International Symposium Technics and Technology in Fishing Vessels, Ancona, Italy, May 2003
motion induced fatique; motion sickness
It is a known fact that vessel motions affect the performance of a fishing vessel in an adverse manner. It could cause fishing to halt, endanger the safety of the vessel and deteriorate the well-being and performance of the crew on board. The effect on the crew can manifest itself in many ways: motion sickness, losing one's balance, reduced capacity to lift objects, etc. This paper particularly focuses on the effects of the vessel motions on the crew. It briefly reviews the current methods developed in the literature to model these effects. It then describes the experience gained in implementing some of these methods into the preliminary ship design at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Some of the results obtained in this study are presented here. This includes a safe cruising speed and the highest operational sea state from the crew safety point of view, and the effects of implementing these methods on the overall outcome of the ship design process.
International Symposium Technics and Technology in Fishing Vessels 2003 [Proceedings].