@article{Montewka_Goerlandt_Kujala_2011_2, author = {Montewka, Jakub and Goerlandt, Floris and Kujala, Pentti}, title = {A New Definition of a Collision Zone For a Geometrical Model For Ship-Ship Collision Probability Estimation}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {5}, number = {4}, pages = {497-504}, year = {2011}, url = {./Article_A_New_Definition_of_a_Collision_Zone_For_a_Geometrical_Model_For_Ship-Ship_Collision_Probability_Estimation_Montewka,20,321.html}, abstract = {In this paper, a study on a newly developed geometrical model for ship-ship collisions probabil-ity estimation is conducted. Most of the models that are used for ship-ship collision consider a collision be-tween two ships a physical contact between them. The model discussed in this paper defines the collision cri-terion in a novel way. A critical distance between two meeting ships at which such meeting situation can be considered a collision is calculated with the use of a ship motion model. This critical distance is named the minimum distance to collision (MDTC). Numerous factors affect the MDTC value: a ship type, an angle of intersection of ships? courses, a relative bearing between encountering ships and a maneuvering pattern. They are discussed in the paper.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Anti-Collision, Probability Estimation, Ship-Ship Collision Probability, Ship-Ship Collision, Collision Zone, Geometrical Model, Minimum Distance to Collision (MDTC), Collision Zone} }