AVOIDING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN HIGH-SPEED FINE-FORM CARGO LINERS

Two incidents involving high speed cargo liners, where one ship lost its bow and the other had its forward end severly distorted have highlighted the potential hazards awaiting ships sailing in severe weather conditions - especially those vessels with fine hull forms and flared bows. This article examines some of the forces producing such damage and indicates the basis for Lloyd's Register interim proposals for indicating the likelihood of such damage at the design stage and remedial measures necessary. The author concludes that adequate time should be allowed in the design stage for testing purposes in order to assure the required level of reliability.

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    • This article was extracted from a paper entitled "The Strength of Fast Cargo Ships", by J. McCallum of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00084516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM