NETHERLANDS: CRASH TESTS ON CONTAINER SHIPS CARRIED OUT ON BEHALF OF LLOYDS OF GERMANYRecord ID: 383672
- Title: NETHERLANDS: CRASH TESTS ON CONTAINER SHIPS CARRIED OUT ON BEHALF OF LLOYDS OF GERMANY
- Date: 16th April 1998
- Summary: MOERDIJK, NETHERLANDS (APRIL 16, 1998) (RTV) 1. LV BARGE ON CANAL/ CREW ON BOARD/RAMMING TARGET BOARD ON SIDE OF BOAT (4 SHOTS) 0.18 2. SLV BOAT WITH BLUE RAM ON FRONT 0.23 3. SLV COLLISION ZOOM OUT 0.48 4. SLV TWO BOATS LOCKED TOGETHER (4 SHOTS) 1.07 5. MV SCIENTIST CLAUS PETER DAVENPORT SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS/SCU DAVENPORT SAYING "WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE SITUATION OF DANGEROUS COLLISION, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE STRESS BEHAVIOUR. IT'S MORE INFORMATION FOR THE RESEARCH." (ENGLISH) (2 SHOTS) 1.32 6. SLV SCIENTIST ANALYSING DAMAGE (3 SHOTS) 1.51 7. SCU DAVENPORT ASKED HOW REALISTIC ARE TEST CONDITIONS, ANSWERS "90 PER CENT REALISTIC" (ENGLISH) 2.05 8. SLV /SCU DAMAGE CAUSED BY COLLISION (2 SHOTS) 2.16 9. GV PAN RIVER 2.25 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: MEORDIJK, NETHERLANDS
- Country: Netherlands
- Duration: 00:02:27
- Story Text: Lloyds of Germany on Thursday organised crash tests on by making two twin-hulled container ships collide.
The tests, held on a shipping canal off the Dutch North Sea coast, were designed to test hull integrity in the event of a collision.
The test, carried out on Thursday (April 16), was one of a of a series of four tests planned by a German university and Germanischer Lloyd's to test double-hull ships.
The experiment was designed by Dutch construction company TNO at a cost of one million pounds.
Experts who arranged the test said it was set up to completely represent the affects of a real collision at sea.
Scientist Claus Peter Davenport told Reuters Television that the test conditions were a 90 per cent recreation of what would happen in a real accident of this type.
Test data will be analysed and used to improve equipment which monitors stress on ships' hulls.
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