This paper was presented in May 1982 at a S.N.A.M.E. <Texas Section> meeting. The Author, of the US Coast Guard, describes the development of the offshore supply vessel from the early years up to the present day, with particular reference to US vessels and to the relevant US legislation and regulations. Among the aspects discussed are:- definition of the "offshore supply vessel" <the term, as defined in a US law of 1980, includes the crewboat and the crew/utility vessel, but these are outside the scope of the paper>; manning and personnel certification; tonnage measurement; stability and load-lines; carriage of passengers and freight; certification of "existing" vessels; design and construction of today's supply vessels: US Coast Guard inspections and certification, American Bureu of Shipping classification, and liaison between the USCG and the ABS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology, 20 <1983>, p.252 <July> (5 pp., 1 tab., 1 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Patton, L M
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM