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SD-11 Post Incident Safety Assurance

As the proverb goes: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” meaning that challenging or unattainable scenarios often prompt inventions and innovations aimed to reduce difficulty, assure mission achievement, and/or ensure that the reason for mission failure is resolved.  As such, for as long as humans have been seafaring, ships have been designed to ensure mission success regardless of damage or weather conditions.  However, historically, new maritime standards and regulations to ensure mission assurance have been enacted only after mission failure (possibly including ship loss) has occurred.  As such, a new & Technical and Research panel has been established under the Ship Design Committee called Post Incident Safety Assurance.  
The purpose panel is to ensure that a vessel is able to return itself and its crew (or passengers) to safety without external aid by predicting and preventing mission loss through test and evaluation damage simulations (since full ship testing is not always realistic or affordable) rather than enact new design regulations and standards after an unfortunate disaster has occurred.
The panel will focus on promoting the mission success of a vessel in a damaged state through establishment of relevant mission requirements by ship and general improvement of ship survivability.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the Committee Chair

Committee Members