The Sinking of the Prestige: Were Rogue Waves Responsible?

The Sinking of the Prestige: Were Rogue Waves Responsible?

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"The Sinking of the Prestige" makes available for the first time "The Prestige Report", the official history, case details, and expert testimonial presented in 2012. For the world maritime industry, a key issue raised by the Prestige incident was whether classification societies can be held responsible for the consequences of incidents of this type. In May 2003, the Kingdom of Spain brought civil suit in the Southern District of New York against the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the Houston-based international classification society that had certified the Prestige as "in class" for its final voyage. Spain's original damage claim against ABS was some $700 million. This important case has been declared as a possibly precedent-setting one that could prove fateful for international classification societies, whose assets are dwarfed by the scale of claims to which they could become subject. In addition to providing the details of the case, "The Sinking of the Prestige" also provides a broad understanding of rogue waves and their effects on ships and the oil industry.
This is the only available publication of the precedent-setting court case related to the sinking of the Prestige and the implication of rogue waves. Osborne, expert witness in the Prestige case, is a world-renowned authority on nonlinear ocean waves and inverse scattering transform. Full-color images show a wide range of real-life rogue waves.
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  • Hardback | 410 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • United States
  • English
  • 012415798X
  • 9780124157989

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction Chapter 1: Historical Overview of Rogue Waves and Their Influence on Ships Chapter 2: What Kinds of Physical Behavior Can Cause Rogue Waves? Part Two: Overview of Physical Effects That Cause Extreme Waves Chapter 3: Instabilities of Wave Trains in Deep Water Chapter 4: Wave/Current Interactions Chapter 5: When Do Rogue Waves Occur During a Storm? Chapter 6: Nonlinear Theory for Unidirectional Rogue Waves Chapter 7: Nonlinear Theory for Directionally Spread Rogue Waves Part Three: Hyperfast Numerical Modeling of Rogue Waves in Directional Seas Chapter 8: Basic Concepts for Modeling Ocean Surface Waves Chapter 9: Modeling the Unidirectional Schroedinger Equation Chapter 10: Modeling the Directional Schroedinger Equation Chapter 11: Modeling the Extended Schroedinger Equation Chapter 12: Modeling the Zakharov Equation Part Four: Statistical Properties of Rogue Waves Chapter 13: Statistical Properties of Linear Waves Chapter 14: Statistical Properties of Nonlinear Waves Part Five: Hindcasting and Forecasting of Rogue Waves Chapter 15: Influence of the Modulational Instability on Ocean Wave Spectra Chapter 16: Brief Overview of Hindcasting/Forecasting Part Six: Analysis of the Prestige Incident Chapter 17: Hindcasting The Prestige Case Chapter 18: Hyperfast Modeling of the Wave Statistics Chapter 19: Statistical Properties of Extreme Waves
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