Ship Domain in Various Visibility Conditions in Restricted Waters

Zbigniew Pietrzykowski 1, Marek Siemianowicz 2, Mirosław Wielgosz 3

1Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

2Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

3Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

DOI: 10.1515/aon-2018-0003


Ship domain is one of navigational safety assessment criteria. Its shape and size depend on many factors, including visibility. This article examines the influence of visibility on the shape and dimensions of ship domain in restricted waters. The research was conducted using a simulator of the ECDIS system with the participation of experts’ navigators. The domains of ships in good and restricted visibility have been compared.


navigational safety, restricted area, ship domain, visibility conditions.


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