ITB "VALERIE F" DESIGN AND BULK CARGO HANDLING OPERATIONS
Growth in the movement of bulk cargoes in the U.S. intercoastal trade route over the past few decades has generated the need for specialized bulk carrier type vessels such as the "VALERIE F". Designed primarily for the transport of northern California rice in bulk from Sacramento, California to San Juan, Puerto Rico, she carries "backhaul" cargoes of phosphate rock, ammonia phosphate and similar type bulk materials. The vessel also has the capability of handling packaged lumber and general cargo. This paper provides a general description of the Valerie F; its propulsion machinery, principal characteristics, barge equipment and outfit, and cargo handling equipment. The paper also gives a brief history of the development of the bulk rice and phosphate rock trades.
- Paper presented to Joint Meeting of California Sections, SNAME, Carmel, on 29 September 1979.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Seymour, D J
- Kossa, M
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Barges; Bulk cargo; Bulk cargo handling; Loading and unloading; Phosphates; Propulsion; Towed barges; Tug ship interaction; Tugboats; Unloaders; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk loading systems; Bulk phosphates; Integrated tug barge systems; Self unloading equipment; Ship descriptions (Tug barge); Ss valerie f; Tug propulsion
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00319001
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM