A committee has been set up by IMCO to draft SOLAS and loadline proposals for air-cushion vehicles, hydrofoils and similar high speed light-displacement passenger-carrying craft. The trend of thought for these proposals is towards a flexible approach in order that this type of vehicle can be governed by safety levels constructed specifically for them, and more conventional vessels can be governed in a manner quite similar to that for ordinary vessels. This article deals with the definition of hovercraft, and it describes features and limitations of these craft, as well as safety, construction and engineering aspects of this type of vehicle.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Based on a talk given to the South Sweden Engineers Club at Malmo on November 9, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Buckle, A K
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Accession Number: 00043973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1978 12:00AM