Ship safety in open ports


Ports and terminals open to prevailing winds can cause problems to moored ships with a high freeboard. Such ships, i.e. ship and berth mooring systems, have to deal with significant aerodynamic loads.This paper addresses the theoretical approach of the influence of aerodynamic loads on a mooring system for ship and investigates whether windscreens can reduce aerodynamic loads on ships in ports.

First published online: 27 Oct 2010

Keyword : aerodynamic loads, ship mooring schemes, open seaport, mooring ropes, bollards, windscreen

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Paulauskas, V., Paulauskas, D., & Wijffels, J. (2009). Ship safety in open ports. Transport, 24(2), 113-120.
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Jun 30, 2009
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