CONVERSION OF TUG/BARGE TO OFFSHORE PLATFORM SHUTTLE TANKER SERVICE
This paper describes the design and construction aspects of the conversion of a 30 MDWT tug/barge unit into the ocean capable diesel tanker, Exxon Galveston. The conversion included structurally joining the two vessels, providing a new superstructure with all new hotel facilities, modifications to the main propulsion system, modifications to the cargo system, retrofit of a segregated ballast system, and outfitting the vessel to receive crude oil from an offshore storage vessel.
- Paper presented February 1980 to the Texas Section, SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Grossweiler, P J
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Ballast (Ships); Cargo handling; Machinery; Monitoring; Ship conversion; Tankers; Tug ship interaction; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel electric propulsion; General arrangement plans; Machinery automation; Segregated ballast tankers; Ship descriptions (Tankers); Tug barge systems
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00316613
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM