MOORED SHIP PROBLEMS IN THE PORT OF CADIZ. ANALYSIS OF WAVE AND LONG WAVE ACTION

Several ro-ro and ferry vessels have suffered problems while moored in the Port of Cadiz during the last months. Large amplitude motions and breakage of mooring lines produce a serious decrease in the efficiency of load transfer or can even impede it, while safety is seriously threatened. A project study was developed which aimed to define the problem, describe the reasons which cause it and propose solutions. Wave measurements, observation of ship motions, numerical wave propagation models, as well as wave and moored ship physical models were applied to accomplish these objectives. This paper concentrates on the application of the physical model to define the wave and long wave conditions close to and inside the port, as well as the moored ship response in different situations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology & Transportation: ODRA 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Technology; 20-22 Sept 1995; Szczecin, Poland & MARTRANS 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Transport in the 21st Century; 30 Aug-1 Sept 1995; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Computational Mechanics Publications, UK, ISBN 1 853123307. Marine Transport, p 687 [8 p, 8 fig]
  • Authors:
    • IRIBARREN, J R
    • Baonza, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM