KSRC simulates pilotage of largest cruise liner at St. Petersburg Passenger Port
Lately, Krylov State Research Center (KSRC) has completed a number of activities regarding mathematical simulation of pier approach and mooring of ships in harbours of various ports. KSRC says these mathematical simulation results are used to determine the limiting metocean conditions in which a ship can safely approach the pier and get moored. Also, KSRC experts develop the recommendations on the tug support required for this operation.
Among the recent KSRC activities, those noteworthy are Possibility study of cruise liner moorings to Far Lines Pier in the Port of Murmansk, Pre-design activities on positioning and mooring cruise liners to Piers 4, 5 and 8p in the Port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Mathematical simulation of towing the truss of the Kerch Strait Bridge to its installation site, Passage simulation for design ships approved for navigation at the approaches and in the harbours of the Big Port of St. Petersburg and the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg, etc.
Thus, for example, the studies and recommendations of the KSRC experts provided for successful positioning of ships at the Far Lines Pier of Rosmorport (Murmansk branch) after its renovation, as well as the first-ever passage and positioning of the world-largest cruise liner, MSC Fantasia (333 m long) at the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg. This liner had her first call to the Port of St. Petersburg early in May, and so far, it is the largest-ever ship to have visited it. In total, throughout the navigation of 2017, MSC Fantasia will have 11 calls to the Port of St. Petersburg.