24th American Towing Tank Conference, 2-3 November 1995, College Station, TX
ro-ro ferry; capsize; waves
Pioneering model experiments to study the danger of wave action flooding the deck of damaged Ro-Ro ferries were carried out by Bird and Browne in the 1970's. Following the loss of the Herald of Free Enterprise in 1987 there was renewed interest in the subject, with studies in the United Kingdom and Denmark. Following this work, a further series of experiments was carried out in Canada, at the Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD), with the prime objective of investigating the effectiveness of the SOLAS 90 regulations.