European Commission signs Grant Agreement: Official start of FLARE

06 / 06 / 2019

Flooding Accident Response

Despite the fact that the maritime sector is continuously investing in increasing and maintaining safety on board ships, additional effort is needed in the pathway towards zero-loss of life and zero-pollution. The highest risk for persons on board ships comes with flooding accidents, but consequences may be reduced when appropriate actions are taken following such an accident, thus greatly reducing the probability of loss of life or damage to the environment. The FLARE project will target a risk-based methodology for “live” flooding risk assessment and control, by developing a generic (all incidents in one model) and holistic (active and passive measures) risk model with potential application to newbuildings and, which is totally new, to existing ships. Innovative technical solutions in ship concepts and equipment for risk containment and control will be accompanied by proposals for the revision of relevant IMO regulations towards a risk-based approach to contain and control risk in passenger ships from flooding incidents, thereby significantly contributing to the safety of both passenger and ship. The project partners will officially kick-off the activities during a series of meetings from 18 till 20 of June 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Project partners

BALance Technology Consulting GmbH, with its headquarters in Bremen, Germany, will coordinate the project in close cooperation with the University of Strathclyde, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering. Nineteen other leading maritime stakeholders will contribute to the results of FLARE: Aalto University, Brookes Bell, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, Carnival, Color Line Marine, DNV GL, Fincantieri, Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt, ICAM Nantes, Lloyd’s Register, MARIN, Meyer Werft, Meyer Turku, NAPA, SEA Europe, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Rina Services, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Stena Line.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant
Agreement No 814753.

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Editorial note:

For more information please contact Stephan Wurst, BALance Technology Consulting
GmbH. Tel. +49 (0) 421 33 517 0 /

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