EVALUATION OF THE SAFETY OF SHIP NAVIGATION IN HARBORS
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.
- 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.
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- Atkins, D A
- Bertsche, W R
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Harbor traffic control; Harbors; Inland waterways traffic; Maneuvering; Marine safety; Maritime safety; Navigation; Personnel performance; Port operations; Ship pilotage; Ships by size; Structural design; Waterway facility operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Harbor design; Harbor navigation; Human performance; Restricted water operation; Shallow water maneuvering; Waterway navigation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00311118
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 5 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM