Accession Number : AD0650543

Title :   THE HANDLING OF LIVE SUPER SHIPS THROUGH GAILLARD CUT OF THE PANAMA CANAL,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C HYDROMECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Moody,C. G.

Report Date : OCT 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The performance of a typical, large, bulk-cargo ship in the confined water of a narrow channel was investigated in a series of model tests, with the objective of determining the best means of handling such vessels in Gaillard Cut of the Panama Canal. It is concluded from the results of the investigation that a deeply laden ship of the type considered does not have sufficient directional stability or rudder control to safely transit the narrow reaches of Gaillard Cut without tugboat assistance. It is also concluded that a tugboat astern of the ship is more effective than a tugboat ahead of the ship for providing the requisite assistance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO SHIPS, HANDLING), (*INLAND WATERWAYS, CARGO SHIPS), PANAMA, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MANEUVERABILITY, STABILITY, TUGBOATS, STEERING

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE