TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FOR LARGE BULK CARGO SHIPS IN GAILLARD CUT OF THE PANAMA CANAL

The maneuverability of large bulk-cargo ships in Gaillard Cut of the Panama Canal has been inyestigated in an extensive series of model tests with the objective of assuring safe and expeditious transits of the canal for ships of this type. With the widening of the cut, the handling of these ships in two-way traffic presents a problem that is currently of paticular interest. Consequently tests have been conducted in which free-running models were maneuvered through a model cut under their own power and steering control while their performance in meeting and passing other models was observed. Model tests were also conducted in which the interaction effects of passing ships were measured and recorded to determine the operating conditions and, thus, to form a basis for establishing safe maneuvering procedures. Some of the results of these tests are presented in this report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Moody, C G
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00323653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 229-H-03
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM