AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ABSOLUTE LIGHTER MOTIONS INVOLVED IN THE CONTAINER OFFLOADING AND TRANSFER SYSTEM (COTS) TRIALS

Ship motion and wave measurements were conducted for various lighters participating in Container Offloading and Transfer System (COT) trials off Coronado Island, San Diego. Their purpose was to evaluate the effects of waves and lighter motions on the offloading and loading procedures. Motions of a warping tug causeway system, an LCM 8 and an LCU 1652 were measured while they were alongside a bumper system connected to an elevated causeway. All lighter motions were seen to be very small due to low seas predominant at the time of the trials. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Ruth, L C
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-515-02 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM