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Planning and Designing a Marine Hospital Facility for Use in Times of Disaster

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Takahiro Kondo

Nihon University, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan

Takeo Kondo, Kazukiyo Yamamoto, Chiaki Sato, Tetsuo Kayama

Nihon University, Chiba, Japan

Paper No. OMAE2008-57304, pp. 789-793; 5 pages
  • ASME 2008 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 3: Pipeline and Riser Technology; Ocean Space Utilization
  • Estoril, Portugal, June 15–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4820-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3821-8
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Medical support using marine transportation during an earthquake disaster has been attracting attention because the land transportation system is expected to be paralyzed at such times. An earthquake measuring magnitude 7 is predicted to occur in Tokyo Bay in the near future. The aim of this study is to develop an earthquake-proof design for a marine hospital facility, and to calculate the required capacity and number of medical personnel. The scale of the marine hospital facility was determined based on anticipated damage caused by a near-field earthquake in Tokyo Metropolitan Area. The need for preparation of heliports and boat piers was identified.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
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