SOME PROBLEMS OF SAFE NAVIGATION OF DEEP DRAFT VESSELS

The presence of sea mounts on the ocean floor presents a hazard to the safe navigation of deep draft vessels. New sea mounts are being discovered as the oceans are more fully explored. Some are presented in this paper but more important is the need for adequate echo sounding gear on deep draft vessels and the training of deck officers in the general features of seamounts and how to recognize the danger thru proper interpretation of echo sounder recordings before a casualty occurs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research was supported by the Office of Naval Research (N00014-67-A-0108-0004) and the National Science Foundation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Annual Tanker Conference (14th)

    Pocono Manor Inn
    Pocono Manor, PA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Ewing, M
    • HAYES, D
  • Publication Date: 1969-5-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 210-225

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM