When they eventually board their new ship, the expectations of the crew are of a ship that is ‘fit for
purpose’ - designed and built with the user and the operational task in mind, taking into account the environmental conditions that it is likely to encounter during its working life.
In the time I have spent in this industry safety has always been my number one priority; this edition of Alert! is focusing on the shipbuilding industry.
Even though naval architects and marine engineers typically design a ship to a fine level of detail there is usually still some leeway left for the shipyard personnel to move or make adjustments to piping, equipment and wireways during the construction phase.
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