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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Fourth International Tug Convention, New Orleans.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Tug Convention (4th)

    New Orleans, LA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Molland, B
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM