Published papers and articles

Motor Vessel Performance

Model Test Techniques

Ship Safety

Sailing vessels

  • Deakin, B., “Stability Regulation of Very Large Sailing Yachts”, 10th International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, St Petersburg, Russia, June, 2009 (PDF, 354KB)

  • Campbell, I., Claughton, A. and Deakin, B., “Safety Considerations in Developing the Stability and Structural Requirements of the Volvo Open 70 Rule”, 2nd High Performance Yacht Design Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February, 2006 (PDF, 392KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Model Tests to Study Capsize and Stability of Sailing Multihulls”, The 15th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, January, 2001 (PDF, 1.17MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Model Tests to Study Capsize and Stability of Sailing Multihulls”, STAB2000, Tasmania, February, 2000 (PDF, 2.39MB)

  • K. Adlard Coles, Claughton, A.R. Revised by Peter Bruce, “Heavy Weather Sailing”, Chapter 32 “The Stability of Yachts in Large Breaking Waves”, 1998

  • Deakin, B., “The Search for Stability”, Cruising Helmsman, April, 1997 (PDF, 2.16MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Multihull Stability - The Capsize of a Sailing Trimaran Prompts a Critical Look at The New Code of Practice”, Ship & Boat International, November, 1994 (PDF, 2.58MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Stability Assessment - The State of the Art”, Seahorse, March, 1993 (PDF, 4.56MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Japan-GUAM Race Tragedy”, Seahorse, February, 1993 (PDF, 3.42MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Methods of Assessing the Safety of Cruising Yachts in Terms of their Stability”, The Seaworthy Cruising Yacht Conference, RINA, November, 1991 (PDF, 1.09MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Model Test Techniques Developed to Investigate the Wind Heeling Characteristics of Sailing Vessel and their Response to Gusts”, 10th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, February, 1991; * Awarded the Captain Richards T. Miller Prize by SNAME for the best paper presented to CSYS in 1991 (PDF, 2.32MB)

  • Deakin, B., “The Development of Stability Standards for U.K. Sailing Vessels”, RINA Spring Meetings 1990; * Awarded the RINA Silver Medal for the best paper presented to the Institution in 1991 (PDF, 7.03MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Stability of Sail Training Vessel”, Ship & Boat International, June, 1990 (PDF, 2.36MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Sailing Vessel Stability - a Review of the Current State of the Art and Proposals for Worthwhile Research”, New England Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, 1988 (PDF, 3.52MB)

  • Claughton, A.R., “Report on Model Tests to Assess the Use of Drogues and Similar Devices to Prevent Yacht Capsize in Breaking Waves”, Ship Science Report No. 35, 1988

  • Claughton, A.R., “The Dynamic Stability of Sailing Yachts in Large Breaking Waves”, International Conference on Design Considerations for Small Craft, February, 1984

  • Claughton, A.R. and Handley, P., “An Investigation into the Stability of Sailing Yachts in Large Breaking Waves”, Ship Science Report No. 15

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Motor Vessels

  • Deakin, B., "Spend Less, Save More (Lives)", 11th International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, Athens, Greece, September, 2012 (PDF, 674KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Collating Evidence for a Universal Method of Stability Assessment or Guidance”, Trans RINA, Vol. 152, Part A2, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, April-June, 2010; * Awarded the RINA Medal of Distinction (PDF, 187KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Evaluation of the Roll Prediction Method in the Weather Criterion”, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Vol. 150 Part A2, 2008 (PDF, 267KB)

  • Deakin, B., “An Experimental Study of the Behaviour of Small Vessels when Run Down”, International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships, Hamburg, Germany, September, 2007 (PDF, 592KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Experiments on the Survivability of Small Passenger Vessels in Collisions”, R.I.N.A. Conference on Learning From Marine Incidents, London, January, 2006; * Awarded the RINA Medal of Distinction (PDF, 394KB)

  • Deakin, B., “An Experimental Evaluation of the Stability Criteria of the HSC Code”, International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, FAST’2005, St.Petersburg, Russia, June, 2005 (PDF, 290KB)

  • Deakin, B. and Wright, A. M., “Wind Heeling Moments on Multihull Vessels”, International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, FAST’2005, St.Petersburg, Russia, June, 2005 (PDF, 1.75MB)

  • Prince, M. P., “Stabilising Ships for Helicopter Operations”, PhD Thesis, December, 2000

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Fishing Vessels

  • Scarponi, M., "Use of the Wolfson stability guidance for appraising the operational stability of small fishing vessels", International Ship Stability Workshop, Belgrade, Serbia, 2017 (PDF, 474KB).

