In the aftermath of the grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the ensuing oil spill in Prince William Sound, there has been considerable interest in resources available for pilot and deck officer training in such environmentally sensitive areas.
In response to requests from TV and other news media, a coraputer- generated visual simulation of a large tanker in the waters of Prince William Sound was demonstrated at the MarineSafety International (MSI) Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
Viewers stood on the realistically replicated bridge of a super tanker and peered out its windows to see snow-covered mountains and the ship's huge foredeck. The fully laden "vessel" was taken through the Valdez Narrows into the southbound traffic lane. Past Rocky Point on the left, the "Captain" pointed out Busby Island. The visual simulation was switched to nighttime and a white light atop the island could be seen flashing. Turning to the radar, the captain pointed out Bligh Island and the less distinct Reef Island next to it. Satisfying the curiosity of the group, the captain crossed the traffic lanes and edged the ship near the buoy with the flashing red light marking the outer edge of Bligh Reef. In real life, Bligh Reef was where the Exxon Valdez had run aground.
Realism is an important ingredient of maritime training and research.
Under a privatization agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration, MarineSafety International operates the CAORF on the grounds of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The CAORF shiphandling simulator is used to support maritime research and training.
Any body of water and ship type can be simulated and environ- mental conditions can be controlled.
In addition to engineering studies for harbor and waterway improvements, MSI conducts training courses for shipping companies and harbor pilots. A five-day course covering collision avoidance and PWSValdez piloting is offered by MSI.
MarineSafety, a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, also provides shiphandling training for the U.S. Navy at its Newport, R.I., facility.
For free literature detailing the shiphandling training offered by MSI, Circle 93 on Reader Service Card
by the natural bacteria in seawater. Dr. Heller said he believed the method to be capable of mopping up an oil spill the size created at Prince William Sound in three days for about $ 75 million, about 5 percent of the cleanup cost paid for cleanup in Alaska
PRTs are deployed in Circle 302 on Reader Service Card Alyeska's Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS), serving as tanker escorts in Prince William Sound. The mission of Alyeska/SERVS is to prevent oil spills by assisting tankers in safe navigation through Prince William Sound, and to protect
the U.S. Constructed under contract for JBF Scientific Company, Inc., the 600-ton, 123- foot-long, 31-foot-wide vessel is destined for duty in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Valdez Star and smaller ships designed and built by JBF Scientific effectively recover floating oil, relying on a concept
Westport, Wash., fiberglass vessel builder installed in 1985. Following trials in April, TravAlaska will put the new boat into service on Prince William Sound. The firm maintains an operating base in Anchorage, and now has offices in all major Alaskan cities. The first vessel to be owned by the Seattle
of Alaska to link Sitka to Juneau with fast modern boats, capable of a comfortable one-day round trip, and improve service to communities in Prince William Sound. The first vessel is scheduled to enter service between Juno and Sitka at the beginning of 2004, while the second vessel should follow a
to be delivered this month. The PRT trio will join Alyeska's Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS), serving as tanker escorts in Prince William Sound. During its sea trials, Attentive generated a bollard pull of 305,000-lbs. and running speed of 17 knots. Equipped for firefighting, emergency
to link Sitka to Juneau with fast modern boats, capable of an expedient one-day round trip, thus improving service to communities in Prince William Sound. The first of the two-part vessel series will go into service in 2004 — the second vessel will follow one year later. It was also made known
Prevention and Rescue Response Tugs (PRT's) under contract with the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for use in both Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska. The general purpose PRT's are powered by twin Caterpillar 3612B engines generating the combined 10,192-hp driving two Kamewa Aquamaster az
the resulting oil spill caused the Coast Guard to reevaluate the existing regulations governing the movement of tanker traffic on Prince William Sound. Soon after the spill, pilots were required to escort the tankers past Valdez Arm and into the open waters of Prince William Sound. These expanded
session, scientists, seafood marketers and environmental experts will examine several aspects of the disaster, including the future of Prince William Sound and how to prevent future spills. Other seminars include targeting by catch and a look at limited entry in groundfisheries. Because of the
of emphasis: pre-command shiphandling, bridge team management, watchkeeping, shiphandling for pilots, harbor piloting and docking. "Valdez and Prince William Sound," U.S. Coast Guard accredited course for geographic familiarization and VLCC shiphandling. Five-day course includes USCG radar endorsement
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