IMPROVED FENDER SYSTEMS FOR SHALLOW AND DEEP DRAFT BERTHS--PHASE I

This report presents investigations and descriptions of the following: state-of-the-art of fender design; available fender units; comparison of fender unit performance; common system configurations; adequacy of systems' function; docking procedures; fender system costs; mooring practices; types of damage to fender systems; problems with fenders maintenance and repair practices; examination of trends in ships' characteristics. The functions of various fender systems are described, and types of damage and problems that may occur are presented. Problems with fender systems are ranked, and design objectives are identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dravo Van Houten, Incorporated

    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY  USA  10001
  • Authors:
    • Han, E
    • Priori, G
    • Juran, D I
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-GEN-970-78046 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM