SALVAGE: APPROXIMATE SCIENCE

Every salvage operator must improvise, in an educated way, to meet the circumstances of the moment. Each incident requires considering what equipment is available, the nature of the accident or disabling event, the condition of the vessel when it was disabled, and site environment and environment-related factors that affect the disabled vessel. These constraints, risks and uncertainties are discussed from the viewpoint of an experienced salvor who applies marine engineering concepts plus vessel design principles to recovering-- and where possible refloating--boats and ships.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Barrett, M
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Pagination: 4 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM