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IMO INF Paper Summary - Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships

IMO INF Paper Summary - Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships

Brown, Robert, Galea, Edwin Richard, Deere, Steven and Filippidis, Lazaros (2012) IMO INF Paper Summary - Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships. In: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK, p. 91. ISBN 978-1-909024-08-3

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Abstract

Understanding how people behave in emergency situations within maritime settings is vital if we are to design evacuation efficient vessels and evacuation procedures for crew to follow. An essential component of this understanding is the c9ollection and characterisation of data for human performance when responding to alarms and moving to assembly stations. Unfortunately, little data exists relating to passenger response time or for full-scale validation of evacuation models specific to maritime environments. As part of the EU FP7 project SAFEGUARD, a series of five semi-unannounced full-scale assemblies were conducted at sea on three different types of passenger vessel. From these trials two full-scale validation data-sets and five passenger response time data-sets were collected. The five response time data-sets, consisting of 2366 response time data points, represents the largest response time data-sets ever collected - on land or sea. One of the objectives of the SAFEGUARD project was to develop a series of passenger response time distributions that can be used in passenger ship evacuation analysis. Response time is defined as the time between the sounding of the alarm and the moment when passengers start purposeful movement to an assembly station.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Papers
Additional Information: [1] This is a summary of a paper first presented at the SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar held on 30 November 2012 at the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, London, UK and included in the Appendix of the Seminar Papers distributed to delegates on the day. The full paper, entitled " IMO Information Paper - Response Time Data For Large Passenger Ferries and Cruise Ships", is available on the SAFEGUARD website at http://www.safeguardproject.info/downloads/ [2] SAFEGUARD project (contract 218493) is funded under the European Union Framework 7 Transport initiative and Transport Canada Marine Safety and the Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Development Corporation. [3] This summary is listed on the University of Greenwich, School of Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) Publications website: http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/fire/pub.asp as FSEG External Publications No. 288.
Uncontrolled Keywords: response time, ship evacuation, SAFEGUARD Project, data collection, passenger safety, maritime, vessels, computing models, passenger response time
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9388

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