Marine weather information provided for vessels is mainly offered by radio devices such as NAVTEX, Weather Fax., and others. However, the information is too general for large areas, and lacks more detail. So, many seafarers are disinclined to use the information to initiate proper readiness of vessels’ safety, avoiding marine accidents such as grounding, hull and cargo damage, but cannot develop an optimal and economical navigation plan, considering the inadequate level of low precision weather information. The purpose of this paper is to develop a strong wind warning system, based on the digital anemometer installed on the bridge. This study analyzed the data on 10-minutes average wind speed, when the vessel’s grounding accidents happened in Korean ports. Results reveal that the vessel’s strong wind warning algorithm, can estimate the growing of wind speed two-three hours in advance.
2. Correlation analysis of strong winds and grounding accidents
3. Algorithm for wind warning