COMPARISON OF TOWING CAPABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS-- SUPPLY VESSELS VS TUGS
The tug/supply vessel (TSV) originated from the need to avoid the expense of keeping a tug standing by for location moves of drilling, rigs in regions where tugs were otherwise not readily available. The TSV is thus a basically a supply vessel which incorporates some of the features of a deep-sea tug. The Author compares some of the technical and operating characteristics of the two types, tabulates dimensions, loadings, performance data etc. and discusses, in more detail, propulsion arrangements, engines, and block form. Operational characteristics compared include vessel handling and equipment.
- Proceedings of Fourth International Tug Convention, New Orleans.
International Tug Convention (4th)New Orleans, LA USA
- Molland, B
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Offshore supply boats; Supply vessels; Towing devices; Tug supply vessels
- Old TRIS Terms: Towing operations
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00152894
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM