The report defines a system of mobile equipment capable of unloading ships under emergency conditions involving natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes, in which port facilities are either lacking or inadequate. This is intended to also expand the ability of the merchant marine to serve military resupply operations in underdeveloped harbors. The system includes a modular system of pontoons which can serve as piers or causeways, and which can be equipped with outboard drive diesel power units to provide lighterage service. The entire port package can be transported overseas in a 300-ft. seagoing barge which also serves as an unloading platform suitable for conventional break-bulk cargo operations or Ro/Ro operations. The report provides a conceptual design and breakdown of estimated costs; it describes the type of reponses used in past disaster situations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Corporation

    San Francisco, CA  United States 

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00003178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-4561
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM