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Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 405–425 | Cite as

Open-type ferry safety system design for using LNG fuel

  • D. N. Pagonis
  • G. Livanos
  • G. Theotokatos
  • S. Peppa
  • N. Themelis
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Abstract

In this feasibility study, we investigate the viability of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel in an open type Ro-Ro passenger ferry and the associated potential challenges with regard to the vessel safety systems. We recommend an appropriate methodology for converting existing ships to run on LNG fuel, discuss all the necessary modifications to the ship’s safety systems, and also evaluate the relevant ship evacuation procedures. We outline the basic requirements with which the ship already complies for each safety system and analyze the additional restrictions that must be taken into consideration for the use of LNG fuel. Appropriate actions are recommended. Furthermore, we carry out a hazard identification study. Overall, we clearly demonstrate the technical feasibility of the investigated scenario. Minimal modifications to the ship’s safety systems are required to comply with existing safety rules for this specific type of ship.

Keywords

LNG fuel fuel conversion ship safety systems LNG regulations open-type ferry design study 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Pagonis
    • 1
  • G. Livanos
    • 1
  • G. Theotokatos
    • 2
  • S. Peppa
    • 1
  • N. Themelis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Naval ArchitectureTechnological Educational Institute of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Hellenic Register of ShippingPiraeusGreece

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