H. J. Kang
Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering, Daejeon, South Korea
Keywords: ship accident, damage control, onboard damage control system, predefined damage scenario, simulation database, decision makingOne of the main characteristics of marine casualties is that failure of appropriate initial response may substantially increase the scale of damage and loss of lives. This raises the need for swift detection of casualty, immediate prediction of the casualty situation and impact, and optimized damage control procedure. In fact, all ships are engaged in damage control training on a regular basis, striving to devise an organized damage control system aimed at minimizing the loss of human lives and property, as well as environmental degradation. The on-board damage control system currently operated is centered on naval vessels. Its purpose is to identify the severity of damage, organize and run a damage control team to minimize damage, and provide guidelines and means to remotely control various valves and doors. The system is embedded with means to support the decision-making process such as damage stability calculation and simulation features. However, the operation procedure is complex and difficult. These are issues that deter ship crew from effectively leveraging the system. In consideration of the current situation, concept for the next generation damage control system has been developing based on casualty scenario simulation database.