TO SINK UPRIGHT IS BETTER THAN CAPSIZING?

An approach to the subdivision of ro/ro vessels to prevent capsizing if large amounts of water gain entry is discussed. The approach is aimed at ensuring that, given these circumstances, the vessel would not actually capsize but would instead sink to a stable, upright, deep draft condition. Among other design features, it calls for double skin arrangements in the upper portion of the vehicle spaces and for there to be no horizontal watertight subdivision between the double bottom and the upper deck in the vehicle spaces.

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  • Accession Number: 00655775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM