A new era of fishing vessel safety emerges

Georgios Atzampos, Donald Paterson, Dracos Vassalos, Evangelos Boulougouris

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Commercial fishing is one of the least safe activities taking place within the EU and the worldwide community today. Several accidents and fatalities have been recorded over the past years stemming from various causes related to the operation, design of the vessels and severe weather conditions. This paper describes the background while attempting to elucidate and assess the impact of a new flooding containment system for new and existing fishing vessels, leading to high levels of survivability in the damaged condition. Highly expanded foam is injected in the most vulnerable compartments, rendering the whole ship a lifeboat. One case study is presented to provide the requisite evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
EventTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2018 - Reed Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018


ConferenceTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2018
Abbreviated titleTRA2018


  • fishing vessels
  • safety
  • damage stability and survivability
  • risk assessment methodologies


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