MANEUVERABILITY OF PURE CAR CARRIERS — WIND EFFECTS
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The PCCs, standing for the Pure Car Carriers, or Car ferries, are commonly characterized as special ships form with relatively high freeboard that have a very large area of the hull plus superstructure projecting above the water level in comparison to the area of the "underwater" hull.
Therefore, the wind has great influence on the ship hull, and the wave from the bow has also much impact on the large flare of the bow. In addition, incidents of dragging anchor due to strong winds also take place while anchoring such vessels.
We do recommend to watch this video to have better understanding of the maneuverability of the car carriers, their behavior at sea, naval architecture issues involved and precautions to be taken for the safe and efficient operation of those vessels. You may also wish to have a look in this video addressing the maneuverability of the very large ships.
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