Management of Safety Issues in Inland Navigation Case Study: Danube Network

The theory of safety of inland navigation considers different stochastic rules in relation with various navigational conditions, such as: hydrological conditions (water levels, velocity of water stream), meteorological conditions (ice, wind, fog), dimensions of inland waterways (depth, width, radii of bends, bridges, locks, weir over fairway), visual and sound signals and marks on vessels under way or stationary, waterway signals and markings and river in formation services. In practice, these rules define the requirements to be fulfilled on an inland waterway and by inland navigation as a whole. In order to be able to solve navigational tasks relating to the maneuvering of ships and tows and fleet movement on complex waterway sectors, improvement of navigational conditions or quantitative estimation of waterway condition impacts on safety of navigation is always needed. However, waterway conditions are not to be considered as most important, having in mind that quality and efficiency of the system “waterway – ship – master” is highly dependent on each of its segments. Therefore, this paper evaluates the safety of inland navigation from the technical point of view and presents a method for its estimation on certain Danube sectors.


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  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01153443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0964
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:26AM