The United States Coast Guard, State of Alaska, and Industry jointly sponsored a comprehensive simulator study of tanker movements through Valdez Narrows, which was conducted in later spring of 1977 at The Netherlands Ship Model Basin at Wageningen. The purpose of the study was to evaluate several parameters which potentially impact on the safety of tanker transit of the Narrows, including wind, speed, rudder casulaties, main propulsion casualties, the presence or absence of an island in the Narrows named "Middle Rock", and visibility. From this evaluation present and proposed rules governing vessel transit were evaluated and revision recommended where appropriate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles. Also available from Engineering Societies Library.
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  • Authors:
    • Devlin, W M
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM