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Supply Ship Operations

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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.

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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
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 284
Product Code: SH1001K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-0-9557002-1-7 (9780955700217), ISBN 10: 0-9557002-1-3 (0955700213)
Published Date: March 2009
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 240 mm
Book Width: 170 mm
Book Spine: 15 mm
Weight: 0.80 kg
Author: Victor Gibson

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