Large ships have great inertia, and take time to respond to manoeuvring actions, during which the ship is affected by a large number of external factors (wind speed, direction, prevailing currents etc.) . The art of manoeuvring, particularly in restricted waters, is thus a difficult one. Passenger and ship safety makes it essential pilots are given the best information regarding the consequences of their actions. SEA-AHED will develop a navigational aid displaying the vessels current position together with a future position predicted on the basis of current manoeuvring actions. Also, SEA-AHED will develop design tools the enable shipyards and ship owners to asses the manoeuvring characteristics of vessels at design stage, allowing any potential difficulties to be dealt with. Finally, SEA- AHED will develop a training aid, allowing crews to replay previous manoeuvres and show the effects of alternate actions on the basis of real environmental data.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SO14 3PN Southampton
00 661 Warszawa