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PA soft cover 3rd Edition New English. As you cross bridges and see tugboats and towboats moving enormous cargos, do you wonder how these operations are managed? Towing ... operations are now the most significant part of the U.S. merchant fleet. Throughout the country, towing is providing an economical alternative to transporting cargo by train or truck trailers. Primer of Towing brings you updated information on the modernization of this growing industry. Offshore coastwise and foreign trade is also seeing a boom. The largest independent carrier of petroleum products in the U.S. is a tug/barge operation. Major growth also is continuous in towing services, such as: -Harbor work, assisting ships to maneuver, dock, and undock in confined waters-Fleeting operations that provide moorings for inland barges-Offshore work in the "oil patch"-Anchor handling by pipe-laying barges-Salvage-Pollution control-Escort towing-Assisting dredging operations-Marine construction-Moving passenger RV tours on inland barges-Assista Read more Show Less

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New edition of the standard work first published in 1975. Reid writes and illustrates with admirable clarity and economy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870335631
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 594,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 An Introduction to the Towing Game 3
2 The Tugs 6
3 Tugboat Seamanship: Handling the "Light" Tug 27
4 Gear and Rigging for Ocean and Coastwise Towing 50
5 Barge Configuration 85
6 Barge Handling 99
7 Cargo Handling by Barge 115
8 Making and Breaking Tow 126
9 Handling Multiple Tows 137
10 Shipwork 146
11 Inland and River Towing 166
12 The Oil Patch 174
13 Salvage and Emergency Situations 179
14 The Tug at Sea 196
15 Tips on Towing 202
App. 1. Structural Considerations for Tugs 208
App. 2. Propulsion and Steering Systems 213
App. 3. Wheelhouse and Navigation Equipment 226
App. 4. Safety Equipment 228
App. 5. Training, Routing, and Offshore Practices 230
References 234
Index 236
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