Vessel Damage in the Canadian Arctic.

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Proceedings titleProceedings 17th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, POAC'03
ConferenceJune 16-19, 2003
Pages203212; # of pages: 10
AbstractA large number of vessels operating in ice-covered waters have been damaged by ice. The extent of damage ranges from slight deformation of the hull to large fracture or puncture. It is important to understand and classify the type and extent of damage to minimize future damage. Detailed information on ship damage in the Canadian Arctic since 1978 has been collected along with the ice conditions that caused the damage. This paper provides information on the type of damage and the ice conditions that caused damage for different Vessel Classes. An analysis is made based on the presence or absence of multi-year ice. The data and analysis show that in 73% of the damage events, there was multi-year ice present in the ice regime. Further, the data show that more severe damage events occur with multi-year ice in the ice regime. Overall, the analysis clearly illustrates that the major factor causing vessel damage is contact with multi-year ice.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12341012
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