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For MARIN Academy we are looking for a student for the following MSc internship/assignment:
The effectivity of Emergency Towing Vessels (ETV)

The Dutch government is planning to build a large number of wind farms on the North Sea. The construction of these wind farms and the expected growth in ship movements will further intensify the traffic density on the North Sea. Recent research has shown that the probability that a drifting vessel might enter a wind farm and collide with a wind mill will increase dramatically. One of the measures to mitigate the consequences of drifting vessels is the stationing of one or more Emergency Towing Vessels (ETV) on the North Sea. However, there is a lot of discussion about the effectivity of such an ETV.
The objective of the internship is to develop a tool or a methodology to determine the effectiveness of an ETV. The method should be able to compute the number of accidents (collision with a wind mill, platform or grounding) that can be prevented by an ETV. In the method it should be possible to optimise the number of ETV’s, the location where they are stationed, the bollard pull and the free sailing speed.
The internship can include the following subjects:

  • A prediction model for drifting vessels;
  • Voyage simulation of the ETV;
  • Strategies to assist the drifting vessel.

The internship is for the duration of 6-12 months. The start date and length of the internship can be determined in consultation with the supervisors.
We are looking for a motivated independent student, who is eager to learn and who is fascinated by safety issues in combination with ship hydrodynamics. You have an interest in the physics and mathematics behind this type of problems. More specifically, we are looking for a Master student in Naval Architecture or Civil Engineering
Department and supervisor
During the internship you will be connected with the department Maritime Operations of MARIN. The supervisors for this internship, Yvonne Koldenhof and Jos van Doorn, are working in the Department Maritime Operations.
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