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Tug Use in Port
Autor: Henk Hensen
Editorial: The ABR Company
Año de edición: 2018 (3ª edición)
21,5 x 30,5 cm.
First published in 1997, with a second edition in 2002, Tug Use in Port has been known for two decades as the "tug bible" - the essential practical uide to port towage and escort operations. Since the publication of the second edition - wich was recommended as a standard text by the IMO - developments in tug design and operation have continued to improve tug capabiblities, as well as effective and safe tug use.
Significant development in port towage have taken place since 2002 - new tug types have come on to the market with new and specific manoeuvring capabilities; an increasing number of environmentally friendly tugs can be found, with traditional fuels being replaced by LNG, CNG and batteries; escorting and escort tugs have been developed further also with regard to the conditions that these tugs have to cope with; an increasing number of LNG carriers and bulk carriers are being escorted, in addition to tankers; remote controlled and autonomous ships are no longer simply the stuff of science fiction, and will have an effect on tug operations.
Sadly, there have also been several accidents, often with dramatic consequences. But on the positive side, training possibilities have further developed, with improved training tools and ever more realistic and sophisticated simulators.
At the centre of all these developments and changes are the people - tug masters and crews, pilots and ships' captains - who need to be able to handle the newly designed tugs and teir equipment in a safe and efficient way. This book in designed to help them achieve that.
Glossary of terms
Tug use in port: the overview
Chapter 1. Tug design factors
Chapter 2. Types of harbour tug
Chapter 3. Assisting methods
Chapter 4. Tug capabilities and limitations
Chapter 5. Bollard pull required
Chapter 6. Interaction and tug safety
Chapter 7. Towing equipment
Chapter 8. Training and tug simulation
Chapter 9. Escort tugs
Chapter 10. Tug developments
Chapter 11. Balancing safety
Appendix 1. Guidelines for owners/operator on preparing emergency towing procedures
Appendix 2. Safety when handling tugs
Appendix 3. Stability rules - escort tugs
Appendix 4. Standard guide for escort vessel evaluation and selection
Appendix 5. Beaufort wind force scale
Precio: 65,00 €, I.V.A. incluido (4%)
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