An analysis of ship escort and convoy operations in ice conditions

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Goerlandt, Floris Montewka, Jakub Zhang, Weibin Kujala, Pentti 2016-12-16T14:25:57Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Goerlandt , F , Montewka , J , Zhang , W & Kujala , P 2015 , ' An analysis of ship escort and convoy operations in ice conditions ' SAFETY SCIENCE . DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.01.004 en
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dc.description.abstract Winter navigation is a complex but common operation in the Northern Baltic Sea areas. In Finnish waters, the safety of the wintertime maritime transportation system is managed through the Finnish–Swedish winter navigation system. This system results in different operational modes of ship navigation, with vessels either navigating independently or under icebreaker assistance. A recent risk analysis indicates that during icebreaker assistance, convoys operations are among the most hazardous, with convoy collisions the most important risk events. While the accident likelihood per exposure time is rather low, accidents occur almost every winter. Even though these typically lead to less serious consequences, accidents leading to ship loss and oil pollution have occurred and may occur in the future. One aspect of ship convoy navigation in ice conditions is the distance kept between the icebreaker and the ships in the convoy, a form of the well-known ship domain concept. While operational experience naturally is a valuable source of information for decision making about the distance of navigation in convoys, systematic analyses are lacking. The aim of this paper is to investigate selected operational aspects of convoy navigation in ice conditions in the Finnish waters of the Gulf of Finland, based on data of the Automatic Identification System and sea ice hindcast data. Focus is on obtaining qualitative and quantitative knowledge concerning distances between vessels in escort and convoy operations and the respective transit speeds, conditional to ice conditions. Such empirical knowledge can support operational decision making, contributing to wintertime maritime safety. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries SAFETY SCIENCE en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Safety Research en
dc.subject.other Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health en
dc.subject.other Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality en
dc.subject.other 222 Other engineering and technologies en
dc.title An analysis of ship escort and convoy operations in ice conditions en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Applied Mechanics
dc.contributor.department Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
dc.contributor.department University of Washington
dc.subject.keyword Automatic Identification System
dc.subject.keyword Finnish-Swedish winter navigation system
dc.subject.keyword Maritime safety
dc.subject.keyword Ship domain
dc.subject.keyword Winter navigation operations
dc.subject.keyword Safety Research
dc.subject.keyword Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.keyword Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
dc.subject.keyword 222 Other engineering and technologies
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201612165984
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.01.004
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