FEASIBILITY OF USING COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE DRILLING PLATFORMS AS A CONTAINER DISCHARGE FACILITY

The report describes the conceptual studies and evaluations of the conversion and use of commercially available offshore drilling rigs, platforms, vessels, and self-elevating rigs, for operation as a Container Discharge Facility (CDF). It has as its primary and secondary mission, respectively, the discharge of containers from nonself-sustaining containerships and the discharge of general cargo from general cargo and special purpose ships to lighterage or other modes of air and/or waterborne transport in Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) type operations. The report covers the technical and operational details of drilling rigs, platforms, vessels, and self elevating rigs available or under construction in June 1973 and discusses the feasibility of such conversion and resulting conversion requirements and costs. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Frankel (EG) Incorporated

    99 First Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02141
  • Authors:
    • Frankel, E G
    • Johnsen, A W
    • Padis, A A
  • Publication Date: 1973-10-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1039(G)-2 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DAAK02-72-C-0021
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM