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The Damaged Ship III - Conference Papers

25 - 25 March 2015, London, UK

Following on from the success of the first RINA international conference on The Damaged Ship; this event will focus on the assessment and analysis of stability, strength, sea worthiness of a ship damaged by collision, grounding, structural failure, fire or explosion. It will also consider procedures to minimise risks for passengers, crew, ship, environment and to develop safe countermeasures including sequences for transferring, offloading cargo and ballast water for salvage operations. The following papers were presented at the conference;

  • Preliminary Damage Assessment Process Using Decision Support System - Initial Damage Stability Assessment and Verification Based on Existing and Proposals for Future Damage Stability Regulation by J Gullaksen, JG Maritime Engineering Ltd., UK
  • Current and possible future Intact and Damage Stability Passenger Ship Regulations, Specifically the Provision of Damage Stability Information and Verification Tools to the Master by K W Hutchinson, Babcock Int., UK and A L Scott, MCA, UK
  • Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Emergency Response Service (SERS): Casualty Response – Initial Damage Assessment and Verification by W Peiris, D Prentice and L Brzoska, Lloyd’s Register, UK
  • A Damage Assessment Tool in Ship Collisions by S Paboeuf, Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore Division, France, H Le Sourne and K Brochard, GeM UMR 6183 CNRS, Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers (ICAM), France, and N Besnard, Principia, France
  • The Next Step for Damage Stability Calculations by R Perez, SENER and J A. Muñoz, SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas, Spain
  • On The Stability of Fast Ferry in Damage Scenarios by M Acanfora, Aalto University, Finland and F De Luca, Universitá degli studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
  • Small Craft Freeboard and Stability: Approaches to Assessment and Perspective Improvements by A Nazarov, Albatross Marine Design, Thailand
  • Integrated Decision Support System for Increased Passenger Ship Safety by P Pennanen, P Ruponen and H Ramm-Schmidt, Napa Ltd, Finland
  • Holistic Analysis of Crew Cognition and Interaction During Naval Damage Control by J Liu and A Woolley, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
  • Assessment of the Residual Hull Girder Ultimate Strength of Damaged Vessels Subjected to Vertical and Horizontal Bending Using Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis by M Petricic and E VanDerHorn, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), USA
  • Cryogenic Crashworthiness of LNG Fuel Storage Tanks by M Hoogeland, TNO, Netherlands
  • Lessons Learned by Lloyd’s Register SERS From 40,000 Ship-Years of Client Support: The Emergency Response Chain by D. Widger, W. Gibbons, C. Fisher and C. Chaelis, Lloyd’s Register, UK
  • Wreck Removal by Heavy Lift Vessel – A Study by G Dewdney, London Offshore Consultants Limited, UK and M Seij, Dockwise Shipping B.V., Netherlands

Reference Number

ISBN No. 978-1-909024-38-0

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