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Document ID (ISN)108308
CIS number 08-951
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 473
Health and Safety Executive
Title Review of issues associated with the stability of semi-submersibles
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 83p. Illus. 92 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This study was undertaken to compare stability standards specified for intact and damaged semi-submersible units. It involved reviewing relevant published literature, HSE and United Kingdom Department of Energy reports, past incidents involving loss of stability of semi-submersibles and issues associated with alternative uses of semi-submersible units. A key recommendation resulting from this study is that the HSE should investigate further the practicality of reconciling traditional prescriptive stability standards with a risk-based approach.
Descriptors (primary) safety engineering; offshore oil extraction; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; analysis of accident causes; safety by design; report; comment on standard; public OSH institutions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry