The U.S. Coast Guard and IMCO have given top priority to studies of the inherent maneuverability of existing and future ships. These studies include normal maneuvering conditions and ship behavior when maneuverability is impaired due to engine and/or rudder failures. The aim of these studies is to establish the inherent maneuverability desired, and the design features necessary to reduce the probability of collisions, rammings, and groundings. This paper reviews many studies that have been sponsored to date by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Maritime Administration, and various shipping agencies, often cooperatively. It also presents an outline of CAORF programs, ongoing and planned for the future, which are directed towards these ends. These on-line investigations will provide a vital additional factor: the man-in-the-loop, which allows pilot strategies and shiphandling capabilities to also be investigated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings from the Fourth Annual CAORF Symposium, Ship Operations Research for the Maritime Industry..Looking to the '80s, held September 29-30, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mcilroy, W
    • Aranow, P
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM