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In this paper the Escape, Evacuation and Rescue (EER) process for Arctic and polar water conditions is discussed. It is shown by numerical simulation of this process that the rescue success rate decreases compared with the 'open sea' water case and is also strongly dependent on the weather conditions. This is mainly because the evacuation process and to some extent also the rescue process face additional difficulties. The current regulations are analyzed with respect to Arctic conditions and suggestions for their implementation are given. The recommendations include a more suitable temperature range for working materials, a suitable lifeboat type and improvements for the lifeboat propulsion and equipment. The application of remote sensing techniques to optimise the search process is discussed.

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Authors: CREMERS J, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);MORRIS S, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);STEPANOV I, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg (RU);BERCHA F, Bercha Group, Calgary (CA)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: POAC 01, 16th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Artic Conditions. Organised by: Canadian Hydraulics Centre. hled in: Ontario (CA), 12-17 August 2001
Record Number: 200013534 / Last updated on: 2001-07-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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