Damage control is concerned with damage of all kinds, including that produced by collision, explosion, fire, grounding or storm. The likelihood of the need for damage control will tend to vary as the number of other ships and other potential causes of collision, or other damage, in the immediate vicinity of the container ship and accordingly, damage control in or near the apparent safety of a port may be more important than damage control at sea. In 1968, Sea-Land Service embarked on a damage control program for their vessels. Heretofore, only the Navy had detailed procedures for damage control, and it is believed that the Sea-Land project is the first major attempt to identify the causes of and countermeasures for commercial ship damage. While damaged stability calculations are common for important merchant vessels, and are used and understood by Naval Architects, they are of little use to the ship's personnel in recognizing the damage situation and for taking measures to minimize the effects. It is the aim of this program, to instill the morale and knowledge that will keep Sea-Land Service container ship damage and risk of damage to a minimum.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Gulf Section of SNAME, Sept 1971
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Macy, R H
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1971 12:00AM