SUBMARINE OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUBSEA TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Certain operational features unique to a submarine operating environment have not been examined in the various technical papers addressing commercial nuclear powered submarine systems. The system commonly visualized as being most economically feasible, the submarine tanker in the Arctic oil transport role, poses special problems due to the tight schedules, under ice routing, and transshipment port limitations. This paper discusses vessel manning and training and an unusual crew rotation plan is proposed. Submerged interference and submarine routing difficulties are identified as requiring early attention due to the internation nature of efforts to obtain solutions. The paper considers the maneuvering characteristics of large commercial submarines and it is concluded that they will require incorporation of thrusters and the assistance of specially configured tugs in piloting and mooring situations.

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    Marine Technology Society

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  • Authors:
    • Slaven Jr, R K
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00071903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Technology Society
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM