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Damaged Ship V

11 March 2020, London, UK


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RINA is taking the required measures to maintain the events as scheduled. Our facilities and staff will continue to take the precautions to keep everyone safe.


One of the most critical issues in naval architecture is the operational safety of vessels, and intact and damaged stability conditions are uppermost amongst factors to be considered for higher safety level requirements for both commercial and military ships.

After any major accident it is imperative to rapidly quantify the damage, assess damaged stability and the residual strength of a vessel.  Any damaged stability appraisal must also consider the likelihood of progressive flooding, the effect of the mass and motion of flood water within the vessel, capsizing probability, and the effect of waves on stability. There is a need to consider both the overall strength of the ship structure and the local residual strength of damaged and buckled plating and the effect of flooding on internal structure.


Following on from the successes of previous RINA Damaged Ship conferences; 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, and environment and to develop safe countermeasures including sequences for transferring crew and offloading cargo and ballast water, for salvage operations:

RINA invites papers from designers, builders, operators, classification societies and legislative government bodies on topics including:

  • Initial damage assessment and verification
  • Behaviour of a damaged ship in a seaway
  • Stability in waves, extreme motions, capsize dynamics
  • Modelling water ingress and ship flooding
  • Assessment of global and local integrity of the damaged ship
  • Pollution minimisation and mitigation
  • ERS planning and decision support systems
  • Existing, and proposals for future, damaged stability regulation
  • Education and training on damaged stability
  • Engineering of lifting operations


Preliminary Agenda Updated 06/03/2020

Submit  Abstract or Register Interest


Member                           £380.00+VAT= £456

Non-Member                   £430.00+VAT= £516

Concession                     £200.00+VAT= £240

Authors                            £115.00+VAT= £138

Additional Author           £330.00+VAT= £396

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Click here to download the Call for Papers

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline fo submission for abstracts is 4th December 2019.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The Damaged Ship V conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

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