Modification in Braking Technology of Ships
Ritbik Kumar1, Sourin Karmakar2, Wamiq Asrar3, Raju Ranjan4

1Ritbik Kumar1, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering and Research Institute (Indian Maritime University), Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
2Sourin Karmakar2, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering and Research Institute (IMU), Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
3Wamiq Asrar3, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering and Research Institute (IMU), Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
4Raju Ranjan3, Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering and Research Institute (IMU), Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 

Manuscript received on May 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2020. | PP: 221-224 | Volume-9 Issue-2, July 2020. | Retrieval Number: B3394079220/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3394.079220
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Abstract: This paper aims to draw people’s attention towards one of the major cause of accidents at sea, its impact and the methods we can adopt to reduce the chances of accidents considerably. The paper finds slow braking rate as the key cause of maximum accidents and suggests two systems designed to increase the deceleration rate of the ships. A detailed explanation about the working and the setting up of our proposed systems ECDS (Emergency Cargo Drop Stop) and EBP (Emergency Braking Propellers) has been provided in the course of the paper. It also draws a comparison between the pros and the cons of these systems. The study’s conclusion indicates the significance of these two systems and how it paves the way for further study on the application and benefits of these systems.
Keywords: Braking system, Cargo, Collisions, Propellers.