CONVERSION OF EXISTING PASSENGER FERRIES TO MEET THE NEW SOLAS STABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Between 1991 and 1992 British Maritime Technology (BMT) conducted a series of studies for a major Northern European ro/ro passenger ferry operator into the implications of modifying their fleet of vessels to meet the revised IMO damage stability regulations. Two standards of damage stability were used as a basis for investigation; namely the full interpretation of the latest IMO standards for new vessels (known as the SOLAS '90 standard) and the achievement of 100% against the simplified probabilistic method as defined in IMO MSC/circ 574. Although, agreed after the study was completed, the implications of the modified SOLAS '90 regulation for existing vessels agreed by IMO in April 1992, have also been addressed. These standards are summarised and compared with previous standards. The paper summarises BMT's investigations and in particular attempts to draw generalised conclusions on the practical, and financial implications of these new standards on a typical Northern European fleet of ro/ro passenger ferries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shiprepair & Conversion 92 Conf; 10-11 Nov 1992; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by BML Business Meetings Ltd, Rickmansworth, UK, ISBN 0 904930 57 2. Day 2 session 6 [18 p, 4 tab, 5 fig]
  • Authors:
    • LLOYD, C
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM