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Harmonisation of rules and design rationale

Objective

The process of harmonisation of damage stability regulations according to the probabilistic approach is currently undergoing scrutiny by various institutions and authorities before being proposed for adoption by IMO, with 2001 being the presently set target. However, ongoing investigations started revealing serious lack of robustness and consistency and more importantly a worrying lack of rationale in the choice of parameters that are likely to affect the evolution of the overall design and safety of ships. A recent application of existing tools by a committee of the relevant IMO working group (SDS-SLF) revealed that, before confidence in the whole process is irreversibly affected, concerted effort at European level must address the thorough validation of calculations, the proper choice of parameters and the definition of levels of acceptance before evaluating systematically the impact on the safety and design of ships.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S
Address
Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik
Norway

Participants (18)

CARL BRO A/S
Denmark
Address
Vermehrensvej 14
5230 Odense
CONS.A.R. ITALIAN SHIPOWNERS CONSORTIUM
Italy
Address
Piazza Brignole, 5/10
16122 Genova
DELTAMARIN LTD
Finland
Address
2,Purokatu 1
21200 Raisio
FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA
Italy
Address
Passeggio S. Andrea 6
34123 Trieste
FORCE TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
Address
Hjortekaersvej 99
2800 Lyngby
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 32
20459 Hamburg
HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING S.A.
Greece
Address
23,Akti Miaouli 23
18535 Keratsini / Pireas
HOWALDTSWERKE - DEUTSCHE WERFT AG
Germany
Address
112-114,Werftstraase 112-114
24143 Kiel
KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.
Finland
Address
Laivakatu
00151 Helsinki
MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Commercial Road 105 Spring Place - Bay 2/2B
SO15 1EG Southampton
MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
2,Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athens
PELMATIC KNUD E. HANSEN A/S
Denmark
Address
Islands Brygge 41
2300 Koepenhagen
SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE SA
Poland
Address
Waly Piastowskie, 1
80 958 Gdansk
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101E
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
.,Ridley Building
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
48,North Portland Street 48 Colville Building 8
G1 1XM Glasgow
WS ATKINS CONSULTANTS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road
KT18 5BW Epsom