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Author Pietrzykowski, Zbigniew
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin, 1 Institute of Maritime Technologies, 1–2 Wały Chrobrego St., 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail z.pietrzykowski@am.szczecin.pl
Author Magaj, Janusz
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin, 1 Institute of Maritime Technologies, 1–2 Wały Chrobrego St., 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail j.magaj@am.szczecin.pl
Author Wielgosz, Mirosław
Affiliation Institute of Navigation 1–2 Wały Chrobrego St., 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail m.wielgosz@am.szczecin.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI http://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2477
Abstract Port approaches are high-traffic areas with limited manoeuvring space. Navigation in such areas requires the analysis of large amounts of information, which can impede decision processes. One solution may be the development of decision support systems dedicated to these areas. This paper presents an attempt to build a navigation decision support system operable in the approach area leading to the port of Świnoujście (Poland), with ship domain implemented as a safety criterion. Assumptions for a decision support system to be used by sea-going vessels in port approach areas are formulated and discussed. Specific features of these areas, such as traffic density, bathymetry, available manoeuvring space and legal limitations are taken into account. The source and scope of information available to the ship have been analysed. The scope of decision support has been defined. A ship domain has been proposed as a safety criterion. Approach areas leading to the port of Świnoujście have been investigated on the basis of real Automatic Identification System (AIS) data. Vessel movement processes in the chosen area were analysed. Ship domains in various parts of the area were determined. The first results concerning criteria for navigational safety assessment are presented. The conducted studies showed significant differences in the size of domains. A case study was performed on a decision support system operable in the approach area leading to Świnoujście.
Pages 75–83
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords navigation
Keywords safety
Keywords decision support
Keywords collision avoidance
Keywords ship domain
Keywords traffic monitoring
Keywords approach area
Title Navigation decision support for sea-going ships in port approach areas
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 6
Tables 4
DOI 10.17402/288
Published 2018-06-27
Accepted 2018-06-11
Recieved 2017-10-24

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