wind velocities and mooring line loads
The 3-D wind field approaching the vessel was measured by means of a lidar scanner located on a building on the SW end of the terminal. The scanner measured the wind velocities in the line of sight during sweeps over a horizontal sector at 3 elevations with a range of 2 km. From these radial wind speeds, the wind vectors in the measured volume are reconstructed.
In close co-operation with terminal operator ECT, vessel operator MSC and linesmen KRVE, the mooring lines of MSC CHLOE were instrumented with load cells and four ShoreTension systems were deployed. The vessel motions were measured by means of two dedicated cameras located on the quayside. All signals were recorded simultaneously.