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Watertight doors in the naval and maritime industry

Watertight compartments are vital to ship stability and the protection of human life, equipment and the marine environment in cases of hull damage after e.g. collision or grounding. The number of openings in watertight bulkheads on passenger ships is to be kept to a minimum in accordance with SOLAS regulation II-1/13.1.

In this blog I will outline the importance, operation and the categories of watertight doors.

Marcel van Duffelen
By Marcel van Duffelen
on September 25, 2017