case study 2: Example of “Safe Return to Port” Compliance
SOLAS & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
SOLAS Regulations require that the crew of a passenger ship demonstrate the ability to contain damage following a flooding or fire casualty and recover the ships’ essential systems.
ROLE OF BROOKES BELL IN MAKING IT HAPPEN
In 2014 Brookes Bell developed a system for “Anthem of the Seas” which was under construction at the time. Brookes Bell had previously advised RCCL on a project and had questioned the ability of the crew to carry out the manual actions required to demonstrate compliance with the regulations for the ships safety.
Within two weeks Brookes Bell's software engineers and naval architects presented a feasible solution which was implemented in just three months, its functionality and crew training took place before her maiden voyage in early 2015. Safe Return to Port has also been developed for RCCL “Harmony of the Seas” and is planned for other RCCL vessels.
This demonstrates interdepartmental collaboration within Brookes Bell, combining core skills such as software development and naval architecture. This same skillset and software and ship safety training applicable to large superyachts