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Noise and Vibration Recorded on Selected New Generation DP Class Shuttle Tankers Operated in the Arctic Offshore Sector
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
2 Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the problem of the impact of vibration and noise recorded on selected new-generation DP-class shuttle tankers operated in the Arctic offshore sector. The paper presents the functional and disease effects associated with excessive exposure to these physical factors, the levels of which exceed the normatively acceptable values. The work also discusses the impact of physical factors on the marine environment. The international community recognizes that noise and vibrations from commercial ships may have very negative consequences for both humans (worker’s) and marine life, especially marine mammals. However, there are also certain legal requirements in maritime transport that require adaptation to noise and vibration control when working on ships. The acceptable noise and vibration exposure standards set out in European Union Directive 2003/10/EC (2003), the NOPSEMA Regulation (2006), the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) guidelines (2006) and the recommendations of the International Maritime Organization IMO contained, e.g. IMO MEPC.1 / Circ.833 (2014). These regulations inform employers and employees what they must do to effectively protect both the marine environment and the health and life safety of workers employed in the maritime industry offshore. This study also presents an analysis of the results of noise measurements carried out on selected DP class Shuttle Tanker operated in the Arctic sector offshore. The article presents the methods of noise measurement and assessment, but does not discuss personal protective equipment and ship’s noise protection systems.
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Citation note:
Rutkowski G., Korzeb J.: Noise and Vibration Recorded on Selected New Generation DP Class Shuttle Tankers Operated in the Arctic Offshore Sector. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 18, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.18.01.04, pp. 57-64, 2024
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