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Inspection Capabilities for Enhanced Ship Safety

Objective

In the day-to-day ship operations, structural and machinery failures may lead to major accidents, endangering crew and passengers lives onboard, posing a threat to the environment, damaging the ship itself and having a great impact in terms of business losses. Moreover, with the introduction and building of a big number of new ships, their monitoring and inspection from both regulatory bodies and Classification Societies has become more and more difficult in order to obtain the optimum inspection results and eliminating the hazards posed by high-risk and sub-standard ships. In this respect, the INCASS (Inspection Capabilities for Enhanced Ship Safety) project brings together a range of experienced and dedicated partners in order to tackle the issue of ship inspection, identification of high-risk ships, providing access to information related to ship surveys independent of the ship’s flag and inspection regime and moreover incorporate enhanced and harmonised cooperation of maritime stakeholders in order to avoid ship accidents, promote maritime safety and protect the environment. The INCASS consortium aims to bring an innovative solution to the ship inspection regime through the introduction of enhanced inspection of ship structures based on robotic platforms, providing ship structures and machinery monitoring with real time information using ‘intelligent’ sensors and incorporate Structural and Machinery Risk Analysis. Moreover, by introducing Condition Based inspection tools and methodologies, reliability and criticality based maintenance, providing an enhanced Central Database including ship structures and machinery available to maritime authorities (e.g. EMSA, Port State Control), Classification Societies and ship operators and eventually by developing a Decision Support System for ship structures and machinery for continuous monitoring and risk analysis and management of ship operations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-TRANSPORT-2013-MOVE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)

Participants (11)

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kim Tanneberger (Ms.)
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessia Vergine (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Olthoff (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Garcias (Dr.)
GLAFCOS MARINE EPE
Greece
Address
Fragiadon Str 45
18537 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leonidas Drikos (Mr.)
BUREAU VERITAS SA
France
Address
40-52 Boulevard Du Parc Immeuble Newtime
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Thiebaut (Mrs.)
ATLANTEC ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Oehleckerring 13
22419 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Koch (Dr.)
TECNICAS Y SERVICIOS DE INGENIERÍA, S.L.
Spain
Address
Avda Pio Xii 44 Blo2 Esc Izq
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raul Salinas (Dr.)
SHIPCON LIMASSOL LIMITED
Cyprus
Address
Agiou Antoniou
Limassol
Administrative Contact
Martina Splichalova (Mrs.)
DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
Cyprus
Address
Christaki Kompou 3
3011 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Takis Varelas (Prof.)
AP&A Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
The Mall 32
W5 3TJ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Verveniotis (Dr.)