case study 7: Example of Alternative Design and Risk Assessment

The Ritz Carlton

In 2011 The Brookes Bell team led by Luis Guarin coordinated and carried out a safety assessment of the alternative design arrangements for the large and sophisticated luxury cruise liner yacht - The Ritz Carlton.

Brookes Bell were employed by Hijos de Barreras Shipyard (Vigo) taking its first steps into the cruise business. Working on behalf of Hijos de Barreras over a six month period the Brookes Bell team used their advanced risk assessment capabilities and experience which includes escape and fire engineering analysis.

The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton

The vessel, designed by the Shipowner, Tillberg Design and Barreras, is one of the most sophisticated and elegant vessels in the world. She has an overall length of 190 m, and 23.8 m beam, and accommodates 544 people, including 298 passengers in 149 suites and 246 crew members.

This case study highlights expertise in design risk analysis, operational ship safety and ability to provide efficient and robust input to the design team, when evaluating deviations from prescriptive requirements on behalf of ship designers and shipyards.


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