The company Siport21 has presented at the 16thSpanish Coastal and Port Engineering Conference, an applied methodology based on massive simulations for the dimensioning of navigation channels, risk assessment, and maritime accidents analysis. This methodology has been used to analyze the access of a largervessel at the Port of Buenaventura (Colombia) or in the Port of Batangas (Philippines), among others.
This type of analysis provides objective and reliable data and facilitates decision making in preliminary layoutdesignrelated to the access of new vesselsand modifications in the navigation channel. Moreover, dredging works can be identified precisely (volume and cost).
Furthermore, from these studies the risks of a navigational channelcan be determined, in qualitative terms, define the collision or stranding probabilityby drifting ships either due to a blackout or enginefailure in navigation or due to drift from the berthdue to broken ropes.
Other applications of massive simulations are the study of alternative scenarios, determination of causes of accidents, or effectiveness ofactions to avoid accidents.
This methodology combines the current capacity and computing power with simulation software. This tandem automatically generates thousands of manoeuvring scenarios for preliminary assessment of the ship manoeuvring, being able to determine the vessels, cargo conditions, navigation areas, and critical access conditions or limitations. In a later analysis, the most relevant conditions are selected fordetailed studies with Real-Time Ship Manoeuvring Simulator.
More than 20 years’ experience, Siport21 is a maritime and port engineering consultancy company focused on ship manoeuvring and ship behaviour. Their facilities include a Real-Time Ship Manoeuvre Simulation Center approved by DNV as the only Maritime Training Provider in Spain.
Until now, they have carried out more than 1.300 projects in 53 countries. Also, they have trained 1.700 seafarers from international shipping companies intheir Simulation Center.
From their innovation business line, they have developed several software packages related to Safeport© concept and they are involved in the design of new products and services according to Industry 4.0.