Modelling and simulation of ship motions and Vessel Traffic services in relation to safe navigation in narrow waterways

Ince A.

International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics, Duisburg, Germany, 4 - 06 April 2001, pp.409-430 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Duisburg
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-430
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper outlines the design of a Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) for the Turkish Straits and taking this as an example shows how traffic regulations may be developed for safe and efficient navigation of vessels through waterways which are narrow, winding with changing currents and are therefore difficult to navigate and prone to accidents. Ship handling and Vessel Traffic Flow simulation models are described and the simulation trials conducted under different traffic and environment condition are discussed to show the role that these navigation and simulation programmes can play in preventing marine casualities in different waterways.