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)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A062 085.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024
  • Authors:
    • Riek, J
    • Tenenbaum, S
    • Mcilroy, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 203 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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