Accession Number : ADA292449

Title :   Passenger Vessel Damage Stability Study for 1990 SOLAS Amendments. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Dyer, Michael G.

PDF Url : ADA292449

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 82

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 amendments specify new minimums for positive range, righting energy, and downflooding 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 :   *DAMAGE, *PASSENGERS, REQUIREMENTS, STABILITY, SHIPS, NAVAL VESSELS, PARAMETERS, COMPARISON, WIND, MOMENTS, HYDROSTATICS, DOMESTIC, REGULATIONS, COAST GUARD, SHIP TO SHORE.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE