The article reports on an investigation initiated five years ago by Lloyd's Register of Shipping into bulk carrier losses which identified three key factors: localised and general corrosion of the structure within cargo spaces; the potential for over-stressing of the hull structure due to inadvertent overloading of the cargo holds, particularly when loading ore; and physical damage to side frames and brackets incurred during loading and discharging operations. An industry alliance was formed to undertake an extensive research and development project. The project will concentrate on Capesize bulk carriers and is working to deliver to the industry the tools to give operators an increased knowledge of ship loadings and condition of the hull structure. The aim of the project is to reduce the possibility of structural overload, operational abuse and to provide an awareness of the condition of the ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 100A1, n 109, issue 1 1995, p 8 [4 p, 4 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00710914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM