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Depth Optimization of Designed New Ferry Berth
1 Maritime University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
ABSTRACT: Increasing sea ferries traffic on Baltic Sea has in the recent years motivated the design of larger ferries. Currently the lengths of the most ferries, which call at port of ?winouj?cie, do not exceed the limit of 170 meters. The new projected ferry berth will be adopted for ferries with LOA equal 220 and even 230 meters. It is obvious that propeller of that sea ferries will produce a propeller stream with greater velocity and initial diameter as well, particularly that they will maneuver without any tugs. That water jet can much easier cause bottom erosion especially at mooring berth. This article is a presentation of depth optimization process at berth No 1 of Sea Ferries Terminal (SFT) in port of ?winouj?cie.
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Citation note:
Gucma S., Jankowski S.: Depth Optimization of Designed New Ferry Berth. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 407-411, 2007

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