Emergency evacuation in Arctic environments

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
Subjectemergency evacuation; arctic environments
AbstractThe objective of the investigation will be to determine and evaluate potential problems of evacuating an emergency life craft from a marine vessel or structure that is operating in a cold (Arctic) environment. All data will be obtained through a literature search and will not include actual model tests. However, this report could be used as a point of reference for the construction of a model and/or full-scale field test programs.The scope of the work shall include launching of a lifeboat or survival craft in a cold environment into an ice flow, and navigating the life saving craft from the danger zone with a degree of ice coverage.The evacuation systems to be investigated are Davit Launch, Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC) system, Free Fall System with (TEMPSC), Inflatable life rafts evacuation system, and Specialized Cold Environment Systems. There are a number of other evacuation systems presently being used and under development. However, to analyze all systems as they relate to operation in a cold environment is beyond the scope of this report. Investigation of other systems would be done at a later date upon further project development. Instead this report concentrates on the three main types of evacuation systems as well as a number of cold environment systems presently under development.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5391
NPARC number8896099
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Record identifier7c5ec1b4-cdb0-475d-9f3d-84e697341bfd
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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