LASH (LIGHTER ABOARD SHIP)--A REVOLUTIONARY NEW CONCEPT OF MARINE CARGO TRANSPORT

LASH is an extreme departure from other methods of marine cargo transport. Barge-type lighters, each holding up to 415 long tons of cargo are lifted to and from the ship by a traveling crane. The ship need not wait for congested docks to clear, but may load and discharge in deep water divorced of all port facilities. As the lighters are of such size as to permit the transport of virtually all cargoes, all cargoes are thus given express scheduled service regardless of the commodity type be it agricultural, mechanical, raw, finished products, or bulk materials. The LASH concept is not world-wide and presently operating 24 giant LASH ships, over 4000 LASH lighters, and four FLASH (feeder LASH) feeder vessels. The concept continues to grow. Concept and operational experiences are reviewed in the paper.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for ASME Meeting, Intersoc of Transp, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Borkowski, J V
    • Baker Jr, H N
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap N75-ICT-18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM