This paper presents a methodology for measuring the safety of navigation in harbor waterways from which can be derived the ability of specific ships to navigate safely in existing or anticipated harbors. Factors considered include ship size and controllability, typical pilot-helmsman performance, channel characteristics and associated aids to navigation as well as environmental conditions (i.e., visibility, wind, current). The interplay between ship and port/harbor/waterway design is explored. An analysis of the geographic limitations of all major U.S. harbors (channel widths, depths, turn angles, etc.) is provided to serve as reference material for future ship designs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, "Safety and the Marine Environment," held 3-7 June 1980 at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Atkins, D A
    • Bertsche, W R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00311118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 5 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM