THE EFFECT OF PASSING VESSELS ON A MOORED SHIP

This article describes a series of model tests carried out at the Hydraulics Research Station for Esso Transportation Department in connection with their oil jetty at Milford Haven. Some typical examples were chosen to demonstrate general principles and to show the effect of the more important variables involved in the interaction of passing vessels and moored ships. A principal conclusion drawn was that the forces appeared to be due to the pressure gradients associated with the pattern of flow that accompanies the passing ship rather than with the wave system. The tests demonstrated that slack lines are to be avoided and that some relief in maximum line loads can be achieved by increasing the pretension. Although certain results reported were peculiar to the site concerned, the effect of speed of passing vessels, ship clearance and draught will vary in the way described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lean, G H
    • Price, W A
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00303891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM