Simulations of the towing of FPSO P-76

Oceânica has recently finished a series of real-time simulations of the towing of FPSO P-76 from Inhauma Shipyard, in Rio de Janeiro, to the main channel of Guanabara Bay, including the passage of the vessel under the Rio-Niterói bridge. This operation presents particular challenges, due to the shallow depths around Inhauma Shipyard, the large size of the vessel being towed and the proximity of obstacles such as the Rio-Niterói bridge and other vessels moored in Guanabara Bay. Nevertheless, the simulations have shown that the intended operation can be carried out safely, as long as adequate environmental force limits are not exceeded.

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