This report describes the work accomplished during Phases A and B of a four phase program designed to develop useful correlation between the design characteristics of open sea cargo terminal and visiting vessel dynamics as developed by computer analysis, model testing and/or full scale terminal/vessel testing. Open sea mooring and cargo transfer characteristics were of primary concern. The study determined that additional basic research is required before meaningful results pertaining to the program objective could be obtained. It also introduces a proprietary controlled mooring concept, and recommends that a program be structured to bring this advancement in the state-of-the-art mooring and cargo transfer concept to the commercial market.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fairchild Stratos Division

    Fairchild Industries, 1800 Rosecrans Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA  United States  90266

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hillberg, E T
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-930-80003 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DDA-78-00-3071
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM