AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Denzil Stuart
IN the past 10 years, around 10% of the 22,000 merchant ship casualties have been attributed to the weather. Climate change, which leads to more storms, is one culprit; but increasingly we have been hearing and reading about the incidence of giant or freak waves.
These have caused immense damage to container ships, tankers and cruise ships.
The phenomenon is no longer of interest just to academics; it is a matter of vital interest to mariners, naval architects, ship owners and managers, offshore platform operators, government agencies and, of course, marine insurers. The challenge now is to …