SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE ICEBREAKING TANKER

A fleet of semi-submersible icebreaking tankers may provide the most economical means of moving crude oil and similar bulk materials through the ice-licked Arctic seas. This was one of the conclusions drawn by a five-year study made by the Aker Group of Oslo, Norway, which was released recently at the third international conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions (POAC) at the University of Alaska. Briefly reviews general design considerations, propulsion, stability, icebreaking capability and a comparative cost analysis between a conventional icebreaking tanker and the SSIT.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 38-40
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Industry
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ocean Industry
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM