Anchor Handling Tug Operations (eBook)

Published Date

January 2012

Anchor Handling Tug Operations (eBook)

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A new book from the publishers of International Tug & OSV, which gives a clear insight into the safe operation of Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels. It is aimed at the Masters and Officers who operate these vessels and at Towmasters, Rig Movers, Barge Masters, Tower Foremen and shore based personnel who utilise these vessels in their anchor handling and towing roles.


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It endeavours to show in practical and simple terms the theoretical knowledge, methods and techniques that can be used to avoid placing these vessels at unnecessary risk when carrying out what, at first sight, appear to be 'normal' operations.
Two recent examples of accidents, resulting in the total loss of AHTS class vessels and members of their crews, are used to illustrate what can happen and why: Stevns Power and Bourbon Dolphin.

Consideration is also given to the fact that AHTS vessels are a design compromise and that it is this which may lead to over confidence in the ability of a particular vessel to carry out a given towing or anchor-handling operation. Training is also scrutinised: as the older generation of offshore support vessels is replaced by new tonnage and older officers and offshore personnel retire, the experience, hard lessons and skills gained by this older generation have not been fully transferred.

Specialises in four particular areas of the international maritime industry: tugs & towing, offshore and salvage. Chairman Allan Brunton-Reed, for many years now has published a wide variety of nautical books and magazines and organised international conferences and exhibitions. The company maintains on a daily basis a 16,000+ database of people around the world who are involved in the tug, towing, OSV and salvage business - currently 116 countries.

The database is used for the distribution of our bi-monthly magazine International Tug & OSV as well as the annual Tug & OSV Review and numerous supplements. It is also used for marketing our highly successful ITS Conventions and Tugnology Conferences. The company also stocks a wide range of publications dealing with the tug, towing, salvage and OSV business, which are available through The ITS Book Club.


Title: Anchor Handling Tug Operations (eBook)
Subtitle: A practical guide to the operation of modern anchor handling tugs engaged in anchor handling and towing operations
Product Code: AB1001EA
Published Date: January 2012

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