Time-based survival criteria for passenger/ro-ro vessels

A. Jasionowski, D. Vassalos, L. Guarin

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This paper outlines the study undertaken within the framework of research aiming to address the compound problem of the absolute time available for passenger evacuation on a damaged passenger/RO/RO vessel undergoing large-scale flooding of car deck spaces. Deriving from extensive experimental information and utilizing static equivalent method (SEM) principles, a methodology for predicting ship survival time is proposed that accounts for wave characteristics, water ingress/egress, and vessel survivability. The progress achieved to date is discussed, and aspects needing further investigation are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-287
Number of pages10
JournalMarine Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • passenger evacuation
  • ro-ro vessels
  • survival criteria


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