@article{Yabuki_Takemoto_Yamashita_Saitoh_2012, author = {Yabuki, Hideo and Takemoto, Takahiro and Yamashita, K. and Saitoh, S.}, title = {On the Development of an Anchor Watch Supporting System for Small Merchant Ships}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {6}, number = {3}, pages = {331-335}, year = {2012}, url = {./Article_On_the_Development_of_an_Anchor_Yabuki,23,369.html}, abstract = {This paper describes the results of a study that aimed at developing an effective anchor watch supporting system to prevent dragging anchor accidents of small domestic merchant ships. The authors performed an experimental study using a training ship in order to investigate the characteristics of the hull movement of a ship lying at single anchor, the cable tension caused by the above movement and etc. Based on the results of the study, the authors propose a standard procedure for safe anchor watch and a new anchor watch supporting system using a PC, a DGPS and an anemometer.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Decision Support Tools, Small Merchant Ships, Anchor Watch, Anchor Watch Supporting System, Anchor Watch Procedures, Anemometer, Differential GPS (DGPS), Maritime Safety} }