Image 4

Look Inside

Published Date

March 2009

Also available in other formats:

Supply Ship Operations (eBook)

(Excludes any applicable taxes)

This book contains practical guidance on the activities undertaken by anchor handlers and platform ships. It considers the changes in the working environment and the ships employed since publication of the first edition in 1991. The text is supported by 100 colour photos and 15 diagrams.

Be the first to review this product

This revised edition retains chapters on ship handling, the carriage of cargo, working with semi-submersibles and jack-ups, towing and emergencies and adds new chapters on operations, accidents and safety. The author draws on his experience as a Master on North Sea supply vessels to describe offshore techniques and the major hazards to offshore mobile drilling units, jack-ups and semi-submersibles.

Chapter 1 – The Context of the Third Edition

Chapter 2 – Offshore Operations

Chapter 3 – Ship Handling

Chapter 4 – Cargo Operations

Chapter 5 – Moving Semi-Submersibles

Chapter 6 – Moving Jack-ups

Chapter 7 – More Anchor Handling Activities

Chapter 8 – Towing

Chapter 9 – Emergencies

Chapter 10 – Some Operations

Chapter 11 – Incidents and Accidents

Chapter 12 – The Management of Safety

Victor Gibson graduated from the Nautical College, Pangbourne in 1959 and commenced his maritime career with P&O. Applying experience gained as Master on North Sea supply vessels, he now runs the Ships and Oil website, which has been in existence since 1998, providing information about different aspects of marine support to the offshore oil industry.
Title: Supply Ship Operations (eBook)
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 284
Product Code: SH1001EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-0-9557002-1-7 (9780955700217), ISBN 10: 0-9557002-1-3 (0955700213)
Published Date: March 2009
Author: Victor Gibson

Bought this product? Why not review it?

If you have a question about this product, please contact us directly.

Windows eBooks:


To access the eBook, you need to install our free Windows eBook Reader.

The application can be downloaded from:


Standalone eBooks are supplied with 1 licence + 1 backup and are not transferable between platforms.


Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) and virtual environments are not supported.


The Windows eBook Reader works with Windows XP or later OS (but not Windows RT).

See more details.


Cloud (online) eBooks:


The Cloud (online) eBooks use Microsoft Silverlight browser plugin to deliver the best possible reading experience with the ability to work in offline mode.


It is an annual subscription service (i.e. each eBook is purchased for 1 year of use).

Online licences are not transferrable to Windows or iPad (or vice-versa).


Silverlight is compatible with the major web browsers used on Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

However it is not supported on Linux, Android, Windows RT and iPad devices and therefore the Cloud eBooks use an HTML site in these instances.

The HTML site is more restricted than the Silverlight version.


See and more details.


Note for Mac Users:


Mac users can read Windows eBooks with Boot Camp or using virtual machines such as Parallels Desktop, Virtual Box, ...

Alternatively, Cloud (online) eBooks are accessible on Mac, including the Silverlight plugin with offline mode.


Note for Linux Users:


Linux users can read Windows eBooks using a virtual PC.

Alternatively, the HTML version of the Cloud (online) eBooks is accessible.


Note for Tablet Users:


Tablets owners can use the HTML version of the Cloud (online) eBooks.


Look Inside Text