Simulation Manoeuvres

Ship Manoeuvring Simulation for Bulk Dock attached to the East Breakwater of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port

Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)
Client: Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port Authority

Project Objectives:

  • Analyze and evaluate the design of the new infrastructure regarding the accessibility of the proposed facility.
  • Verify eventual  interferences between the new facility and the second phase of the new containers dock

The vessel’s reference models have been:

  • A Post-Panamax container vessel (300 m length)
  • A Panamax Bulkcarrier (60.000 TPM)

Tools and Methodology

A Real-time Ship Bridge Simulator (MERMAID 500 model developed by MARIN-MSCN ,The Netherlands) was used. This tool is property of Siport21 and located in Madrid. This is the only privately-owned simulator of this kind in Spain.

The analysis was carried out following the methodology described by PIANC (International Navigation Association as well as in Spanish Port Authority Recommendation ROM 3.1-99 “Maritime Recommendations for the Design of Port Access and Manoeuvring Areas”

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