D. G. Mellor

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This paper is divided into two parts. Part I attempts to provide, in a general way, the operating atmosphere that exists on many a ship’s bridge when maneuvering in traffic with some of the inherent problems and stresses that continue to prevail, even with the best equipment and training. Part II presents a proposed solution to these problems. Hopefully it will provide masters and watch officers with increased assurance that coordinated maneuvering with other vessels is possible. Using the Collision Avoidance Grid (CAG) System, in conjunction with radar and VHF radiotelephony, collision avoidance and positive control over the situation could be a rapidly achieved goal with little or no further training and no additional hardware.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 23, Number 2
Pages: 157 - 163
Cite this article: Mellor, D. G., "COORDINATED VESSEL MANEUVERING USING A COLLISION AVOIDANCE GRID (CAG) SYSTEM", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer 1976, pp. 157-163.
Full Paper: ION Members/Non-Members: 1 Download Credit
Sign In