A new type of barge carrying ship, with a single hull forward and a twin hull aft, loads barges on the weather deck by means of an elevator located between the ship's after hulls. This vessel, being much smaller than a conventional LASH ship, is excellent for use on inland waterways, and it can also accomodate three of the large LASH barges by locking them between the twin hulls. The cargo handling gear, including the elevator and the weatherdeck gear, the ballasting system, and the propulsion system are all described, and the loading unloading procedure is also briefly explained.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-3-29

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  • Accession Number: 00054973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM