CAORF, MarAd's Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility at the National Maritime Research Center in Kings Point, N.Y., announces the completion of a series of experiments which compared collision avoidance performance using various shipboard electronic aids. A summary report shows that computer-aided systems are superior to other systems tested and have significantly fewer collisions or near misses. The work at CAORF involved a series of anticollision experiments which measured the performance of ship masters under various conditions when using 1) visual sightings only, 2) conventional radar, 3) automatic plotting (stored history) systems, and 4) computer-aided (vector & PAD) systems. Simulated shipboard navigation exercises conducted by CAORF over the past three years support the United States' recommendation that international tanker safety standards require vessels of 10,000 tons and up to be equipped with computerized collision-avoidance systems.

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    • For more information contact J. Puglisi at (516) 482-8200.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    Computer Aided Operations Research Facility
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
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  • Accession Number: 00300803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Summ. Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM