AN INVESTIGATION INTO SAFETY OF PASSAGE OF LARGE TANKERS IN THE PUGET SOUND AREA. VOLUME II. APPENDICES

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 CAOF 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:
    • Appendices to Volume 1, AD-A062 084.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center

    Kings Point, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Riek, J
    • Tenenbaum, S
    • Mcilroy, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Pagination: 265 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-79-78-APP-2
  • Contract Numbers: MIPR-Z70099-8-843822
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2002 12:00AM