PSV sinks

Discussion in 'Stability' started by powerabout, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    The 60m PSV the Penrith hits an object and holes itself in the bow forward thruster compartment ( hearsay at this stage) and sinks ( true)
    http://www.fleetmon.com/en/vessels/Penrith_2016006

    I would have though that it should stay up assuming the water tight doors are closed.
    Is there any class design requirements that it should?
    thanks
     
  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    Seems to have capsized...may be more a stability issue than watertight integrity.
    http://elevenmyanmar.com/national/2199-gas-vessel-sinks-off-dawei-but-crew-of-42-rescued
    Remember that right now there is a big hole in the damaged stability rules about slow flood-up. But again, like several other recent losses, there was enough time to get everone off, which is the driving issue. Also remember class design requirements are about insurance and funding, not survivability of damage.
     
  3. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    it went down by the bow then later it rolled over apparently
     
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