Manoeuvring standards
© IMO
General information
In 1993, IMO resolution A751(18) was accepted. In this resolution, draft manoeuvring criteria concerning the yaw checking and course keeping ability and the turning ability were posed. In 2002, these interim standards were superseded by IMO Resolution MSC.137(76). Since the initial proposal of the manoeuvring criteria, new ship designs are designed with increasing focus on improved manoeuvrability.
IMO also provides guidelines about provision and display of manoeuvring information on board ships in IMO Resolution A.601(15). In this document, guidelines regarding wheelhouse posters, pilot cards and manoeuvring booklets is given. Finally, design criteria are given in IMO resolution A.749(18) relating to the maximum allowable angle of heel during manoeuvres.

Separately from the IMO work, the NATO has drafted guidance regarding mission oriented manoeuvring requirements for naval surface ships. These guidelines are found in NATO ANEP-70.

Services & Activities
MARIN has the perfect facilities and experience to verify compliance of ships with manoeuvring requirements posed by either owners, local governments, classification societies, the IMO or the NATO. The manoeuvring capability of a ship can be predicted by simulations, model tests or using our simulators and it can be measured on full scale.

We also participate in development and evaluation of the manoeuvring criteria.

Facilities & Tools
Manoeuvring criteria assessment studies are carried out in the following MARIN facilities:

The following tools are used to study manoeuvring criteria issues:

Software Sales
Some software tools are available for commercial use outside MARIN. A complete overview of these software tools for sale can be found under Software Sales.

Experience
In almost all our projects regarding ship manoeuvring, dedicated attention is paid to compliance with manoeuvring requirements. Furthermore, we have closely cooperated with governmental and international organisations regarding the evaluation of manoeuvring criteria.

Most recent manoeuvring criteria papers presented by MARIN
(complete overview of papers can be found under Publications)

A real-time simulation technique for ship-ship and ship-port interactions
J.A. Pinkster & Karan Bhawsinka, The 28th international Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB 2013), 2013

Prediction and verification of the maneuverability of naval surface ships
Quadvlieg, F.H.H.A., Armaoğlu, E., Eggers, R., and Coevorden, P. van, SNAME Annual Meeting and Ship Production Symposium, Seattle/Bellevue, WA, 2010

On the manoeuvrability of naval surface ships with respect to a new STANAG
Armaoğlu, E., Eggers, R., Quadvlieg, F.H.H.A. and Coevorden, P. van, RINA warships, 2010

Measuring success
MARIN Report, 2009

Oasis of the Seas
Giedo Loeff, Jaap van Heerd & Reint Dallinga, MARIN report, 2009

Most recent manoeuvring criteria articles written for MARIN Report
(complete overview of articles can be found under Publications)

A real-time simulation technique for ship-ship and ship-port interactions
J.A. Pinkster & Karan Bhawsinka, The 28th international Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB 2013), 2013

Prediction and verification of the maneuverability of naval surface ships
Quadvlieg, F.H.H.A., Armaoğlu, E., Eggers, R., and Coevorden, P. van, SNAME Annual Meeting and Ship Production Symposium, Seattle/Bellevue, WA, 2010

On the manoeuvrability of naval surface ships with respect to a new STANAG
Armaoğlu, E., Eggers, R., Quadvlieg, F.H.H.A. and Coevorden, P. van, RINA warships, 2010

Measuring success
MARIN Report, 2009

Oasis of the Seas
Giedo Loeff, Jaap van Heerd & Reint Dallinga, MARIN report, 2009

Contact
For more information on how MARIN can help your organisation with manoeuvring criteria, please contact the ship manoeuvring knowledgs group at manoeuvring@marin.nl

More information about the IMO can be found at www.imo.org and about the NATO at www.nato.int.

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