The Effect of Buffer Bow Structures on Collision Damages of Oil Tankers

Yasuhira Yamada (Invited author), Preben Terndrup Pedersen (Invited author), Peter Friis-Hansen (Invited author)

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Abstract

In order to investigate the effectiveness of buffer bow structures on prevention of oil spills in tanker collisions, probabilistic collision damage analyses were performed using a newly developed Simplified Ship Collision Analysis Tool (SSCAT). Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) was carried out using SSCAT for collision scenarios where striking ships at various speeds, sizes and bulb shapes collide perpendicularly with a VLCC in fully loaded condition. The probability of oil spill from the struck VLCC in cases where all the striking ships use buffer bulbous bows was compared with the case where all the striking ships use conventional bulbous bows. The probability of oil spill from the VLCC, given a collision, is estimated and the risk reducing effect of introducing buffer bow structures is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships : ICCGS 2007
Number of pages254
Place of PublicationHamburg
PublisherSchiffbautechnische Gesellschaft e.V.
Publication date2007
Pages235-243
ISBN (Print)978-3-89220-639-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event4th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships : ICCGS 2007 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships : ICCGS 2007
CityHamburg, Germany
Period01/01/2007 → …

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