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A Decision Support Tool for VTS Centers to Detect Grounding Candidates
1 Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
2 Maritime University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
ABSTRACT: AIS (Automatic Identification System) data analysis is used to define ship domain for grounding scenarios. The domain has been divided into two areas as inner and outer domains. Inner domain has clear border, which is based on ship dynamic characteristics. Violation of inner domain makes the grounding accident unavoidable. Outer domain area is defined with AIS data analyzing. Outer domain shows the situation of own ship in compare with other similar ships that previously were in the same situation. The domain can be used as a decision support tool in VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) centers to detect grounding candidate vessels. In the case study presented in this paper, one type of ship, which is tanker, in a waterway to Sk?ldvik in the Gulf of Finland is taken into account.
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Citation note:
Mazaheri A., Goerlandt F., Montewka J., Kujala P.: A Decision Support Tool for VTS Centers to Detect Grounding Candidates. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 337-343, 2012

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