Accession Number : ADA135877

Title :   Commandant's International Technical Series. Volume 4. Regulations on Subdivision and Stability of Passenger Ships as Equivalent to Part B of Chapter II of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA135877

Report Date : Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This report contains a new equivalent system of international regulations on the subdivision of passenger ships, adopted in November 1973 by the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). These new regulations are considered an alternative to the provisions of the 1960 Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea. This system of regulations is the result of 12 years of study internationally by the IMCO Subcommittee on Subdivision and Stability, in which some 20 countries participated. Based on probability principles, this new system focuses directly upon the ability of a ship to survive damage. It imposes fewer constraints upon design and will permit the Coast Guard as the U.S. maritime safety agency to be responsive to novel hull arrangements.

Descriptors :   *Marine transportation, *Ships, *Regulations, International law, Passengers, Safety, Stability, Survivability, Operation, Maintenance, Test and evaluation, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE