The mooring of ships to harbors, terminals and offshore structures is a common and essential procedure in most seafaring operations. Inadequate mooring can result in significant structural damage to the berthing vessel and moorings. Most mooring operations are still performed in the same manner as they were decades ago; they are dependent on heuristics, or in other words, the captain or mooring master’s experience. Unfortunately, the effects of global warming and climate change are altering the hydrodynamics of the sea, making manual mooring operations a very risky venture. However, MapleSim, the advanced system-level modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft, and Maple, Maplesoft’s powerful computation tool, can be used to design a mechanism to control and automate a mooring system between two ships at sea.
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