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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
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Weather Hazard Avoidance in Modeling Safety of Motor-Driven Ship for Multicriteria Weather Routing
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: Weather routing methods find the most suitable ocean?s route for a vessel, taking into account changeable weather conditions and navigational constraints. In the multicriteria approach based on the evolutionary SPEA algorithm one is able to consider a few constrained criteria simultaneously. The approach applied for a ship with hybrid propulsions has already been presented by one of the authors on previous TransNav?2009. This time a motor-driven version of the solution is presented. The paper is focused especially on a proposal of ship safety measure, based on restricting the impact of weather hazards on the ship. Besides the weather conditions and navigational restraint the safety of a vessel is one of more important factors to be considered. The new approach towards a safety factor modeling is described and implemented.
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Citation note:
Krata P., Szłapczyńska J.: Weather Hazard Avoidance in Modeling Safety of Motor-Driven Ship for Multicriteria Weather Routing. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 71-78, 2012
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