THE NEW EQUIVALENT INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS ON SUBDIVISION AND STABILITY OF PASSENGER SHIPS

This paper pertains to new regulations on the subdivision and stability of passenger ships as alternative to the provisions of Part B, Chapter II of the International Convention for the Safety of life at Sea, 1960. The philosophy, background, and practical application are discussed to stimulate study leading to better and wider utilization. Based on probability principles, the new rules are vastly superior to the 1960 Convention in logic and are rational and explicit in structure. Two new U.S. passenger vessels are reviewed to illustrate the new method. Subdivision requirements under the old and new regulations are discussed. One of the new designs incorporates a long continuous hold below the bulkhead deck in a roll-on/roll-off vessel, demonstrating the flexibility of the new method to evaluate the capability of a vessel to survive injury, permitting the regulatory agencies to be responsive to new and unusual arrangements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 14-16, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, J B
    • Nickum, G C
    • Price, R I
    • Middleton, E H
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM