An Investigation of the Absolute Lighter Motions Involved in the Container Offloading and Transfer System (COTS) Trials.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Ship motion and wave measurements were conducted for various lighters participating in Container Offloading and Transfer System COTS trials off Coronado Island, San Diego. Their purpose was to evaluate the effects of waves and lighter motions on the offloading and loading procedures. Motions of a warping tug causeway system, an LCM 8 and a LCU 1652 were measured while they were alongside a bumper system connected to an elevated causeway. All lighter motions were seen to be very small due to low seas predominant at the time of the trials. Author
- Marine Engineering