Phil Crannell

PORTS & MARITIME GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Ports & Maritime Projects

South America & Caribbean

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Crown Bay Planning and Design

CROWN BAY CRUISE SHIP PIER EXPANSION AND MULTI-USE COMMERCIAL CENTER
VIRGIN ISLAND PORT AUTHORITY

CHALLENGING NAVIGATIONAL ISSUES; UTILIZED THE STAR CENTER TO PERFORM SHIP SIMULATIONS
UPLANDS DEVELOPMENT CREATED A CRUISE FACILITY PASSENGERS ENJOY BEFORE AND AFTER EXCURSIONS


The $28 million Crown Bay Cruise Ship Pier Expansion and Multi-Use Commercial Center Project expanded the Virgin Islands Port Authority cruise port facility in St. Thomas, USVI, to accommodate two of the largest class cruise ships at the same time and constructed an adjacent landside mixed-use commercial center of 60,000 square feet on the eight acre site. Gee & Jenson was named as the designer for the project. American Bridge was the successful constructor. This project comes about as a result of ever larger vessels having to anchor offshore and tender passengers in by small vessels. The pier expansion allows simultaneous berthing of two of the largest cruise ships. Navigational safety issues were paramount in the planning and design of the new facility and simulation studies were performed at the STAR Center in Dania, Florida employing a range of ships representative of what major cruise lines deploy to St. Thomas.





WEST INDIAN COMPANY LTD. (WICO) ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Cruise Ship Berthing Improvements

Gee & Jenson has been serving WICO as dock engineers and designers for numerous improvements to the Cruise Ship berth in St. Thomas since 1996. The pier and berth were upgraded and expanded to accommodate more and larger cruise ships in successive phases. Most recently, designed a 200-foot extension of the berthing length of the WICO pier and added an extra breasting dolphin and mooring buoy to accommodate the Freedom class. A ship navigation simulation study of the Freedom was completed at the STAR Center to give confidence to the ship pilots and Royal Caribbean that such a maneuver was safe and possible.






BAHAMAS


CASTAWAY CAY, THE BAHAMAS
Castaway Cay for Disney Cruise Lines

Wharf design and rehabilitation for Disney Cruise Line

Hurricane Floyd (1999) severely damaged the outer end of the berthing peninsular including bulkheads, pavements, and mooring dolphins. Gee & Jenson worked with the contractor, American Bridge, to develop major configuration changes and reinforcements to minimize future storm damage and improve mooring of ships.

Mooring improvements were designed based on the results of detailed mooring analyses that considered mooring of the Disney vessel in both bow-in and bow-out orientations. Realignment of the seaward extension of the bulkhead results in reduced structural exposure extreme wave impact and potential for erosion. Other bulkhead, pavement, drainage and erosion protection measures provided improved hardening for the damaging effects of major hurricanes. In 2004, Hurricane Frances impacted the region, yet the structure received no damage.




PUERTO RICO

Design Proposal

Terminal 3, San Juan, Puerto Rico


CURAÇAO

WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO
Cruise Port and Terminal Concept

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge


Responsible for programming, design criteria, conceptual design, and design development. Project included master planning for new cruise passenger facility capable of supporting Super-Mega Cruise ships carrying up to 3,400 passengers. Facilities planned to be 60,000-70,000 SF including bus and taxi access and passenger gangway design.



GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND

GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Cruise Port Master Plan

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner

Authored feasibility study and master plan for 2 new finger piers. Included navigation and maneuvering studies plus environmental impact assessment and dredging studies. Final design provided berths for 2 Panamax and 2 ultra class cruise ships.


HONDURAS


MAHOGANY BAY, ROATAN, HONDURAS
Cruise Port Master

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Conducted navigational and berthing assessments for proposed dual berth wharfs in a remote sheltered bay adjacent to a Greenfield Roatan Island site. Final product was master development plan for maritime facility capable of simultaneously accommodating one ultra class and one Panamax class cruise ship.







BRAZIL


SANTOS, BRAZIL
Cruise Port Master Plan

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge


Master planning and conceptual design for conversion of out of date Ice Warehouse into new 5,000 sm Home Port cruise terminal. Design included options for cruise terminal to be used as Port of Call terminal. Design also included solutions to include provisions to accommodate vessel logistical needs and a transportation center on the landside of the terminal.Client: Port of Santos Port Authority



MANAUS, BRAZIL

Cruise Port Redevelopment Plan


Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge


Feasibility study relating to adequacy of port's unique floating pier and access trestle to accommodate ultra class cruise ships and their logistical requirements. Landside studies reviewed options to expand passenger terminal and its transportation hub to handle up to 3000 passengers in Port of Call role.


Program manager (in Partnership with Marinas do Brasil Consultoria & Associados) for a 36,600 sm port revitalization program including the restoration of a 16th century historical warehouse built by French settlers during the rubber boom. The warehouse was converted into a 1,500 sm cruise terminal renovated with sustainable materials. A movie theater and an underground pedestrian passageway were part of the project as well the addition of a 1,000 LF of a highly complex floating dock in the Amazon River designed to adapt to a 30 meter water tide during rain season.



COASTAL BRAZIL
General Port Assessment

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner

Evaluated geographically ideal ports to assess ability to accommodate latest generation of ultra mega cruise ships. Assessments included port management structure and control, vessel capacity of berths, adequacy of navigational aids and access channel. Reviews included status of capital improvement programs and potential for upland expansion. Findings presented to cruise industry leaders as data sets to prioritize Brazilian expansion programs.


Ports included:

ISLA BELLA-SAN SEBASTIÁN PIER     ISLA GRANDE- ANGRA     ÍLEOS     SALVADOR     MACEO     BUZIOS   SANTOS     RIO
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