The repair cost of a ship is determined at the drawing board but is very seldom considered at that stage of its life. Certainly, quite a number of VLCC's (Very Large Crude carriers) have been built recently without proper consideration of repair work and the increase in size compared to tankers of 100,000 tons d.w. has magnified the difficulties of executing effective repairs. Standard placing of longitudinal bulkheads and rise of floor for example, would avoid many costly and time-absorbing berth preparations when docking later on. Better accessibility to cargo tanks and engine rooms might reduce the movement of materials and staging work considerably, both during the building and repairing of this ship. Changes of general layout in the engine room and accommodation could significantly reduce the disturbance of parts not requiring repair.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, T E
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Serial:
    • Volume: 114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Suppl Papr
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1974 12:00AM