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 D. N. Pagonis,G. Livanos,G. Theotokatos,et al.Open-Type Ferry Safety System Design for Using LNG Fuel[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2016,(4):405-425.[doi:10.1007/s11804-016-1386-2]
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Open-Type Ferry Safety System Design for Using LNG Fuel


Open-Type Ferry Safety System Design for Using LNG Fuel
D. N. Pagonis1 G. Livanos1 G. Theotokatos2 S. Peppa1 N. Themelis3
D. N. Pagonis1 G. Livanos1 G. Theotokatos2 S. Peppa1 N. Themelis3
1. Department of Naval Architecture, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens 12210, Greece;
2. Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G4 0LZ, United Kingdom;
3. Hellenic Register of Shipping, Piraeus 18535, Greece
LNG fuel|fuel conversion|ship safety systems|LNG regulations|open-type ferry|design study
In this feasibility study, we investigate the viability of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel in an open type Ro-Ro passenger ferry and the associated potential challenges with regard to the vessel safety systems. We recommend an appropriate methodology for converting existing ships to run on LNG fuel, discuss all the necessary modifications to the ship’s safety systems, and also evaluate the relevant ship evacuation procedures. We outline the basic requirements with which the ship already complies for each safety system and analyze the additional restrictions that must be taken into consideration for the use of LNG fuel. Appropriate actions are recommended. Furthermore, we carry out a hazard identification study. Overall, we clearly demonstrate the technical feasibility of the investigated scenario. Minimal modifications to the ship’s safety systems are required to comply with existing safety rules for this specific type of ship.


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Received date:2016-1-28;Accepted date:2016-4-18。
Foundation item:This work was conducted within the framework of the project LNG-COMSHIP (Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology Code: 12CHN400, and was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and National Resources.
Corresponding author:D. N. Pagonis
Last Update: 2016-11-24