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Accidental Damage Templates Paper

Accidental Damage Templates (ADTS) – A Basis for the Future of Naval Ship Safety Certification?

The stability standard used for United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD) shipping activities is based upon Sarchin and Goldberg (1962) and it does not distinguish between what can be considered the capability to withstand hostile damage and a minimum level to safeguard against typical merchant shipping accidents.

Furthermore there is not a robust link between residual stability and strength following damage.

This paper gives discussion of the methodology proposed and assumptions made in order to determine accidental damage extents for naval ships based on experience by merchant ships.