Corpus ID: 107079301

HYDRODYNAMIC AND PROPULSION DESIGN CONCEPTS OF TUNA PURSE SEINERS

@inproceedings{Dirks1992HYDRODYNAMICAP,
  title={HYDRODYNAMIC AND PROPULSION DESIGN CONCEPTS OF TUNA PURSE SEINERS},
  author={D. Dirks and G. Hetherington},
  year={1992}
}
To be competitive in the canned tuna industry of today, tuna purse seiners fishing in the distant waters of the world's oceans must be larger and faster. At the same time, they must have lower fuel consumption with reduced main propulsion engine maintenance costs. These conflicting goals create a tough design problem for the naval architect designing tuna seiners. This paper discusses how a Shipyard discovered solutions to this problem throughout the design program for its new Super Pacific… Expand