Tug behaviour in waves

AuthorsBas Buchner
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 85
Date1 Apr 2005
Reading time6 minutes

With the uptime levels of new offshore terminals now expected to be nearly 100%, there has been plenty of research into dedicated mooring and offloading systems in waves and swell. But what has been underestimated, is that the operation of assisting tugs can limit the uptime of the terminal significantly. MARIN has been examining the role of tug operations.


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Bas Buchner


stability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringmeasurements and controldata sciencerenewablesoil and gasinfrastructuremarine systemslife at seamodel testingmooring and offloadingoffshore engineering