Damage survivability of passenger ships: re-engineering the safety factor

Jakub Cichowicz, Nikolaos Tsakalakis, Dracos Vassalos, Andrzej Jasionowski

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This paper presents a brief summary of the work carried out by SSRC and Brookes Bell Safety at Sea within the EC-funded project GOALDS on the development of a new formulation for assessing the survivability of damaged ships in waves. The proposed formula is meant to be an alternative or replacement to the s-factor in use within the current SOLAS regulations for probabilistic damage stability. The authors briefly discuss concerns related to the current survivability model and present the process of development that led to the re-engineered formulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2016


  • damage stability
  • probabilistic framwork
  • survivability
  • s-factor

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