Remocean Ship Safety is one of the Remocean applications based on its powerful radar data analysis algorithms. The system measures waves and surface currents in real time during navigation. The system allows to predict critical ship motions and provides the captain with valuable information to improve the safety and comfort of navigation and to reduce fuel consumption.
The application provides real-time information (within a radius of up to 3 nautical miles from the radar) relating to:
• State of the sea: the system provides a graphic and textual representation of:
• Significant wave height;
• direction, length and period of the dominant waves;
• Directional spectrum: 2D representation of waves in the frequency domain;
• Wave Motion: space-time reconstruction of the waves.
• Surface current: intensity and direction of the surface current.
The Remocean Ship Safety system was installed on the fleet of Multipurpose Frigates (FREMM) of the Italian Navy. The system is integrated with a structural monitoring system capable of reducing the risk of damage to the hull structure caused by excessive loading and adverse weather conditions. The integrated system provides a reliable measure of the loads on the ship’s structure and the resulting risk levels and is able to take the appropriate countermeasures.
ENHANCED REMOCEAN SHIP SAFETY: FORECAST OF CRITICAL MOTIONS
This application, called Enhanced Remocean Ship Safety, was developed following the IMO document “Commander’s Guide to Avoiding Dangerous Situations in Bad Weather Conditions and Sea Msc.1 / Circ.1228 11 January 2007” which requires regular wave monitoring in order to to take any action necessary to prevent the danger to navigation. This system can be a useful tool to help the Captain in rough sea conditions and poor visibility by providing precise suggestions on the optimal route to increase the safety of people, cargo and ship.
The figure shows the Enhanced Remocean Ship Safety system interface installed on board a cruise ship. The system provides accurate information (on the ship’s speed and course) to reduce critical ship movements in rough seas.
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