Project for reviewing lifeboat ventilation requirements

 

Status: Active

The NRC is working with partners to review the safety of ventilation systems of enclosed lifeboats used in Arctic waters.

Objectives

Lifeboat
  • Better understand how enclosed lifeboats would actually operate during a real-life emergency situation

Deliverables

  • Prepare a report on lifeboat ventilation to be presented to the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Activities

  • Review existing studies performed on survival crafts in Arctic conditions
  • Interpret the results
  • Provide recommendations

Collaborators

Results

  • The NRC's report will become part of the International Maritime Organization's discussion on the issue of lifeboat ventilation.
  • Building upon years of excellent Canadian research, this project will have a direct impact on marine safety considerations at the international level.

Project team

 

Contact us

Anne Barker
Arctic Program Leader
Telephone:
Email: anne.barker@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca