CARGO SECURING ON RO-RO VESSELS, CALCULATION OF FORCES ON CARGO AND IN LASHINGS
This paper describes what factors are taken into account when calculating forces to design a lashing system for Ro-Ro cargoes. Detailed consideration is given to ship motions and how they affect the behaviour of various types of cargo and subsequent design of lashing systems. The securing of trailers which have integral suspension systems is discussed at some length and treated as a special case. As far as choice of lashing goes, the most popular type is chain lashing, as these are light for their strength, flexible and easily stowed. Methods of tightening are the lever system and the bottlescrew or ratchet method and the advantages of each is described. In conclusion, the Author states that from a manufacturer's point of view any advice given must be related to the various design and operational factors of lashing systems so that the vessel is as safe in heavy weather as it could possibly be. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,584.
- Conference held London, July 6-7, 1976.
Ro-Ro 76 ConferenceLondon, England
- James, P D
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Lashing; Roll on roll off ships; Ship motion; Stowage
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo lashing; Cargo stowage
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170910
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 17
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM