AN INVESTIGATION INTO SAFETY OF PASSAGE OF LARGE TANKERS IN THE PUGET SOUND AREA. VOLUME 1
A study was conducted at the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility to investigate the safety of passage of tankers through the Puget Sound area under maximum credible adverse environmental conditions. The study was conducted in two phases: off-line, using a computer program to simulate the performance of various size tankers, and on-line utilizing the CAORF simulator with human test subjects. In each phase, there were two types of runs: track keeping runs, and failed equipment runs. The track keeping results indicated that all ships were able to navigate safely under the extreme environmental conditions provided they maintained sufficient speed. The failed equipment runs indicated that tug support of ships was required to avoid grounding after suffering steering/propulsion failures. (Author)
- See also Volume 2, AD-A062 085.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
- Riek, J
- Tenenbaum, S
- Mcilroy, W
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Pagination: 203 p.
- TRT Terms: Channels (Waterways); Environment; Human factors engineering; Marine safety; Mechanical failure; Navigation; Research; Safety; Shipping; Simulation; Steering; Tankers; Tugboats; Water traffic
- Identifier Terms: United States Coast Guard
- Geographic Terms: Puget Sound; Puget Sound Region
- Old TRIS Terms: Channel traffic; Steering failure; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00190951
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-79-78-VOL-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MIPR-Z70099-8-843822
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM