Fire Safety in Ship Design

Ship design, be it passenger vessels, cruise liners, superyachts or even offshore energy vessels or structures, continues to push the boundaries in terms of size and capacity.

However, this trend has highlighted a tension between vessel design, industry desires and designs that are permitted by SOLAS regulations.

In order to address this tension, SOLAS now allows the development, evaluation and approval of technical and functional design solutions that deviate from the statutory prescriptive requirements set out by SOLAS.

These are known as Alternative Design and Arrangements (AD&A).

Brookes Bell can assist you with AD&A, ensuring that proposed alternative designs are safe from a fire safety perspective.

Is your proposed vessel design suitable from a fire safety perspective? Brookes Bell can provide you with the answer. Contact us today to find out more.

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