The Oilfield Seamanship Series: Volume 6 Barge Mooring (The Oilfield Seamanship Series)
: Brown Technical Book Store
The deployment, retrieval and management of spread mooring systems is a large subject and although a great deal of theoretical data is available, only limited attempts have so far been made at producing a text book which Barge Masters, Barge Movers, Tower Foreman, Barge Engineers, Marine Advisors, Warranty Surveyors and others can use `in the field' to assist them in their work. This volume covers the use of spread mooring systems from the barge point of view. It deals with both `static' (drilling unit/support ship) and `mobile' (pipelaying/trenching) mooring spreads. In the main the book concentrates on the mooring systems of semi-submersibles but the procedures used and equipment is also found on other types of specialist vessels and is equally applicable.