A summary of the history of ocean tug-barge units is presented and includes the development stages of tug-barge linkage concepts which evolved as a result of towing and maneuvering problems. A brief discussion of LNG tug-barge design and economics considers such aspects as vessel production, model tests, stern dock, LNG tank requirements, and repair and maintenance requirements. Based on this survey, the author concludes that integrated tug-barge units are expected to be the least-cost method of transporting LNG under the U.S. flag.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by ASME Petroleum Division for presentation at the Petroleum Mechanical Engineering and Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, New Orleans, La., September 17-21, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Withers, D D
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #72-Pet-58 ASME Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM