In this article, Det norske Veritas, under whose classification about 40% of the world's offshore supply ships on order in 1982 were being built, offers some advice on the design and construction of modern multi-purpose vessels. Particular emphasis is laid on the complications arising from last minute requests by an owner to include additional systems without impairing the safety of the ship. These systems, some of which are described, include <1> an efficient fire-fighting capability, with the notations FIFI I, II and/or III, indicating the water monitor and pump requirements, <2> an oil-spill recovery system, and <3> a dry-cement cargo and/or liquid mud transportation system. The main factors for consideration when installing these additional systems are highlighted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Architect, July 1983, p. E189 (3 pp., 1 tab., 4 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM