ADVANCED OCEAN TUG/BARGE SYSTEMS: A REVIEW OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF OCEAN BARGE DESIGN AND OPERATION

The two basic classifications of ocean tug/barge systems are those which allow several degrees of freedom between the tug and the barge and those in which the vessels are rigidly connected. Systems allowing degrees of freedom between the tug and the barge includes two designs with a deeply notched barge stern, an extended linkage system, and two cable connection designs. The rigid systems, while more expensive, have the only proven ocean capability. The five rigid system designs presented are: three variations of the deep notch integrated system, partially notched barge stern design, and a catamaran tug fitted to a barge extension. Descriptions and drawings of each design are presented along with information about applications, tests and evaluations of the system. Comments concerning costs, government regulations and reliability are included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Galveston

    Todd Shipyards, PO Box 1600
    Galveston, TX  USA  77550
  • Authors:
    • Filson, J J
    • Waller, D B
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1974 12:00AM