ANALYSIS OF SIMULATED GROUNDINGS IN VALDEZ NARROWS

This report describes a study that examined the behavior of masters of simulated large tankers that suffered credible failures of propulsion or steering during transits of a steep-walled channel with a large rock midway across the passage. The data on which the study was based were derived from a research experiment and several operational exercises that were performed on the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF). The transits conducted on the CAORF Simulator involved passages under various conditions of initial speed, visibility, and wind conditons. Test data were analyzed from recorded ground tracks. The conclusions reached suggest that provided the maximum ship speed is limited, recovery from even critical failures may be achieved by the use of tugs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Jones, K
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 151 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAORF 17-7803-01
  • Contract Numbers: DOC 5-38003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM