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Ship Collisions

With growing traffic and higher vessel speed in the sea, the risk of ship collision accidents is continuously increasing. Ship collisions are structural impact accidents between e.g. ship and ship or ship and offshore installation. The consequences of ship collisions include:

Boat impact with offshore installation is characterised by low impact velocities and high impact energy because of the large mass of the vessel. Local damage in the impact area is usually substantial, and the global response of the structure may be significant. In the interest of safety and economy it is essential that the analysis


is accurate and takes full account of the energy absorption capacity of the actual structure. The boat impact hazard has been controlled in several offshore development projects by weight optimum design modifications reducing boat impact hazard to acceptable minimum.

Typical scope of work for boat impact consequence assessment includes:

Deliverables – Technical Report documenting: