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Fast Ships Safety - Operational safety requirements procedures and training tools

Objective

To appraise on Formal and Scientific basis the navigation risk factors and level of safety of fast vessel operations due to:

- The increase in speed by a factor of the order of 2, which reduces the response time of shipmasters when faced with a given event/situation and creates for fast and conventional ships unexpected or unidentifiable situations;
- The vulnerability of fast vessels when faced with floating objects (containers, tree trunks, etc.);
- Their vulnerability with regard to severe sea conditions and limited visibility;
- The lack of accuracy of sea conditions predictions within some sea areas and the possible conflicts that may result from incompatibilities between safety and efficiency of fast ship operations.

To define safety requirements of fast vessel operations and concrete actions to reach them by the means of:

- Performance criteria related to fast ship navigational equipment taking accont of the specific human factors involved;
- Operational procedures enhancing the safety of manoeuvres at sea and in the approaches to ports;
- Suitable operators training courses and tools.

The project will finally provide the European maritime community, including the competent authorities, with an enhanced knowledge in a domain where Europe may expect to play a leading role.
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PARIS, SAINT CLOUD and CRETEIL -FRANCE
HAMBURG-GERMANY
ROTTERDAM-NETHERLANDS
GENOA-ITALY
BARCELONA-SPAIN
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FASS project has connection with : SEALOC, CATRIV, DISC II The project also has strong links with the currently on-going research concerted actions related to : Formal Safety Environment and Vessel Traffic Management and Information Services.

Coordinator

S.A.R.L. SODENA
Address
Rue Des R,fuzniks 19
94000 Creteil
France

Participants (7)

BUREAU VERITAS S.A.
France
Address
Place Des Reflets 17 Bis, Paris La Defense 2
92400 Courbevoie
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS TECNICO MARITIMOS
Spain
Address
Valencia 174
08011 Barcelona
FACHHOCHSCHULE HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Rainvilleterrasse 4
22765 Hamburg
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE NAVIGATION
France
Address
3,Ave Octave Gréard
75007 Paris
MARINE ANALYTICS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Veerhaven 7
3001 KE Rotterdam
SINDEL S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Del Commercio 112 C
16167 Genova
THOMSON-CSF DETEXIS
France
Address
2, Avenue Gay-lussac
92214 Saint-cloud