TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018
“SOLAS 2020 DAMAGE STABILITY REGULATIONS”
KEITH W HUTCHINSON BEng(Hons) CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST FSNAME
ENGINEERING MANAGER/CHIEF ENGINEER, BABCOCK ENERGY & MARINE TECHNOLOGY
ANDREW L SCOTT MBE BSc CEng MRINA
POLICY LEAD FOR STABILITY, LOAD LINE & TONNAGE, MARINE TECHNOLOGY BRANCH, MARITIME SAFETY STANDARDS, MARITIME COAST GUARD AGENCY
Meeting to be held at
Lloyds Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS
at 17:30 for 18:15 hours (duration approximately 1 hour)
This presentation will consider and critically discuss the recent amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 2009 Chapter II-1 damage stability regulations for both dry cargo and passenger ships which were approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the 98th session of the Maritime Safety Committee, MSC 98, held in London between the 7th and 16th June 2017 and which will enter into force for new ships constructed on or after 1st January 2020.
The degree to which ships designed to comply with the newly amended regulations may be economically compromised in comparison with the current SOLAS 2009 Regulations is yet to be fully understood. Understandably, within the industry there are currently significant concerns over the forthcoming regulatory changes particularly the substantial increase in the Required Subdivision Index R for passenger ships carrying up to 1,200 persons and, specifically for the operators and designers of Roll-On / Roll-Off (RO-RO) passenger ships for service in European Union (EU) waters, the future of the Stockholm Agreement namely EC Directive 2003/25/EC as amended, to mention just two.
Hence, the presentation will discuss the concerns of ship owners, operators and designers and how the upcoming international damage stability regulations may influence the economics of the dry cargo or passenger ship fleet constructed on or after 1st January 2020. The question as to how these new design and operational regulations, some potentially conflicting and diverse in nature, can be applied as a coherent whole for practical application within the design process will be addressed. As part of this, current issues surrounding regulations will be discussed along with a critique of recent research and the needs of the shipping industry. The impact of these will be investigated considering the practicing ship designer, regulators assessing and ensuring the inherent and operational safety of new designs and major conversions and also those involved in the education of naval architects and seafarers.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will be available at the end of the meeting for attendees, if requested in advance.
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