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Palfinger August 2022

Damaged Ship II

30-31 January 2013, London, UK 

Conference Overview

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.

After any major accident it is imperative to rapidly quantify the damage, assess damage stability and the residual strength of a vessel. Damage stability appraisal should also consider the likelihood of progressive flooding, capsizing probability and effect of waves on stability. There is a need to consider both the global strength capability of the ship structure and the local residual strength of damaged and buckled plating and the effect of flooding on internal structure. Although too early to draw conclusions, the Costa Concordia accident once again reinforces the need for a better understanding of a damaged ship's behaviour.

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Conference Content


A provisional list of the papers being presented at the conference include:

  • Small Patrol Boats: Design for Self Righting, Albert Nazarov, Albatros Marine Design
  • The Damaged Ship ­ Notions and Truths, Dracos Vassalos, University of Strathclyde
  • Onboard Stability Computers and Decision Support Systems, Jóannes Gullaksen, JG Consultant Engineers
  • The Newest Damage Stability Criteria, Rodrigo Perez Fernandes, Universidad Politecnica De Madrid
  • Direct Brep Solid Integration: A Step Towards Virtual Ship's 'High Resolution' Stability, Marc Pommelet, Sistre
  • The Development and Impact of Current and Possible Future National and International Damage Stability Regulations, Keith Hutchinson, Babcock, MCA
  • Assessment of the Residual Hull Girder Ultimate Strength of a Damaged Vessel Subjected to Vertical and Horizontal Bending Moments, Eric VanDerHorn, ABS
  • Application of an Immersed Boundary Method to Simulating Flow around Marine Vessels for Flow-induced Stability Analysis, Kyung-Soo Yang, Inha University
  • Global Strength Assessment of Damaged Steel Ships During Emergency Response, Mr James M Underwood, University of Southampton
  • Residual Capabilitiy of Damaged Composite Ship Structure, Miss Joanne Davies, University of Southampton
  • Container Ship Wreck Removal, Paraskevas Mangriotis & Will Leschaeve, London Offshore Consultants Limited
  • Damage Stability Of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships:  Investigations About the “Water on Deck” Issues within Safety Rules, Mario Naterro, Studio di Ingegneria Navale
  • Residual Strength Assessment of an Aluminium Patrol Boat, Teresa Magoga  and Seref Aksu, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia.

Download the Conference Programme and Registration Form

Registration and Payment


Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 30/12/2012 After 30/12/2012
RINA members £560 £660
Non-members £660 £760
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £330 £330
Principcal Author £125 £125
Additional Author £660 £660

Register by 30 Decemeber and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional coppies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at

 on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the RINA Head Quarters; 10 Upper Belgrave Street, London, SW1X 8BQ. The conference will take place in the Weir lecture hall, teas/coffees and lunch in the Denny Library.

The conference will begin at 9.30am with Coffee and Registration from 9.00am.




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Previous Damaged Ship conferences.

The 2013 conference will be the second in the successful series of Damaged Ship conferences. The 2011 conference sold out and was attended by almost 90 delegates from 15 countries.

Please click here to view the 2011 Damaged Ship Conference Programme

Continual Professional Development

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Attendance at The Damaged Ship II conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate




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