This paper asks the fast ship industry to decide its own safety image, helping to prevent accidents by acknowledging and acting on its own, prior to regulation completion, that fast ocean travel needs extra safety precautions, several of which are: flexible scheduling vs rigid calendar and clock scheduling; full computerized voyage management and data collection; extending design studies to provide more accurate estimates of each fast ship limitations when in seaways above the limiting design seaway; and using all ships (and wave buoys) to provide instantaneous and continuous wave severity information prior to and during each voyage. Finally, the author examines the Load Line, SOLAS, and Marpol conventions and the Code of Safety for High Speed Craft offering suggestions for fast ship regulatory improvement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Symposium on High Speed Vessels for Transport and Defence; 23 & 24 Nov 1995; London, UK. Procs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 8 [9 p, 6 ref, 1 tab, 2 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Cleary, W A
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM