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TRANSNAV 2017

TRANSNAV 2017

12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARINE NAVIGATION AND SAFETY OF SEA TRANSPORTATION

Gdynia,  21-23 June 2017

 

Maciej Pawłowski

Andrzej Laskowski
Polski Rejestr Statków S.A., Gdańsk
E-mail: a.laskowski@prs.pl

 

 

Effect of watertight subdivision on subdivision index for medium size ro–ro passenger ferries

 

 

Ro-pax vessels should fulfil the requirements of the current harmonised SOLAS Convention. The study analyses the effect of various ro-pax vessel subdivision arrangements on the subdivision index. A Polish ferry was chosen as a generic ship to perform the study. For illustration of damage survivability, the attained subdivision index A was calculated for a number of modified configurations. The arrangements included single and double sides above and below the car deck, with and without a double buoyant car deck. The conclusions of  the study can be used in the design of new ro-pax vessels.