APPLICATION OF CAORF IN IDENTIFYING AND EVALUATING PILOTING VARIABILITY IN PORT DESIGN PROBLEMS

During the past three years, CAORF has applied its research capabilities to a number of port design problems. Emerging from this area of research is a complex picture of the relationship of navigational safety to the environmental conditions, the geographic configuration of the waterways, the maneuverability of the ship, the operational procedures employed by the pilot, and the aids to navigation. This paper provides an overview of the state of knowledge in these areas and provides examples of the sensitivity of track-keeping variability to changes in these port design parameters. The safety of any port configuration requires that the trackkeeping variability both within a single transit and across multiple ship transits be contained well within the geographic confines of the port waterways under investigation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of 28 technical papers published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual CAORF Symposium, Maritime Simulation Research, held October 15-16, 1979, King's Point, N.Y. See MRIS Abstract No. 310209.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Atkins, D
    • Bertsche, W R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-15

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 24 Conf Paper
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM