Laboratory of Safe Cargo and Ballast Operations

Laboratory of Safe Cargo and Ballast Operations

Research laboratory “Safety of shipboard loading and ballasting operations” was established in accordance with the laws of Ukraine “About education”, “About high education”, “About research and technical activity”, “About priority tendencies in science and technology”.

The laboratory was established with the aim to work out new and improve present methods of loading and ballasting organization and management on vessels as well as relevant statutory documentation compliant with vital needs of modern fleet development.

Laboratory supervisors: - doctor of technical science, professor, head of the department of navigation, occupational and environmental safety – Leonov V.E., candidate of technical science, associate professor of Department of Ship Power Plants and General Engineering Ischenko I.M.

The main tasks of the laboratory are:

  • analysis of national and international security increasing practice while loading and ballasting operations;
  • development of methods and means for general ship’s stability evaluation during loading which may help to control loading and ballasting operations in real mode taking into account the uncertainty of ship’s hull condition and influence of accidental factors;
  • developing new methods of general ship’s stability controlling while loading and ballasting operations;
  • developing methods for general ship’s hull stability testing;
  • developing a system for ship’s stability monitoring while loading and ballasting which allows to control these operations in real mode taking into account the uncertainty of ship’s hull condition and influence of accidental factors;
  • developing “Shipboard ballast management plan” for different types of ships;
  • shipboard implementation of system for stability monitoring while loading and ballasting operations;

Laboratory contemplates scientific supervision and consulting of research done for course and graduation thesis purpose by cadets (students) of KSMA as well as candidate’s thesis on matters developed by the laboratory.