  • Deakin, B., “Development of Very Simple Stability and Loading Guidance”, World Fishing Exhibition, Vigo, Spain, September, 2009 (PDF, 349KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Developing Simple Safety Guidance for Fishermen”, 9th International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, Rio de Janeiro, September, 2006 (PDF, 284KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Deployment of Liferafts from Capsized or Sinking Vessels”, Second International Coastal Symposium, Hofn, Iceland, June, 2005 (PDF, 112KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Development of Stability and Loading Information for Small Fishing Vessels”, Second International Coastal Symposium, Hofn, Iceland, June, 2005 (PDF, 893KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Development of Simplified Stability and Loading Information for Fishermen”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on Fishing Vessels, Fishing Technology and Fisheries, Newcastle uopn Tyne, April, 2005 (PDF, 974KB)

  • Deakin, B., “The Stability of Beam Trawlers”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on Small Craft Safety, May, 2001 (PDF, 1.48MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Deployment of Liferafts from Capsized or Sinking Vessels”, Sea Australia 2000, Sydney, February, 2000 (PDF, 56KB)

  • Deakin, B., “Model Tests to Determine Sinking Modes of Small Trawlers”, Ship & Boat International, April, 1994 (PDF, 6.01MB)

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Sailing Yacht Performance

Performance Prediction and Optimisation

  • Wright, S "Using CFD in the design environment " Presentation to Southern Joint Branch of RINA, 6th Feb 2013(PDF, 2.3MB)

  • Claughton, A., Pemberton, R. and Prince, M. "Hull-Sailplan Balance, 'lead' for the 21st Century", 22nd HISWA Symposium on “Yacht Design and Yacht Construction”, Amsterdam, November, 2012 (PDF, 628KB)

  • Wright, S., Claughton, A., Paton, J. and Lewis, R., “Off-Wind Sail Performance Prediction and Optimisation”, 2nd International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts (INNOV’SAIL), Lorient, France, June-July, 2010 (PDF, 494KB)

  • Campbell, I., “Are Three Hulls Better Than Two?”, SAIL, February, 2010 (PDF, 10.8MB)

  • Claughton, A., Fossati, F., Battistin, D. and Muggiasca, S., “Changes and Development to Sail Aerodynamics in the ORC International Handicap Rule”, 20th International HISWA Symposium on “Yacht Design and Yacht Construction”, Amsterdam, November, 2008 (PDF, 476KB)

  • Scarponi M., Conti, P., Shenoi, R. A. and Turnock, S. R., "Interactions Between Yacht-Crew Systems and Racing Scenarios Combining Behavioural Models with VPPs", International Journal of Small Craft Technology, RINA Transactions Vol. 150, Part B1, 2008 (PDF, 217KB)

  • Scarponi, M., “Including Human Performance in the Dynamic Model of A Sailing Yacht: A Combined Ship Science-Behavioural Science Approach Towards a Winning Yacht-Sailor Combination”, PhD Thesis, January, 2008 (PDF, 1.63MB)

  • Scarponi, M., Shenoi, R. A., Turnock, S. R. and Conti, P., “Including Human Performance in the Dynamic Model of a Sailing Yacht: A MATLAB-Simulink® Based Tool”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on the Modern Yacht, Southampton, UK, October, 2007 (PDF, 6.07MB)

  • Claughton, A. and Oliver, J.C., “Design Considerations for Canting Keel Yachts”, 18th International HISWA Symposium on “Yacht Design and Yacht Construction”, Amsterdam, November, 2004 (PDF, 286KB)

  • Cresswell, S., Kershaw, K. and Smithwick, J., “The Technical Management of The Royal Yachting Association Portsmouth Yardstick Scheme”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on the Modern Yacht, September, 2003

  • Teeters, J., Ranzenbach, R. and Prince, M., “Changes to Sail Aerodynamics in the IMS Rule”, The 16th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, 2003

  • Campbell, I., Robinson, J. and Brown, M., “The Accuracy and Repeatability of Tank Testing, from Experience of ACC Yacht Development”, High Performance Yacht Design Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, RINA, December, 2002

  • Deakin, B., ” Sailing Ship Performance - Correlation of Model Tests with Full Scale”, Design & Operation of Sail Training & Charter Vessels, RINA, May, 2002 (PDF, 1.28MB)

  • Smithwick, J.E.T., “Enhanced Design Performance Prediction Methods for Rudders Operating Downstream of a Propeller”, PhD Thesis, April, 2000

  • Smithwick, J.E.T. and Turnock, S.R., “Practical Analysis of the Hydrodynamic Performance of the REFLEX 28 Keel and Rudder”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on the Modern Yacht, March, 1998

  • Campbell I.M.C., “The Performance of Offwind Sails Obtained from Wind Tunnel Tests”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on the Modern Yacht, March, 1998

  • Claughton, A.R., Wellicome, J.F. and Shenoi, R.A., “Sailing Yacht Design Theory”, Longman, 1998, ISBN 9780 8543 28291

  • Claughton, A.R., Wellicome, J.F. and Shenoi, R.A., “Sailing Yacht Design Practice”, Longman, 1998, ISBN 9780 8543 28307

  • Claughton, A.R., “Hull & Appendage Design For Large Sailing Yachts”, Project '97, Amsterdam, November, 1997

  • Campbell, I.M.C., “Optimisation of a Sailing Rig Using Wind Tunnel Data”, The Thirteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, 1997

  • Claughton A.R., “Performance Prediction for Large Sailing Yachts”, 3rd Yacht & Smallcraft Design Symposium, May 1993

  • Claughton, A.R., “The Effect of Counter Length on Hull Resistance”, The Ninth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, 1989

  • Claughton, A.R., Howlett, I. and Stollery, R., “An Assessment of the Progress in Yacht Design Through an Examination of Model Yacht Characteristics”, The Eighth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, 1987

  • Campbell, I.M.C. and Claughton, A.R., “The Interpretation of Results from Tank Tests on 12M Yachts”, The Eighth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, 1987

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Velocity Prediction Program

  • Prince, M. and Claughton, A. "Estimating a Yacht's Hull-Sailplan Balance and Sailing Performance Using Experimental Results and VPP Methods" INNOVSAIL 3rd Edition International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts, 2013 (PDF, 560KB)

  • Oliver, J.C. and Robinson, J., Development of a VPP Based Rating for J-CLASS Yachts”, 20th International HISWA Symposium on “Yacht Design and Yacht Construction”, Amsterdam, November, 2008 (PDF, 321KB)

  • Robinson, J., “As The Battle Rages... (or VPPs, what are they and what are they good for ?)”, Seahorse, Issue 306, pp. 37–39, August, 2005 (PDF, 573KB)

  • Claughton, A.R. and Oliver, J.C., “Developments in Hydrodynamic Force Models for Velocity Prediction Programs”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on The Modern Yacht, September, 2003

  • Claughton A.R., “Developments in the IMS VPP Formulations”, The Fourteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, SNAME, March, 1999 * Awarded the Captain Richards T. Miller Prize by SNAME for the best paper presented to CSYS in 1999

  • Oliver J.C. and Claughton A.R., “Development of A Multi-Functional Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) for Sailing Yachts”, R.I.N.A. International Conference CADAP '95: Computer Aided Design and Production for Small Craft, Southampton, September, 1995

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Motor Vessel Performance

  • Buckland, D., “Models Avoid Rocking the Boat”, The Yacht Report, Issue 114, pp. 98–101, 2010 (PDF, 619KB)

  • Rihan, D., O’Regan, N., and Deakin, B., The Development of a “Green Trawler”, First International Symposium on Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency ‘E-Fishing’, Vigo, Spain, May, 2010 (PDF, 165KB)

  • Misirlis, K., Sampson, R., Mantouvalos, A. and Atlar, M., “Hydrodynamic Drag Reduction for an Asymmetric Catamaran”, 10th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST), Athens, Greece, pp. 557–568, October, 2009

  • Deakin, B. and Scarponi, M., “Avoiding and Solving Problems in Motor Yacht Design”, 3rd Yacht Engineering Forum - Seatec, Carrara, Italy, February, 2009 (PDF, 626KB)

  • Robinson, J.L., “A Performance Prediction of Chine and Round Bilge Hulls”, Hydrodynamics of High Speed Crafts, RINA, November, 1999

  • Smithwick, J.E.T., Molland, A.F. and Turnock, S.R., “Design Studies of the Manoeuvring Performance of Rudder-Propeller Systems”, PRADS Conference, September, 1998

  • Deakin, B. and Weynberg P.A., “Practical Solutions to Common Ship Motion Problems”, Project '97, Amsterdam, November, 1997 (PDF 4.77MB)

  • Smithwick, J.E.T., Molland, A.F. and Turnock, S.R., “Investigation of the Influence of Propeller Loading on a Ship Rudder in the BOLLARD (J=0) CONDITION”, Ship Science Report No. 94, February, 1996

  • Campbell I.M.C. and Weynberg P.A., “Seakeeping Measurements on High Speed Vessels”, International Conference on High Speed Passenger Craft - Future Developments and the Nordic Initiative, London, 1993

  • Weynberg P.A. and Campbell I.M.C., “Motions of High Speed Vessels and their Effects on Passengers and Crew”, Ninth International High Speed Surface Craft Conference, Singapore, 1993

  • Campbell, I.M.C., “Measurement of the Seakeeping of Two Fast Lifeboats”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on Surveillance Pilot and Rescue Craft for the 21st Century, 1990

  • Coxon, J. and Claughton, A.R., “Self-Pitching Propellers”, RINA Small Craft Group International Symposium on Propulsion for Small Craft, November, 1982

  • Weynberg, P.A., “Model and Full Scale Steering Trials on a 50 Tonne Fuel Tanker”, RINA Conference on the Operation of Small Ships in Shallow Water, London, 1979

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Model Test Techniques

  • Deakin, B. and Buckland, D., “Recent Advances in Radio Controlled Model Testing”, The Second Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March, 2010 (PDF, 1.01MB)

  • Prince, M. and Wright, S., “Blow Back to Your Roots – The Superyacht and the Wind Tunnel”, The Yacht Report, July–August, 2009

  • Wright, S. and Prince, M., "More variables...more solutions", Seahorse International Sailing, January 2009

  • Deakin, B., “Refinement of Yacht Superstructures with the Aid of Wind Tunnel Tests”, Project USA Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April, 2003 (PDF, 229KB)

  • Prince M.P. and Wilson, P.A., “The Preliminary Testing of H(infinity) Roll Fin Stabilisation Through Experimental and Numerical Analysis”, Twelfth Ship Control Systems Symposium, The Hague, NDL, October, 1999

  • Deakin, B., “Model Tests to Assess the Manoeuvring of Planning Craft”, 15th HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Construction, November, 1998 (PDF, 3.59MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Model Tests Steer Development of a New Lifeboat Hull”, Safety at Sea International, June, 1997 (PDF, 4.38MB)

  • Deakin, B. and Campbell, I.M.C., “The Use of Model Tests in the Development of the Next Generation of RNLI Slipway Launched Lifeboats”, SURV IV : Surveillance, Pilot & Rescue Craft for the 21st Century, Gothenburg, May, 1997 (PDF, 4.74MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Model Tests in Support of the Design of a 50 Metre Barque”, The Thirteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, January, 1997 (PDF, 3.87MB)

  • Smithwick, J.E.T., Molland, A.F. and Turnock, S.R., “Wind Tunnel Tests on the Influence of Propeller Loading and the Effect of A Ship Hull on Skeg Rudder Performance”, Ship Science Report No. 90, July, 1995

  • Campbell I.M.C. and Claughton A.R., “Wind Tunnel Testing of Sailing Yacht Rigs”, Paper presented at, and published in proceedings for the 13th International Symposium on “Yacht Design and Yacht Construction” H.I.S.W.A., Amsterdam, November, 1994

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Marine Structures

  • Hayman, B., Berggreen, C., Dow, R.S., Tsouvalis, N., Downes, J., Misirlis, K., Lundsgaard-Larsen, C., Delarche, A., Toftegaard, H.L. and Douka, C., “Studies of the buckling of composite plates in compression”, Ships and Offshore Structures, 6: 1, pp. 81–92, 2011

  • Hashim, S., Nisar, J., Berggreen, C., Orsolini, A., Tsouvalis, N., Anyfantis, K., McGeorge, D., Hayman, B., Chirica, I., Moore, P., Boyd, S., Dow, R., Misirlis, K. and Juin. E., “Fabrication, testing and analysis of steel/composite DLS adhesive joints”, Ships and Offshore Structures, 6: 1, pp. 115–126, 2011

  • Misirlis, K., Downes, J. and Dow, R.S., “Assessment of the Ultimate Compressive Strength for FRP Plates with Geometrical Imperfections”, International Conference on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 1102–1113, September, 2010

  • Misirlis, K., Downes, J. and Dow, R.S., “Comparison of Progressive Failure Models for Composite Materials”, 10th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST), Athens, Greece, pp. 307–320, October, 2009

  • Misirlis, K., Downes, J. and Dow, R.S., “Effects of Geometric Imperfections on the Strength of Composite Panels in Ship Hulls”, 1st International Conference on Lightweight Marine Structures, Glasgow, September, 2009

  • Hashim, S., Nisar, J., Berggreen, C., Tsouvalis, N., Anyfantis, K., McGeorge, D., Chirica, I., Moore, P., Boyd, S., Misirlis, K. and Juin. E., “Design and Analysis of DLS Steel/Composite Thick Adherend Adhesive Joints”, 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM 17), Edinburg, July, 2009

  • Misirlis, K., Dow, R.S., Downes, J., Berggreen, C., Delarche, A., Tsouvalis, N., Lundsgaard-Larsen, C., Boyd, S.W. and Yang, N. “Investigations on the Ultimate Compressive Strength of Composite Plates with Geometrical Imperfections”, 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM 17), Edinburg, July, 2009

  • Misirlis, K., Downes, J. and Dow, R.S., “Progressive Failure of Composite Panels in Ship Hulls”, 10th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC), Trondheim, Norway, pp. 1055–1065, May, 2009

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Computer Modelling

  • Claughton, A., “Complex Geometry, Simple Files”, Ship and Boat International, January–February, 2010 (PDF, 393KB)

  • Wright, S. and Prince, M., “More Variables... More Solutions”, Seahorse, January, 2009

  • Spenkuch, T., Turnock, S., Scarponi, M. and Shenoi, R.A., “Lifting Line Method for Modelling Covering and Blanketing Effects for Yacht Fleet Race Simulation”, 3rd High Performance Yacht Design Conference, Auckland, NZ, December, 2008 (PDF, 1.69MB)

  • Spenkuch, T., Turnock, S., Wright, A. and Ajit Shenoi, R., “The Use of CFD in Modelling Blanketing Effects for Yacht Race Simulations”, 11th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Brest, France, pp. 126–131, September, 2008

  • Weynberg, P.A. and Claughton, A.R., “The Use of Computers in A Marine Consultancy Organisation”, RINA Small Craft Group - International Conference on Computers and Small Craft, February, 1984

  • Wellicome, J.F., Weynberg, P.A. and Wilson, P.A., “Preliminary Design Using The Computer”, Third International Offshore Craft Conference, London, 1978

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Sport Science

  • Roche, J., Turnock, S. and Wright, A., “An Analysis of the Interaction Between Slider Physique and Descent Time for Bob Skeleton”, Estivalet, M. and Brisson, P. (eds.), The Engineering of Sport 7, Springer, pp. 101–110, 2008

  • Spenkuch, T., Turnock, S., Scarponi, M. and Ajit Shenoi, R., “Development of a VR Sailing Simulator Environment for Assessing and Improving Crew Performance”, Estivalet, M. and Brisson, P. (eds.), The Engineering of Sport 7, Springer, pp. 65–76, 2008

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Other

  • Campbell, I.M.C., Wellicome, J.F. and Weynberg P.A., "An Investigation into Wave Slamming Loads on Cylinders (OSFLAG 2A)", Wolfson Marine Craft Unit Report No. 317, March 1977 (PDF, 26.0MB).

  • Campbell, I.M.C. and Weynberg, P.A., “Slam Load Histories on Cylinders”, Conference of Environmental Forces on Engineering Structures, London, 1979.

  • Campbell, I.M.C. and Weynberg, P.A., "Measurement of Parameters Affecting Slamming", Wolfson Unit M.T.I.A. Report No. 440, February 1980 (PDF, 40.8MB).

  • Campbell, I.M.C., "The Response of a Tubular Beam to an Inclined Slam Impact", Wolfson Unit M.T.I.A. Report No. 488/1, November 1983 (PDF, 23.4MB).

  • Claughton, A., McLellan, E. and Bunyan, H., “Composite Rigging for Large Sailing Superyachts”, SNAME 2009, Providence, RI, October, 2009

  • Deakin, B., “Pragmatic Solutions to Regulatory Problems – The Wolfson Unit’s Stability Research for the MCA” The Naval Architect, RINA, January 2008 (PDF, 5.58MB)

  • Deakin, B., “Decades of Development – 40 Years History of the Wolfson Unit” Ship & Boat International, RINA, January 2008 (PDF, 5.67MB)

  • Lloyd, A.R.J.M. and Campbell, I.M.C., “Experiments to Investigate the Vortices SHED from a Submarine-Like Body of Revolution”, AGARD Conference No. 413 on Aerodynamic and Related Hydrodynamic Studies Using Water Facilities, Monterey, 1986

  • Campbell, I.M.C. and Claughton, A.R., “Development of Lifeboat Launching Systems for Offshore Rigs and Platforms”, International Conference on Marine Survival Craft, Liferafts, Lifeboats, Survival Systems in association with The Nautical Institute, November, 1983

  • Campbell, I.M.C. and Claughton, A.R., and Kingswood A.R., “Development of Lifeboat Launching Systems for Offshore Rigs and Platforms”, R.I.N.A. International Conference on Marine Survival Craft, London, 1983

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