Navigation Simulation Services Jetty Extension

Navigation SimulationStudy To Investigate a Proposed Lateral Jetty Extension

As part of a joint engineering design and maritime proving project, a navigation simulation study was used to establish maritime safety risk for vessels berthed on – and vessel traffic passing – the conceptual jetty extension in the port of Lagos.

PROJECT SUMMARY
Project start: Mar 2017
Project completion: Jun 2017
Sectors: Maritime, Infrastructure
Project location:Creek Road Terminal, Lagos, Nigeria

As part of a joint engineering design and maritime proving project, a navigation simulation study was used to establish maritime safety risk for vessels berthed on – and vessel traffic passing – the conceptual jetty extension in the port of Lagos.

CARES Maritime Division was commissioned:

  • To examine and provide simulation evidence whether a 33m jetty extension into the Badagry Channel will impact on channel access, maritime safety risk and safe navigation for berthed and passing vessels.
  • Assessment criteria included: Ship-to-ship and ship-to-bank interaction (longitudinal and lateral force levels); aspects of general channel navigation; ‘enabling activities’; and a review of Aids to Navigation.
SERVICES PROVIDED:
  • Provide: A Full Mission Bridge Simulator capability.
  • Create: A bespoke navigationally accurate and up to date electronic chart of the port of Lagos including an electronic ‘patch’ of the jetty extension.
  • Design and Plan: A Scheme of Work to meet the project aim and objectives and design/outline the conduct of the simulation.
  • Provide: Evidence-based proof of operational (e.g. minimum and optimum passing distances) limitations for safe navigation and maritime safety risk for the berthed and channel transit/passing traffic.
  • Highlight: Key port management ‘enabling activities’ (e.g. corporate port policy, tug support and ‘weather envelops’) that are required to achieve safe passing distances.
  • Provide: A fully comprehensive final written report (including 2D video ship-handling and interaction recordings) to highlight: the project observations, outcomes; recommendations; and where appropriate offer potential ‘next step’ considerations.
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