A description is given of several types of fenders that are used to protect both ship and berth during the berthing and loading/unloading operations of a supertanker. The descriptions include cylindrical fenders, cubic, shear, and Gigant fenders, and the manner in which these fenders accomplish their tasks. The method of fender attachment to the berths is also described. Graphs that determine the berthing speeds of several size vessels and the field of application of the various fenders, are also included in the descriptions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Terminus Publications Limited

    Speedway House, Quarry Hill Parade
    Tonbridge, Kent,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-22
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM