Design of Coast Guard's fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

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Design of Coast Guard's fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

Postby JK » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:50 am


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Re: Design of Coast Guard's fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

Postby JollyJack » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:41 pm

Well there you have it, the Navy haven't a clue when it comes to ships and BC ferries, I rest my case.


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Re: Design of Coast Guard's fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

Postby The Dieselduck » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:24 am

It started many years ago, as the designs sat on the drawing board, every year the ship got shorter and shorter to meet budget, however it did not change the mission or the height. Little surprise to this article, Gordon Reid and John Jacobson come to mind.
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Re: Design of Coast Guard's fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

Postby JK » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:41 am

Matthew is another. I was told they designed the ship, didn't have the money, cut out 50 feet. What do they have in common? DFO and Pacific

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Re: Design of Coast Guard's fisheries ships led to fears of capsizing

Postby Big Pete » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:00 pm

I know a company running PSVs in the North Sea that recently built some PSVs without any Stability tanks, unheard of for this type of ship.
When they came into service they rolled on wet grass. Had to put them back in dry Dock and build big stability tanks across the back end of the accommodation.
The Naval Architect had calculated the stability with all the cargo tanks full all the time, and decided Stab tanks weren't required and he could save space and money by omitting them!!
Didn't have a clue that PSVs load cargo in Port, take it out to the platforms, discharge it and come back empty, but what can you expect of a Naval Architect?
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