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.
- Delivered to the Northern California Section of SNAME, May 11, 1978.
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- Andrews, B V
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Bulk cargo handling; Bulk cargo terminals; Bulk carriers; Cargo handling; Costs; Marine terminals; Materials management; Operating costs; Ores; Ships; Slurry
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk ore; Slurry handling techniques
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00196544
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM