Shallow water generates innovative propulsorsTaken from: Passenger Ship Technology Summer 2012
There are many routes where ships have to be designed for shallow water operation, including one in the Baltic Sea between Gedser, Denmark and Rostock, Germany. This requires a special ferry design to take into account the shallow waters encountered on much of the route, along with strong cross-currents at the harbour entrance.
New Baltic ferry Berlin needs to be able to accelerate up to 9 knots astern within two to three ship lengths to clear Gedser harbour, with enough speed to overcome the c....Please login to read the rest of this story
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