This document describes and proposes different configurations of inflatable air chambers placed in different compartments of (marine floating structures like) ships to reduce permeability to sea water of these compartments, in the event of collision damage, thus improving the Attained Subdivision Index of the ship calculated as per SOLAS regulations. The document further describes some supporting systems to practically achieve this objective of installing and using such airbag systems on ships to prevent sinking of ships due to collision damage of the hull.

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