All interfaces between the ship and shore should be designed with maximum efficiency in mind to ensure the quickest port turn arounds. At the same time, they must comply with the strictest safety regulations
A SMEC Offshore quarter ramp/door can be designed to double as the watertight door when it is in the closed position. It is normally built and divided into three separate sections and hinged at the lower end of the stern in the threshold deck. Hinged shore flaps and internal bridge plates at the deck’s access opening ensure smooth vehicle transition.