Analysis of Ship Traffic Over Subsea Pipeline in the Gdańska Bay Area

Remigiusz Dzikowski 1, Krzysztof Marcjan 2

1Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

2Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

DOI: 10.1515/aon-2017-0015


The paper discusses issues of the impact of traffic density of the vessels on the sea surface
to offshore underwater pipelines. The risk includes vessel foundering, sinking, grounding,
dropping and dragging anchors, trawling fishing gear. The density of merchant, offshore
field support vessels and fishing vessels presented by this paper is base for build risk
model for underwater infrastructures. As an example it has been analyzed ships traffic over
underwater gas pipeline between platform Baltic Beta and Wladyslawowo power plant.


underwater gas pipelines, offshore safety, offshore risk management, offshore industry.


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