The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) Safer Ship Competition is an annual event intended to promote a greater awareness of the need for safer ships and to encourage the development of innovative ideas, concepts and procedures that will help to achieve this. The 2000 competition is sponsored by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.
The objectives of the Safer Ship Competition are to promote a greater awareness of the need for safer ships and to encourage the development of innovative ideas, concepts and procedures for enhancing the safety of ships.The term 'safer ship' is to be interpreted as broadly as possible within the definition of safety as "a quality that determines to what extent the management, engineering and operation of a ship are free of danger to life, property and the environment." Submissions could include, but not be limited to, the following:
A new concept or improvement to the existing design of ships, equipment or systems A new or enhanced operational procedure for improving the standard of safety at sea Research into methods of improving safety at sea
Any individual or group of up to five individuals are eligible to enter the competition. However, existing products, devices, services or procedures will not be considered. Submissions should include evidence of originality identifying any similar work and, if so, what distinguishes the submission from this other work.