A systematic simulation methodology for LNG ship operations in port waters: a case study in Meizhou Bay

With the increment for liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand, LNG carriers are becoming larger in size. The operational safety of the carriers and the associated terminals is increasingly attracting attention. This is particularly true when a large LNG vessel approaches a terminal, requiring a detailed investigation of ship handling in port waters, especially in certain unusual cases. A full mission simulator provides an effective tool for research and training in operations of both port terminals and ships. This paper presents an experimental design methodology of the full mission simulation. The details as to how the simulation is achieved are described, and the simulation strategies applicable to LNG ships are specified. A typical case study is used to demonstrate and verify the proposed design methodology. The proposed methodology of the full mission simulation provides guidance for port safety research, risk evaluation and seafarer training.

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    • © 2018 Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. Abstract republished with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Chen, Li-jia
    • Yan, Xin-ping
    • Huang, Li-wen
    • Yang, Zai-li
    • Wang, Jin
  • Publication Date: 2018-1


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  • Accession Number: 01670676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 2018 3:00PM