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Simulation environment and advisory system for on-board help, and estimation of manoeuvering performance during design

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BRITISH MARITIME TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
1,Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA
Italy
Address
Passeggio S. Andrea 6
34123 Trieste
P&O CRUISES (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Dukes Keep Marsh Lane
SO14 3PN Southampton
SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Behringstrasse 120
Hamburg
THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16126 Genova
WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Nowowiesjka 24
00 661 Warszawa