A Basic Study on Safe Mooring Guide for Dangerous Goods Berths in Ul-San Port

울산항 위험물 부두의 안전계류에 관한 기초연구

Kang, Won-Sik;Park, Young-Soo

  • Received : 2015.11.06
  • Accepted : 2016.02.25
  • Published : 2016.02.28


This study analyzed the state of the vessels which were using the berth for dangerous goods more than its carrying capacity in the major dangerous cargo handling port of Ulsan in Korea, The result of the analysis showed that a ship which has 3 times more than the maximum berthing capacity was moored at berth. Accordingly, a simulation model for 50,000 DWT berth was built and carried out the mooring safety analysis with 50,000 DWT, 70,000 DWT and 100,000 DWT vessels by mooring assessment program. The evaluation was carried out according to the standard environment presented in OCIMF standards. 50,000 DWT vessel was evaluated to meet the acceptable criteria but, 70,000 DWT and 100,000 DWT vessels exceeded the acceptable limit as per external conditions. Consequently, safe mooring guidelines were suggested and also proposed the building of common 'Mooring safety guideline' for port with assessment of different cases.


Berth for dangerous goods;Berthing capacity;Mooring safety analysis;Mooring software;Guideline


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