Best Endeavours: Inside the World of Marine Salvage

This colorfully illustrated book provides a singular insight into the often hazardous and challenging world of marine salvage. It focuses on the qualities of human beings that make salvage possible and successful. It also addresses the impacts of luck, ingenuity, and lateral thinking on marine salvage. The book contains 31 chapters, as follows: 1. Strange But True, 2. Ships That Go Bang In The Night, 3. Epic Voyages, 4. Typhoons And Other Natural Perils, 5. In Time Of War, 6. Exocets And Other Projectiles, 7. Salvors Under Fire, 8. A Matter Of Courage, 9. The Deep Six, 10. Oil On The Beach, 11. Chemical Cocktails, 12. The Art Of Persuasion, 13. Fire At Sea, 14. Ships That Go Bump In The Night, 15. Flora And Fauna, 16. Big Lifts, 17. An Eye For A Bargain, 18. Close Calls, 19. Back From The Brink, 20. Remote And Difficult Locations, 21. A Matter Of Luck, 22. Spheres And Other Devices, 23. Hard Aground, 24. Leper Of The Sea, 25. The Politics Of Salvage, 26. Confronting The Extraordinary, 27. A Brush With The Authorities, 28. Marine Catastrophes, 29. Salvage With An Audience, 30. Ships Without A Future, and 31. The Will To Win.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    ABR Company Limited

    The Barn, Ford Farm
    Bradford Leigh, Bradford on Avon
    Wiltshire, BA15 2RP,   United Kingdom 

    International Salvage Union

    P.O. Box 32293
    London W5 1WZ,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Redding, Tony
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 265p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1904050093
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2005 2:24PM