TRANSPORT SHIPS AND MARINE TERMINALS FOR MANGANESE NODULES MINED FROM THE DEEP PACIFIC OCEAN

This paper describes the types of operation of large ore transport ships and marine terminals for manganese nodules mined from the deep Pacific Ocean. Conventional dry bulk and slurry handling methods may be utilized, with special features for loading at sea from the mining ship, carrying fuel and supplies outbound, and shuttling crew members ashore. Tailings may also be carried for disposal at sea. Although foreign or U.S. flag ships can be utilized, the American ship would be more expensive. This paper summarizes recent research sponsored by NOAA.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Delivered to the Northern California Section of SNAME, May 11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20230
  • Authors:
    • Andrews, B V
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM