Stability of Ships with a Single Stranding Point

  • Paula C. de Sousa Bastos Technical School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Marta C. Tapia Reyes Technical School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


During rescue operations of stranded vessels, it is essential to make immediate and reliable decisions to optimize the successful salvage potential and minimize risks of environmental damages and cost impacts. Pursuant to this scenario, the need arises for a numerical tool, which can more accurately forecast the stability conditions experienced by a vessel after running aground and help in the refloating operations of the unit. This study seeks to develop an adequate calculus systematization, which provides analytical capabilities for operational situations in case of stranding, thereby, supporting the decisionmaking process in these risk situations.


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How to Cite
de Sousa Bastos, P. C., & Tapia Reyes, M. C. (2014). Stability of Ships with a Single Stranding Point. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 7(14), 15-26.
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