ANALYSIS OF LNG CARRIER DOCKING PERFORMED ON CAORF SHIP SIMULATOR

This report documents the study of wind effects on LNG carrier docking performance at MarAd's Computer Aided Operations Research Facility. Experienced ship masters docked a simulated LNG carrier with various wind speeds and directions. Half of them used a true motion vector docking display as an aid. The best performace was by the masters who used the docking display. High winds blowing onto the dock caused hard contacts with the dock (exceeding 0.2 knot). It was determined that the docking display was desirable for good performance, and that docking should probably not be attempted in the presence of high winds (+25 knots) blowing perpendicular to the dock.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    Computer Aided Operations Research Facility
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAORF-41-7702-01 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM