ANALYSIS OF TUG EFFECTIVENESS IN PREVENTING COLLISION AND GROUNDING OF TANKER VESSELS IN CONFINED WATERS
This Paper discusses manoeuvring situations in confined U.S. waters which could lead to collision or grounding of tankers, and places those hazards in perspective with other potential causes of water pollution. Ship control problems are discussed with particular emphasis on the capabilities and limitations of tugs. Tug design trends pertinent to the limitations are reviewed. Typical accident cases from U.S. Coast Guard records are cited as a means of identifying design requirements which should be considered in the future and the feasibility of an innovation to increase the effectiveness of tugs used for escorting tankers is discussed.
- Presented at Symposium on Marine Resource Development in the Middle Atlantic States, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 29-30, 1976.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
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- Black, R W
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash avoidance systems; Groundings (Maritime crashes); Maneuvering; Marine safety; Prevention; Safety; Ship operations; Ship pilotage; Tankers; Tugboats; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Restricted water operation; Tug operations
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170754
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM