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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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Ship Domain as a Safety Criterion in a Precautionary Area of Traffic Separation Scheme
1 Maritime University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
ABSTRACT: The ship domain is one of the criteria for navigational safety assessment. It is particularly important in restricted areas with high intensity traffic, where the criteria of closest point of approach (CPA) and time to CPA are difficult to apply. This research continues to examine ship domains in Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS). We have analyzed precautionary areas established within TSSs in connection with changed arrangements of vessel traffic. Besides, we have defined ship domains in a precautionary area of a specific TSS, and compared them to domains of vessels proceeding along traffic lanes.
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Citation note:
Pietrzykowski Z., Magaj J.: Ship Domain as a Safety Criterion in a Precautionary Area of Traffic Separation Scheme. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.11.01.10, pp. 93-98, 2017

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