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Rob Grin

Team Leader Special Vessels | Senior Project Manager Seakeeping

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TopTier JIP aims to reduce container losses at sea

27 jun. 2023

The World Shipping Council estimates (see reference below) that there was on average a total of 1,566 containers lost at sea each year over the ...
Magazine
Beware of parametric roll in following seas

12 dec. 2022

Reading time 12 minutes

With major industry stakeholders on board, the Joint Industry Project TopTier has been launched to address concerns about the safety and ...
Paper
TopTier, seakeeping and container cargo securing safety

13 jun. 2022

Thomas Fuller (1608 – 1661 AD) wrote “It is skill, not strength, that governs a ship”. Good ships are designed to be safely operated instead of ...
Paper
Assessment of the minimum speed requirement in safe return to port

1 mei 2019

The present paper discusses the aspects of how to assess the compliance of cruise ships and RoPax ferries with the requirement for Safe Return to ...
Paper
On the importance of service conditions and safety in ship design

10 jun. 2018

A good ship design is a balanced design, in which the performance is not limited (or outperformed) by one specific characteristic. Today’s ...
Paper
On the prediction of weight distribution and its effect on seakeeping

4 sep. 2016

During the design of any ship it is normal to assess its seakeeping behavior. Whether numerical or experimental methods are used, they require ...
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On the Prediction of Radii of Inertia and their Effect on Seakeeping

11 mei 2015

As part of the design verification, seakeeping assessments (either numerical or experimental) are performed. However if no detailed values of the ...
Magazine
New project to provide insight into passenger ship comfort

6 dec. 2014

Reading time 6 minutes

MARIN starts a two-year research programme with the passenger ship sector to enhance industry knowledge.
Paper
On the Prediction of Wave-added Resistance with Empirical Methods

1 nov. 2014

There is continuous research on analytical, numerical, and (semi)empirical methods to predict wave-added resistance. Most of this research focuses ...
Paper
Design Of Towed Transports Using Voyage Simulation Techniques

1 okt. 2014

The planning, design and post analysis of towed transports can be undertaken using various simulation techniques. They can provide the designers and ...
Paper
On The Prediction Of Wave Added Resistance

11 jun. 2012

There is continuous research on analytical, numerical and (semi-)empirical methods to predict wave added resistance. Most of this research focuses ...
Magazine
Wave added resistance

20 apr. 2012

Reading time 3 minutes

Model tests for the evaluation of ship designs should not only be performed in calm water but also in waves. MARIN's new Depressurised Wave Basin ...
Paper
Enhancements in Monte Carlo Simulation in SafeTrans 5

8 feb. 2012

This paper describes the enhancements and capabilities of the recently overhauled SafeTrans voyage design tool released in 2011. The use of the ...
Paper
Voyage Simulation Techniques As A Design Tool For Cruise Vessels

8 feb. 2011

Comfort is a crucial factor on board cruise vessels as it largely determines passenger satisfaction, on board expenditure and passenger return. A ...
Magazine
Safetrans celebrates 10th anniversary!

14 dec. 2010

Reading time 3 minutes

With the release of SafeTrans 5 and the active participation of the Safetrans members, it now becomes clear that SafeTrans will be the 'de facto' ...
Magazine
Integrated design approach helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions

12 aug. 2009

Reading time 6 minutes

Efforts to reduce emissions continue worldwide. The maritime industry too, is pressing on with initiatives to cut back emissions. Undoubtedly, ...
Magazine
Challenging wind and waves - their impact on fuel consumption

22 aug. 2008

Reading time 6 minutes

In challenging wind and waves ships experience loss of speed. This can be 'voluntary', to reduce slamming and severe ship motions, or involuntary ...
Paper
Seakeeping issues in the design of containerships

1 jul. 2008

While the advanced art of minimising the installed power for a given speed plays a clear role in the design of containerships, the place of ...
Magazine
Economy, GULLIVER's new travel

1 aug. 2006

Reading time 3 minutes

Although available since 2001, GULLIVER is for the first time being commercially utilised as a financial tool. Now it is much easier to make sound ...
Magazine
Scenario simulations for profitable shipping

1 sep. 2005

Reading time 3 minutes

Within the realm of safety, the shipping industry is continuously searching for a competitive balance between operational performance and building ...
Paper
Assessment of LNG transport chains using weather based voyage simulations

1 jan. 2005

It is well known that the weather can have considerable effects on the delivery reliability of an LNG supply chain. These effects will become even ...
Paper
Weather-related economics of natural gas transport for two propulsion plant configurations

23 sep. 2004

It has always been difficult to incorporate the effect of environmental conditions into an economical evaluation. This study shows that scenario ...

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