Accession Number : ADA189777

Title :   Safe Havens for Avoidance of Dangerous Weather and Sea State in the Mediterranean, Ashdod Port.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 85-Apr 86,

Corporate Author : COASTAL AND MARINE ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST HAIFA (ISRAEL)

Personal Author(s) : Stiassnie, Michael

PDF Url : ADA189777

Report Date : Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The port of Ashdod is located approximately 25 miles south of Tel Aviv, at the mouth of Wadi Lakhis, on the southern side of Israeli Mediterranean coast. The port is protected by breakwaters of 2200m and 900m to the southwest and north respectively. The port presently has 950 berths. The important environmental parameters are wind, visibility, waves, tides and currents. Climatologies of each are provided. Tactics for five categories of Navy vessels ranging from motor boats to aircraft carriers are recommended for various weather scenarios to obtain safe havens and leave/stay decisions for Ashdod Port are presented.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN TIDES, *WEATHER, *PORTS(FACILITIES), *BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, BOATS, BREAKWATERS, CLIMATOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, SCENARIOS, SEA STATES, SOUTH(DIRECTION), VISIBILITY, WIND, OCEAN WAVES, NAVAL VESSELS, SMALL SHIPS, ISRAEL, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, HARBORS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE