Victor Bolbot

Victor Bolbot
Aalto University · Department of Mechanical Engineering

PhD and Diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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Introduction
Victor Bolbot currently works at Aalto university as a Researcher in safe and efficient maritime systems. He also systematically investigates the issues related to maritime cybersecurity.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - August 2021
University of Strathclyde
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Research in the safety and cybersecurity of marine autonomous surface ships.
January 2017 - March 2020
University of Strathclyde
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Research in the safety of marine Cyber-physical systems.
February 2016 - December 2016
Pantheon Tankers Management Ltd
Position
  • Engineer
Description
  • Monitoring of vessels consumption, coordination of TMSA implementation for technical department, plan approval of new buildings support, attendance to fleet vessels, Planned Maintenance System monitoring and development.
Education
October 2010 - January 2016
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Publications

Publications (54)
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The Collision Avoidance (CA) system constitutes a key enabling technology for the Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS), the appropriate functionality of which is critical for assuring the navigation safety. Although several techniques including testing of the collision scenarios in a virtual environment can be employed, the trust of testing pha...
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Ships are becoming increasingly interconnected as the maritime industry is undergoing the industry 4.0 revolution. This is associated with more effective management and reduced operational costs but also with cybersecurity challenges. Ships are assets of significant value, and the increased interconnectivity renders them a lucrative object for cybe...
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The Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) constitutes a critical key enabling technology required for operating Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). To assure the MASS operations safety, the effective identification of potential objects and target ships interacting with the own MASS is quintessential. This study aims at proposing a systematic met...
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The autonomous ships’ introduction is associated with a number of challenges including the lack of suitable risk acceptance criteria to support the risk assessment process during the initial design phases. The aim of this research is to develop a rational methodology for selecting appropriate risk matrix ratings, which are required to perform the r...
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The liquified natural gas (LNG) is currently considered an attractive marine fuel in the short- to medium-terms that can lead to the reduction of the shipping industry carbon emissions. LNG fuelled ocean-going ships have been designed by employing either low-pressure or high-pressure fuel systems. This study aims at enhancing the safety of a high-p...
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Effectively addressing safety, security and cyber-security challenges is quintessential for progressing the development of next generation maritime autonomous shipping. This study aims at developing a novel hybrid, semi-structured process for the hazardous scenarios identification and ranking. This method integrates the operational and functional h...
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Stringent environmental regulations and efforts to improve the shipping operations sustainability have resulted in designing and employing more complex configurations for the ship power plants systems and the implementation of digitalised functionalities. Due to these systems complexity, critical situations arising from the components and subsyste...
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Marine Dual Fuel engines have been proved an attractive solution to improve the shipping industry sustainability and environmental footprint. Compared to the conventional diesel engines, the use of additional components to accommodate the natural gas feeding is associated with several safety implications. To ensure the engine safe operation, approp...
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The Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) constitute a novel type of systems, which require novel methods for their design and safety assurance. The collision avoidance system is considered one of the most critical systems for MASS. This study aims at developing a process for generating and selecting ship encounter scenarios to test the collision...
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The maritime industry has been progressing towards autonomous shipping with a main barrier and scepticism being on the safety assurance of the next-generation autonomous ships. This study aims to perform a safety analysis of the autonomous navigation of a Short Sea Shipping vessel. A conceptual system for the investigated of the system is proposed...
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Several research and innovation initiatives have been pursued worldwide for the development of autonomous and unmanned ships. However, these ships’ wider adoption is limited by the existing regulatory framework, which presently does not provide clear guidelines and requirements for the design and operation of autonomous ships. The aim of this study...
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We live in an era when autonomous systems are being designed and introduced in the maritime industry. A critical system on the autonomous ships is the collision avoidance system, which is responsible for safe vessel navigation. There is a great challenge in identifying encountering scenarios which could be fed for testing the collision avoidance sy...
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Diesel–Electric Propulsion (DEP) has been widely used for the propulsion of various ship types including cruise ships. Considering the potential consequences of blackouts, especially on cruise ships, it is essential to design and operate the ships’ power plants for avoiding and preventing such events. This study aims at implementing a comprehensive...
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The lubricating oil systems are essential for ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the cruise ships power plants as demonstrated by recent incidents. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety enhancement of a cruise ship lubricating oil system by employing safety, reliability, availability and diagnosability analyses, which are base...
Technical Report
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One of the goals in the AUTOSHIP project is to develop common tools and methodologies for practitioners within the area of autonomous ships. To that end, this report describes the AUTOSHIP project's plans for a general and standardized design framework that will be developed for description, specification, and analysis of autonomous ship systems. T...
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As wind farms are moving farther offshore, logistical concepts increasingly include service operation vessels (SOVs) as the prime means of service delivery. However, given the complexity of SOV operations in hostile environments, their safety management is challenging. The objective of this paper is to propose a quantitative , non-probabilistic met...
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Recent regulatory requirements for shipping emissions control have led to the adoption of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel and the design of LNG-fuelled vessels. Considering the potential safety implications due to system failure/unavailability, this study aims at the safety analysis of a low-pressure LNG fuel feeding system using a nov...
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Recent advances in the maritime industry include research and development of new sophisticated ships with a number of smart functionalities and enhanced autonomy. The new functions and autonomy levels though come at the cost of increased connectivity. This results in increased ship vulnerability to cyber-attacks, which may lead to financial loss, e...
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Maritime autonomous surface ships provide new capabilities for transport systems design, and by that the potential to dramatically change ship logistics. Advantages of autonomous ships include operational flexibility with more and smaller ships, combined with new ship hull and superstructure designs, allowing more cargo to be transported at lower c...
Technical Report
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The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for autonomous ship system development and assessment methods. The framework includes • definitions of terminology and central concepts; • the life cycle aspect of the methodology, a description of the main development stages where the methodology can be used; • a description of the autonomous...
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New developments in maritime industry include the design and operation of autonomous ships. The AUTOSHIP project is one initiative promoting the use of autonomous ships in European waters focusing on two specific use cases, a Short Sea Shipping (SSS) cargo vessel and an Inland Waterways (IWW) barge. The AUTOSHIP objectives include thorough regulato...
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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) represent a systems category developed and promoted in the maritime industry to automate functions and system operations. In this study, a novel Combinatorial Approach for Safety Analysis is presented, which addresses the traditional safety methods’ limitations by integrating System Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), E...
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The stringent regulatory framework for the emissions and safety from shipping operations as well as the market pressure to reduce the operational costs has led the cruise ship industry to pursue and investigate alternative solutions for both the new-built and the existing ships by using multi-objective optimisation methods. This study aims at inves...
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Abstract. As windfarms are moving further offshore, logistical concepts increasingly include service operation vessels (SOV) as the prime means of service delivery. However, given the complexity of SOV operations in hostile environments, their safety management is challenging. The objective of this paper is to bring awareness of hazards that may ha...
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Recent developments have rendered the Dual Fuel (DF) engines an attractive alternative solution for achieving cost-efficient compliance to environmental regulations. The present study focuses on the safety investigation of a marine DF engine in order to identify potential safety implications. This investigation is based on an integrated engine mode...
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The adage "prevention is better than cure" is at the heart of safety principles. However, effective accident prevention is challenging in complex, highly automated systems such as modern DP-driven vessels, which are supposed to safely transfer technicians in often unfavourable environmental conditions. FMEA analysis, which is required for DP-driven...
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As windfarms are moving further offshore, their maintenance has to be supported by the new generation Service Operation Vessels (SOV) with Dynamic Positioning capabilities. For the SOV safe operations it is crucial that any hazardous scenario is properly controlled. Whilst international regulations require the implementation of Failure Modes and Ef...
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Recent advances in the maritime industry include the research and development of new sophisticated ships including the autonomous ships. The new autonomy concept though comes at the cost of additional complexity introduced by the number of systems that need to be installed on-board and onshore, the software intensiveness of the complete system, the...
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The stringent regulatory framework for both emissions and safety as well as the market pressure to reduce the operational costs led the cruise ship industry to pursue alternative solutions. In this respect, multi-objective optimisation methods can be employed for decision-making for identifying optimal solutions with improved efficiency, lower envi...
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Cruise ship industry is rapidly developing, with both the vessels size and number constantly growing up, which renders ensuring passengers, crew and ship safety a paramount necessity. Collision, grounding and fire are among the most frequent accidents on cruise ships with high consequences. In this study, a hazard analysis of diesel-electric and hy...
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Cruise ship industry is rapidly developing, with both the vessels size and number constantly growing up, which renders ensuring passengers, crew and ship safety a paramount necessity. Collision, grounding and fire are among the most frequent accidents on cruise ships with high consequences. In this study, a hazard analysis of diesel-electric and hy...
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The present study focuses on the modelling of a marine dual fuel engine and its control system with an aim to study the engine response at transient conditions and identify and discuss potential safety implications. This investigation is based on an integrated engine model developed in GT-ISE™ software, capable of predicting the steady state perfor...
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As Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are a class of systems advancing in a number of safety critical application areas, it is crucial to ensure that they operate without causing any harm to people, environment and assets. The complexity of CPSs though, render them vulnerable and accident-prone. In this study, the sources of complexity are meticulously...
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Lessons from maritime accidents are conventionally used to inform safety improvements in design and operation of ships. However, this process is only as good as the core understanding derived from accident analysis is. The current explanation of accidents is limited to direct and contributing causal factors, whereas the role of a wider socio-techni...
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Diesel-Electric Propulsion (DEP) has been widely used for propulsion of LNG carriers, icebreakers, drilling units, warships and cruise ships. It is important that every blackout is prevented, especially on cruise ships, considering the possible consequences of such an event. In this work, hazard analysis of a simplified DEP system of a cruise ship...
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For large ships, the likely sea states the ships that may encounter in their lifecycle are in the region of short length waves, compared to ships' length, where the diffraction component of the added resistance (AR) is predominant. In this paper, a multi-objective optimisation of the bow form of the standard ITTC KVLCC2 tanker was performed in term...
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For large ships, the likely sea states the ship may encounter in her lifecycle are in the region of short waves, where the diffraction component of the added resistance is predominant. In this paper, an optimization of the bow form of the standard ITTC KVLCC2 tanker was performed in terms of the added resistance, calm water resistance, total resist...
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A semi-empirical formula introduced earlier by the main authors for the fast estimation of the added resistance of ships in head waves is further refined for easy use in engineering applications. The proposed new formula includes an alternative ship draft correction coefficient, which better accounts for the wave pressure decay with ship’s draft. T...

