Accession Number : ADA286776
Title : Passenger Vessel Damage Stability Study for 1990 SOLAS Amendments. Volume 2. Appendix B
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Dyer, Michael G
Report Date : Sep 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 1086
Abstract : The application of new damage stability requirements in the 1990 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendments to the United States domestic passenger fleet is investigated. The amendment specify new minimums for positive range, righting energy, and down flooding angle, maximum static heel angle, and residual righting arms in situations of applied heeling moments such as passenger crowding and wind loading. Twenty-one domestic passenger ships of recent design are analyzed for their ability to comply in damaged conditions as specified by the Coast Guard regulations. Design modifications required to bring about compliance for those vessels failing the requirements are briefly addressed. A comparison of ability to comply versus certain hydrostatic parameters is made, as well as a set of recommendations to the Coast Guard.
Descriptors : *MARINE TRANSPORTATION , *BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY , *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , DESIGN CRITERIA , REGULATIONS , MARINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT , MARGIN OF SAFETY , MARINE ENGINEERING , SHIPBUILDING , PASSENGERS
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE