COMPUTER CONTROLLED AUTOMATIC SHIP POSITIONING IN ROTTERDAM HARBOUR
Pilots, equipped with a 24-channel VHF set communicate with the appropiate radarstation, use the assigned channel for the radarcoverage area concerned and switch to the next channel after hand-over has taken place. The information supplied to pilots consists of the position of the ship, relative to familiar landmarks and leading lines, amplified with additional information, such as sur- face pictures, shipping movements in the area, possible navigational hazards etc. Most of this information is extracted directly from the (shore) radarscreens Rivercraft, which are not under ob- ligation to be piloted, usually monitor these channels to acquire information on traffic on the river, needed for a safer passage. The present systems has proved to be a invaluable aid to the safety of navigation. It has reduced the number of accidents and collisions spect- acularly under conditions of reduced visibility. The available statistics show that in the period 1959-1963 an average of 0,28 collisions per 1000 shipping movements took place, compared to for example 0,83 on the river Scheldt and 0,68 on the river Thames.
- "Symposium Papers on Electronics in Harbor Operations," presented at RTCM Assembly Meeting, April 29-30 and May 1, 1970, San Francisco, California, with the participation of Tug Communications, Incorporated.
Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services/Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC USA 20554
- Publication Date: 1970
- Volume: I
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Control systems; Data processing; Harbors; Highway traffic control; Radar; Voyage management systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic ship positioning; Harbor advisory radar; Shore based radar
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00007299
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 84-70/DO-52 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 22 1973 12:00AM