Universal Simulation Method for Determining the Maneuverability of Ferry Based on the Example of Ystad Port

Lucjan Gucma 1, Rafał Gralak 2, Bartosz Muczyński 3, Marcin Przywarty 4

1Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

2Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

3Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

DOI: DOI: 10.1515/aon-2018-0004


The paper describes a universal simulation method used by the authors to determine the conditions of safe operation of sea ferries, in terms of marine traffic engineering.
The assumptions, simulation experiment and results are described on the example
of the m/f Mazovia manoeuvring in the Port of Ystad. Carried out and described in the article
simulation study using the present method was aimed to determine the possibility of adapting
the propulsion and steering systems of the ferry including:
 determination of the wind limits in the Port of Ystad in terms of Mazovia ferry
 assessment of the maneuvering safety in a port area and determination of conditions
of safe operation with present propulsion and steering systems;
 determination of the possibility of adapting the propulsion and steering systems
to meet the requirements of the shipowner for the economically efficient and safe
operation of the ferry.


Maneuverability, maneuvering safety, traffic engineering, ferry, simulation.


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