Damage Stability for RoRo Passenger ships

Ro-ro passenger ships are conceptually different from other types of passenger ships. In addition to passenger accommodation and recreational areas this ship type is characterised by large vehicle decks designed for the carriage of rolling cargo which impose an increased risk, should water ingress occur resulting in large free surfaces on these decks. In light of the IMO deliberations on the revisions of Chapter II-1 of the SOLAS Convention in general and proposals for an increased safety standard for passenger ships in particular, a first Triple-Helix project, partly funded by the Swedish Maritime Administration, was mobilized by the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, focusing on ro-ro passenger ship safety from a holistic perspective. The conclusions and findings of this Project can be found in the Report “Damage Stability Project for RoRo Passenger Ships – Final Report”.