MSI-Operated CAORF Facility Selected To Assess Operational Impact Of New BC Superferries

—Free Literature Available— The Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y., has been selected by the British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Victoria, B.C., to assist their new construction division in assessing the operational impact of planned new superferries on existing marine facilities.

The Superferries are approximately 100 feet longer than the largest ferries presently operated by the corporation. The superferries will increase vehicle capacities by 40 percent over the largest existing ferries.

The operations and design analysis will include preparing a precision response model of an existing V Class ferry and a new superferry.

Visual, depth, bank, current and radar simulations will be prepared for two terminals and specific waterways.

Experienced B.C. Ferry Masters will pilot the existing and new ferries during a carefully designed and controlled real-time simulator test program. Data collected during the test program will be reduced and analyzed. These findings will be combined with subjective data to produce a final report.

The operations and design study will be completed in approximately six months. It will provide the new construction division with a solid basis for planning and while offering maximum safety and service for the users.

Using the same simulations, training courses will be provided by MarineSafety for BC Ferry Masters just prior to arrival of the new superferries.

MarineSafety is a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, a leading simulator training organization for the aviation industry.

For free literature detailing the simulation services offered by MarineSafety International, Circle 93 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  May 1990

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