From information provided by shipowners, a statistical analysis of damage reports from seagoing ships has been carried out by the Institut fur Schiffsbauforschung (ISF). The analysis covers some 18,363 occurrences reported from 35 ships during the period between their entry into service up to March, 1978. The total operating time of the ships was 165 years, giving an average operating time of 4.7 years/ship. For the purposes of the analysis, the ships were classed in three main groups according to the type of propulsion, i.e. medium-speed Diesel, low-speed Diesel, and steam turbine. The paper outlines the methods specially developed for the statistical evaluation and discusses the results. The information which has been stored on punched cards is considered to be the most comprehensive reference on damage statistics presently available in Western Germany. Order from BSRA as No. 53,477.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Operations Research (Schiffsbetriebstechnik) Monograph No. 21, "25 Years of Ship Operations Research at Flensburg," Report of the Third Information Meeting of the ISF, Flensburg, 1-2 June 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Ship Operations Research

  • Authors:
    • Brandt, R H
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph No. 21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM