Manoeuvres in Ice of CCGS Henry Larsen Performed During the 1997 Voyage to Voisey's Bay

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Series titleTechnical Report
SubjectHenry Larsen; Voisey's Bay; manoeuvres in ice
AbstractIn March 1997, the Canadian Coast Guard invited the Institute for Marine Dynamic to participate in a probe of the area around Voisey's Bay, Labrador. The ship to be used for the study was the CCGS Henry Larsen. The purpose of the probe was to provide data relevant to the Environmental Impact Study, required for the development of the mining operations in the area. IMD had two roles in the project. One was to provide measurements of ice thickness, temperature profiles and salinity. The other was to provide data on the performance of the ship during manoeuvres in open water and ice. Another important function for IMD was to observe and understand the captain's decisions for navigating through various ice formations. IMD was pleased to be invited to participate in this probe, since we have recently begun a major research project related to ship manoeuvring in ice, and this trip provided very valuable full scale data, essential for the validation of the analytical models of ship performance.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5733
NPARC number8895837
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Record identifiercd58bc40-7668-4455-997c-0acaf5b02596
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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