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Question
Hi,
I am preparing a short popularised study on the topics related to naval architecture for common public. I am trying to find who can be considered as the first naval architect through the human history (after Noah :)) and also some historical fact about him/her. It would be good to know who is the first ancient naval architect in different ancient countries as well (Greece, China, Egypt, Babylon, India, etc.)
Many thanks for your support,
Victor
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According to Scopus, out of 52M papers since 1970, only 25k research papers have received more than 1000 citations. Does anybody know if there are any papers in the maritime industry that reached over 1000 citations? If there are no such papers, what are the top cited papers in the maritime?
PS. Addressing some comments below: By maritime paper I mean the papers related directly to the ship or maritime logistics, i.e. papers on ship and port economics, ship hydrodynamics, ship, and port safety, ship structures, ship machinery, ship design and so on.

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The main technology goal is to develop autonomous systems to support the realization of the digital line of sight, electronic lookout and B0 concepts.
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AUTOSHIP – Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters – aims at speeding-up the transition towards a next generation of autonomous ships in EU: Web page at: https://www.autoship-project.eu/ Europe is effectively supporting new paradigms of multimodal transport to develop sustainable businesses and relieve roads congestion and related pollution. Since 2001, the concept of a Motorway of the Sea (MoS) has been developed. At its base, there is a new intermodal maritime-based logistics chain in Europe and EU target is to shift 30% of road freight of more than 300 km to multimodal solutions by 2030 (corresponding to 216 bn tonne-kilometres), and more than 50% by 2050, compared with business as usual developments. However, its capacity in this scenario is not keeping the pace yet and it needs improvement. In fact, coastal short-sea shipping and inland waterways struggle with competition from trucks in many parts of Europe and are losing relative market shares to road transport. AUTOSHIP responds to the call topic MG 3.2-2018 by joining a whole necessary value-chain of global players to define, enhance and test in real environment a Next Generation of Autonomous Ships, integrating evolutionary as well as novel technologies. Building on partners’ advanced technologies and know-how, the proposed vessels will upgrade them and dramatically impact on businesses and competitiveness. In the meantime, the framework to make NGAS navigation possible and socially accepted will be better assessed with direct engagement of relevant authorities. The project’s ambitions will leverage on advanced Key Enabling Technologies, solid industrial investments and business worldwide, along with participation in all major stakeholders’ organisations to deliver the first technology on the market in a short term. It is an ambition with a solid base in the involved value-chain and in the financial and commercial commitment, which makes AUTOSHIP a real market-oriented project.