WHICH CAUSES OF HULL DAMAGE ARE MOST FREQUENT?

The Author reviews the statistics of hull damage to ships classed with NKK and examines the main features on each type of ship. Measures for the prevention of damage are discussed from the point of view of ship maintenance. The review discloses that certain types of damage increase in direct proportion to ships' age and that in most cases damages such as cracks, deformations, and structural buckling to ships in service are caused by corrosion of the structure. The Author suggests that more care should be paid to corrosion protection of ships' structures in order to protect shipowners from the economic consequences of possible detention of a ship which might be considered by a port authority to be sub-standard. Typical damages to the following ship types are analysed: General-Cargo Ships, Log Carriers, Oil Tankers, Ore Carriers, Bulk Carriers, and Container Ships. Order from BSRA as No. 54,789.

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    Intec Press Limited

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

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  • Accession Number: 00330002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM