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.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointComputer Aided Operations Research Facility
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Pagination: 105 p.
- TRT Terms: Docking; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Maneuverability; Maneuvering; Piers (Wharves); Ship simulators; Tankers; Training simulators; Tugboats; Velocity; Wind
- Uncontrolled Terms: Wind direction
- Old TRIS Terms: Docking techniques; Ship piers; Tanker ships; Wind forces on ships; Wind velocity
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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