The work presented here analyses the structural corrosion degradation of two sets of corrosion depth measurements collected with a one-decade difference. The corrosion degradation process is associated to a first order system, subjected to a sudden disturbance, where a step function is used as an input to define the solution of the differential equation of this system leads to the exponential corrosion degradation model as developed earlier. Corrosion margins of redundant ship structures with serious consequences of failure are derived and several conclusions related to the new trend in the ageing structures are presented and discussed. Partial safety factors with respect to the corrosion environment and corrosion margins are developed that can be used in the design, avoiding a complex probabilistic analysis.

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