Action by the designer

Apart from meeting all the legal requirements, a designer should:

(1) Consider whether any novel features of a design require special consideration.

(2) Look for any potentially weak spots which can be improved. This will often be at little cost if addressed early enough in the design process.


(3) Use the dependency diagrams drawn up as part of the design process to establish where duplication of critical equipments would be beneficial.

(4) Ensure the builder and operators are aware of the reasons the design is configured in the way it is, to ensure that this intent is carried through into the ship's service life.

(5) Carry out failure mode effect analyses (FMEA) of critical equipments and systems. This calls for experience of failures and why they occur and requires a dialogue between the designer and users.

(6) Produce a safety case, identifying how a ship might suffer damage, the probability of occurrence and the potential consequences.

Some specific aspects of safety, such as the dangers of grounding and the vulnerability of warships, are dealt with separately in various chapters.

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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