Perhaps the classic example of over-simplification is the existing approach to collision-avoidance for sea-going ships. While this is a much-studied subject, shallow treatment ironically results from under-study. This would be an irresponsible statement were it not for an exhaustive computer analysis made of the two-ship kinematics of near-collision, simulated noise, and escape-manoeuvre options. Considered were some 52,000 different cases. From the spectrum of closing rates up to 56 knots, optimized procedures were derived. They depart markedly from traditional practice. The paper describes the conclusions to be drawn from these and other investigations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Man and Navigation, Summaries of the papers presented at the International Congress of the Institutes of Navigation held at the University of Sussex, Falmer, England, 10-14 Sept 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institute of Navigation, England

    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Quilter, E S
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM