Improving the safety of passenger ships with the MARIN Ferry
AuthorsAnton Kisjes, Victor Ferrari
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 132
Date30 Sep 2021
In 2018 MARIN participated in the investigation directed by the Sewol Investigation Commission on the sinking of the Korean ferry M/V Sewol. The ship capsized after experiencing extreme heel angles during a sharp turn and sank on 16 April, 2016 with 304 casualties. The results of this investigation highlighted the dramatic consequences of large heel angles and this accident triggered MARIN to raise awareness about this issue and to make sure that the international rules are adequate.
MARIN has conducted a series of dedicated model tests and calculations with an in-house model designed specifically to investigate this topic - a generic 190 m ferry called ‘MARIN Ferry’ whose hull lines are representative of contemporary ferries.
MARIN Ferry was successively used in captivemodel tests