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

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael Woodward, Melanie Landamore, Dr David Trodden


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© 2015: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. 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).

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Author(s): Woodward MD, Landamore MJ, Rees G, Allen N, De Graauw A, Mejer AF, Hutchins JE, Irvine M, Short S, Trodden D, Labrosse M, Gargiulo R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering

Year: 2015

Volume: 157

Pages: A1-A8

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 1479-8751

ISSN (electronic): 1740-0716

Publisher: Royal Institution of Naval Architects


DOI: 10.3940/


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