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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a286776.pdf


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
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE