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A Study on the Minimum Safe Distance between Two Vessels in Confined Waters
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A Study on the Minimum Safe Distance between Two Vessels in Confined Waters
Lee, Chun-Ki; Moon, Serng-Bae;
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This paper is mainly concerned with the interaction effects between two vessels and sidewall with a mound. Experimental study on hydrodynamic forces between ship and sidewall with a mound was already shown in the previous paper, measured by varying the distances between ship and sidewall. The ship maneuvering simulation was conducted to find out the minimum safe distance between vessels, which is needed to avoid sea accident in confined waters. From the inspection of this investigation, it indicates the following result. When and if one vessel passes the other vessel through the proximity of sidewall with a mound, the spacing between two vessels is needed for the velocity ratio of 1.2, compared to the case of 1.5. Also, for the case of ship-size estimation, the ship maneuvering motion is more affected by interaction effects for the overtaken small vessel, compared to the overtaking large vessel.
Interaction effect;Maneuvering motion;Overtaking and overtaken vessel;Minimum safe distance;Sidewall;Confined waters;
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