Ship evacuation and emergency response trends

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Accidents such as the Costa Concordia and more recently the Viking Sky incident cause a societal pressure for improving safety and emergency response in passenger ships. Finding realistic solutions for improvement requires first and foremost an understanding of the current regulatory landscape and the corresponding performance assessment standards. The first part of this paper is dedicated the provision of a comprehensive outline of the regulatory framework that will ensure compliance of any new system and model developed. The second part is dedicated on the state-of-art projects and novel ideas on ship evacuation analyses, Life Saving Appliances (LSAs), Search and Rescue (SAR) with the purpose of unveiling areas for improvement. Finally, having identified the gaps in the aforementioned topics, suggestions are made on how future work can address the challenges of marine accident response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of RINA International Conference on Design and Operation of Passenger Ships
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019
EventDesign and Operation of Passenger Ships 2019 - RINA HQ, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 May 20191 May 2019


ConferenceDesign and Operation of Passenger Ships 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • ship evacuation
  • life saving appliances
  • search and rescue


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