Analysis of Capability Requirement of Dynamic Positioning System for Cargo Transfer Vessel at Sea

  • Kaiye HuEmail author
  • Yong Ding
  • Hongwei Wang
  • Dapeng Xiong
  • Di Yang


In response to the development of deep-sea oil and gas resources, which require a high degree of cooperation by crude oil transportation equipment, a new type of ship known as the cargo transfer vessel (CTV) has been developed. To provide a theoretical reference for the design and equipment of the CTV’s dynamic positioning system, in this paper, we take the new deepwater CTV as the study object and theoretically and numerically analyze its operation, wind load, current load, wave load, and navigational resistance in a range of Brazilian sea conditions with respect to its positioning and towing modes. We confirm that our proposed method can successfully calculate the total environmental load of the CTV and that the CTV is able to operate normally under the designed sea conditions.


Cargo transfer vessel Wind load Current load Wave load DP capability Oil transfer operation 



This study is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51509046) and Foundation of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology High-tech Ship Scientific Research (Grant No. 2016-26).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaiye Hu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yong Ding
    • 1
  • Hongwei Wang
    • 1
  • Dapeng Xiong
    • 1
  • Di Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Shipbuilding EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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