HEAVY LIFT SHIP DESIGNS AND COSTS

Although the United States exports and imports large numbers of heavy lift and oversize cargo units, the only ships under the U.S. flag that can handle the cargo are the Lykes Lines' Seabees, LASH, and a few liner ships with lifting gear. Many small foreign ships with facilities to lift, float, and roll heavy lift units are operating successfully. This paper reports the parametric designs of families of heavy lift ships with combinations of handling methods, and the conversion of typical general cargo liners to provide heavy lift facilities. The 1976 construction and operations costs of these ships were also estimated, as well as chartering costs for competitive tugs and barges for towing. This report is part of a study funded by the Maritime Administration and Lykes Bros. Steamship Co.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to the San Diego Section of SNAME, September 20, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Incorporated

    Lykes Center, 300 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70130

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Andrews, B V
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM