Despite the fact that the maritime sector is continuously investing in increasing and maintaining safety on board ships, additional effort is needed in the pathway towards zero-loss of life and zero-pollution. The highest risk for persons on board ships comes with flooding accidents, but consequences may be reduced when appropriate actions are taken following such an accident, thus greatly reducing the probability of loss of life or damage to the environment.


The FLARE project will target a risk-based methodology for “live” flooding risk assessment and control, by developing a generic (all incidents in one model) and holistic (active and passive measures) risk model with potential application to newbuildings and, which is totally new, to existing ships. Innovative technical solutions in ship concepts and equipment for risk containment and control will be accompanied by proposals for the revision of relevant IMO regulations towards a risk-based approach to contain and control risk in passenger ships from flooding incidents, thereby significantly contributing to the safety of both passenger and ship.The FLARE consortium compromises key stakeholders from industry, academia and policy makers, involved in ship flooding risk research as a Group for over twenty years.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 814753.

MARIN is one of the FLARE project partners. Contact
Riaan van ‘t Veer for more information.