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Manoeuvring Feasibility Study: Berthing and unberthing Canada Place - Centerm Expansion

  Location : Port of Vancouver  
  Year : 2016  
  Client : Port Metro Vancouverís Centerm Expansion Project  
  Vessel Type : Ultra-Large and Panamax Cruise Vessels  
  Centerm expansion project team have requested the services of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) to assess the navigational impact that an extension of the West Northwest corner of Centerm dock might have of botth Panamax and Ultra-Large cruise vessels berthing and unberthing from the Canada Place East Dock.

The study was conducted on MSRC's Class "A", DNV approved, Full Mission Simulator. All manoeuvres were conducted by experienced British Columbia Coast Pilots.

MSRC's own database development team modified their high-fidelity 3D geographical area model to include the new dock and the proposed bottom dredging work.

Dynamic water flow predictions, including the vertical height of tide as well as current direction and velocity values (at 9 different horizontal levels of dephts and a 25-metre grid spacing) were used to factor the effect of the new Centerm dock structure on water flow.)


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