The general arrangement of Roll-on/Roll-off ships is dictated by the fact that trailers must circulate easily from quay to stowage position on board. The characteristics of the load of difficult-to-secure vehicles with a relatively high centre of gravity and the presence of drivers present difficulties that have to be overcome. Passengers imply the application of certain international conventions relative to stability, with or without damage. The ship's behavior in rough seas governs her capability, and an analysis of the transverse motion parameters performed at the design stage or before buying the ship would prevent a lot of trouble and loss to owners. Bureau Veritas has developed computer programs for estimating ship behavior in rough seas. As stability characteristics govern transverse motion and security of the ship, they are considered in some detail. Both intact and damage stability rules are reviewed, covering IMCO and SOLAS 1960. Also considered are strength of structure and framework, the securing of loads, and fire protection. Permitted arrangements are explained by means of diagrams.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau Veritas

    One Western Union International Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10004
  • Authors:
    • Huther, M
    • Goutteratel, J
    • Engerrand, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 43

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM