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On the safe pilotage of ship's with propulsion that can azimuth for steering


Woodward, MD and Landamore, MJ and Rees, G and Allen, N and De Graauw, A and Mejer, AF and Hutchins, JE and Irvine, M and Short, S and Trodden, D and Labrosse, M and Gargiulo, R, On the safe pilotage of ship's with propulsion that can azimuth for steering, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 157, (A1) Article 282. ISSN 1740-2700 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2015.a1.282


From the thrusters on smaller, but numerous, harbour support vessels through to the pod-drives on cruise ships and ocean going liners, azimuth control has rapidly established itself in the maritime industry. From the design of the ship, to the training of personnel and the development of operational procedures, the industry has risen to meet the demand. However, this rapid evolution has not allowed sufficient time for the propagation of knowledge throughout the different disciplines. On a day-to-day basis, maritime pilots must deal with such ships, coping as they do, with an as yet unstandardized environment. This paper presents the findings of an EU project (AZTPILOT) considering accidents and incidents and concerning the training and operational practice of ships equipped with Azimuth Control Devices (ACD's).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Woodward, MD (Associate Professor Michael Woodward)
ID Code:114050
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Governance Office
Deposited On:2017-02-02
Last Modified:2017-02-02

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