RO/RO SAFETY AFTER THE ESTONIA - A REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE AD HOC PANEL ON RO/RO SAFETY

The sinking of the Estonia spurred renewed interest in the international maritime community to conduct a thorough assessment of ro/ro passenger ferry vessel operations. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in the US, in keeping with its Strategic Plan, formed an ad hoc panel to assess the safety of the Canadian and US ro/ro passenger ferry fleets. This paper describes the international actions to improve ro/ro ferry safety and how the ad hoc panel interacted with this process to ensure that the proposed changes to international rules were rationally based.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology, v 32 n 3, July 1995, p 159 [5 p, 1 ref, 1 tab, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Little, P E
    • Jutchison, B L
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM