EVALUATION OF COMBINED COMMERCIAL AND PLEASURE VESSEL TRAFFIC IN A RESTRICTED WATERWAY

This paper describes a traffic analysis that was performed to address congestion concerns raised by the proposed building of a pleasure boat marina at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. A relative channel congestion index was developed, with pleasure boat density estimated upon the basis of experience gained at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Portland. Also included in the study were personal comments on navigation experiences by commercial pilots. Future boat and vessel traffic in Keppel Channel is evaluated. The conclusion is drawn that diligent ship piloting and an educated boating public appear to be the best measures for congestion control.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Nichol, J M
    • Boudreau, R H
    • Wong, K
  • Conference:
    • Ports '89
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Date: 1989-5-22 to 1989-5-25
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM