The rapid growth of marine traffic has led to the growth of traffic nodes, for example in the Straits of Japan and the English Channel. In these areas not only is the density of shipping particularly high but economic pressures on time and ship utilization are making the traditional means of avoiding another mobile unacceptable. The purpose of this paper is to consider navigation relative to other mobiles in a high density traffic area. In the Dover Strait a complex set of desired traffic routes arises from the large number of ports abutting on the lower North Sea. The much discussed routing solution has endeavoured to bring some discipline into the routes and persuade masters to use routes which are not optimal from the point of view of time to port.

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    Royal Institute of Navigation

    1 Kensington Gore
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'Hagan, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Accession Number: 00084653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM