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Monday, December 18, 2017

"A Risk-Based Design Methodology for Pollution Prevention and Control"

A paper entitled "A Risk-Based Design Methodology for Pollution Prevention and Control" by Dr Peter Swift and Dr Nikos Mikelis of INTERTANKO and Prof. Dracos Vassalos, Dr Seref Aksu and Dr Cantekin Tuzcu, researchers from the Ship Stability Research Centre, Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, was given at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) International Conference on Design and Operation of Double Hull Tankers on 25-26 February 2004 in London.

The European Commission provided funding for a 3-year project entitled "Pollution Prevention and Control - Safe Transportation of Hazardous Goods by Tankers" (POP&C) under Framework Programme 6 (FP6) to consider ways of reducing the risk of environmental damage caused by tanker accidents. The POP&C project proposes to deliver a framework and suitable tools for a methodological assessment of risk so that decisions pertaining to the design, operation and regulation of oil tankers may be made on a more rational basis. Such approach can be used to determine which types of oil tanker pose the highest pollution risk, the relative safety of new tanker designs, or the most appropriate response to an evolving oil pollution incident. The project, which started earlier this year, is being coordinated by INTERTANKO with The Ship Stability Research Centre providing technical coordination and brings together 15 organisations across all sectors of the maritime industry in Europe.

The paper presents the main philosophy behind the POP&C project and details the basics of the methodology to be adopted aiming to achieve the specific objectives outlined above. It will soon be available on the INTERTANKO web site.

Contact: Peter Swift