Application of a decision support tool for the collision avoidance of a container vessel

Mizythras, Panagiotis and Boulougouris, Evangelos and Theotokatos, Gerasimos; (2019) Application of a decision support tool for the collision avoidance of a container vessel. In: Proceedings Of the 29th (2019) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference. Proceedings of Annual International Ocean (Offshore) and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) . International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, USA. ISBN 9781880653852

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    Abstract

    In this paper, a decision support tool for collision avoidance is presented. The collision probability of the investigated container vessel is estimated using a 3-step approach. In this methodology, the manoeuvrability and the propulsion system performance of the own vessel is taken into account, increasing the accuracy of the collision risk probability. The results of the validation process are presented and the collision risk probability at various near miss counter scenarios is evaluated. Moreover, the methodology presented herein, allows the holistic assessment of the impact that actions in accordance to the IMO COLREGs or violating them have. They are all included in the selection of the optimum control options to minimize the risk of a collision as sea.