Case study 1: Example of Safety at Sea and Alternative Design

In 2005 RCCL were developing the largest cruise liner ever built

Central Atrium onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner

Central Atrium onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner

Key requirements

The vessel needed to:

1)    Be demonstrably safer than any other cruise liner

2)    Have greater fuel efficiency

3)    Have a high degree of innovation and onboard passenger experience

Role of brookes bell in making it happen

Brookes Bell were brought in to assist in meeting the technical challenges in the evaluation of safety for flooding, fire and evacuation and in improving vessel layout in relation to this and in passenger comfort, hull performance and in manoeuvring the vessel in difficult ports.

Brookes Bell represented the owner in discussions with the shipyard, suppliers, class and flag states. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, the designs of the open atrium, solarium and water show areas were enhanced for passenger comfort. It also resulted in the design of the famous retractable funnels.

This highlights Brookes Bell's expertise in Safety Design factors as well as Alternative Designs. Using software tools, research and design skills Brookes Bell was able to help RCCL achieve its key requirements. These skills and tools are readily available and transferable to the requirements of Superyacht design and Superyacht safety.