Analysis of the grounding avoidance behavior of a ro-pax ship in the gulf of finland using big data

Mingyang Zhang (Corresponding author), Jakub Montewka, Teemu Manderbacka, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris

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Abstract

Waterway traffic complexity is one of the main reasons behind grounding accidents. It can be estimated qualitatively through expert judgment or quantitatively through the analysis of traffic data. In this paper we introduce a big data analytics methodology for the analysis of grounding avoidance behavior of selected Ro-Pax ships. To demonstrate the applicability of the method, detailed traffic data obtained from Automatic Identification System (AIS) are combined with the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) for three year period of operations in the Gulf of Finland. The grounding avoidance behavior of a RoPax passenger ship operating in shallow waters is idealized under various traffic patterns that link to side or forward grounding scenarios. The results demonstrate improved understanding of grounding avoidance behaviors in real operation that may in turn lead to better evaluation of waterway complexity indices and critical operational scenarios not currently accounted for by existing accident databases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers ISOPE
Pages3558-3567
Number of pages10
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)Analysis of the grounding avoidance
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 Oct 202016 Oct 2020

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2020-October
ISSN1098-6189

Conference

Conference30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/10/2016/10/20

Keywords

  • Big data analytics; RoPax ships; Gulf of Finland
  • Grounding
  • Ship Safety

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