SHIP EVALUATION AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT TESTING ON THE RV NATHANIEL B. PALMER
Part of a series of projects addressing the problems of ship evacuation and marine crew survival in ice-covered waters. Between August and September 1992, the United States research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer sailed to the Weddell Sea in the Antarctic. The voyage provided an opportunity to conduct an investigation into the maneuverability of lifeboats in difficult ice conditions. Evacuation exercises were conducted in soft grey ice up to 10 cm in thickness; thin ice of about 15 cm in thickness; brash ice consisting of small pancakes and slush; and newly forming sea ice of about 1-2 m in diameter and about 5 cm in thickness. The voyage also provided an opportunity to field test the Cocoon 4/DL personal insulated environment and the Pheylonian Life Light beeswax candle. This report provides the results of the investigation.
Melville Shipping LimitedMontreal, Quebec, Canada
- Publication Date: 1992
- Pagination: 91 p.
- TRT Terms: Cold weather; Evacuation; Ice navigation; Lifeboats; Maneuverability; Marine safety; Operations; Reliability; Survival; Water transportation crashes
- Geographic Terms: Antarctica
- Old TRIS Terms: Ice operations
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00672237
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 17 1995 12:00AM