An Investigation of the Relative and Absolute Ship Motions of Ships Involved in the 'Offshore Discharge of Containerships' (OSDOC II) Sea Trials.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Full scale ship trials were conducted one mile off the coast at Fort Story, Virginia, to both evaluate and determine the feasibility of equipment, procedures and systems for the offshore discharge of containerships including the movement of containers to the shore and across the beach. This exercise was a joint Army-Navy operation. Motions of the containership, unloading vessels, and lighterage were measured. In addition, relative motions between the ships were measured. A Datawell Waverider buoy was used to measure wave height. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies