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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Symposium on Marine Resource Development in the Middle Atlantic States, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 29-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Black, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM