This paper reviews the statistics of the hull damages found on ships classed with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK). It examines the features of such damages on each type of ship. Measures for preventing damages are considered from the viewpoint of ship maintenance. In the light of the fact that various sorts of damage are increasing in proportion to ships' age and also that most damages--such as cracks, deformations, bucklings in the structures--to ships in service are caused as result of wear and tear of the structural members, it appears that corrosion is a primary cause of all sorts of damages to the structures of ships in service. It is suggested that more care than ever be paid to protection from corrosion in order to prevent damages and permit operation of ships in a safe and efficient condition. This would also protect the shipowners from the economic consequences of possible detention of a ship by the port authorities as a substandard ship.

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    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Akita, Y
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00323496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1996 12:00AM