maritime operations. This publication provides guidelines for the use of a marine simulator for risk assessment and identification of possibilities for its reduction during the transportation of spent nuclear fuel by the Nautilus barge along the Danube river from the port of Kozloduy nuclear station to the working site of Belene nuclear station, as a result, some preventive actions and opportunities to reduce the assessed risks can be identified. The contribution of all mentioned is a minimization of costs due to unforeseen situations, which arise during the marine operations and to preserve the human life at sea.


risk assessment, possibilities, nuclear, preventive, transportation

Full Text


Хаджиатанасов, П., 1999, Навигация Том I-ви, ТУ-Варна, стр. 206-254

Хаджиатанасов, П., 2002, Навигация Том II-ри, ТУ-Варна, стр. 598-614

Щерев М., 2001, Аварийно – спасителни операции и осигуряване на мореходността на кораба, ТУ – Варна, стр. 415-454 – ИАППД: Навигационни условия, Изпълнителна агенция „Проучване и поддържане на река Дунав”

ISO 31000:2018 – Системи за управление на риска, ТК-34, БИС, 2018

ISO45001:2018 - Системи за управление на здравето и безопасността при работа. Изисквания с указания за прилагане, TK-34, БИС, 2018

V-Step, HBK-4001, Operators Handbook Part 2;

V-Step, HBK-4001, Termination & Commissioning Handbook;

V-Step, Manta Digital Operation Manual.



Font Size