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    Rescue Towing - 2nd Edition - Oilfield Seamanship Series

    £95.00
    This book has been written to provide the Master of an offshore support vessel with essential knowledge and techniques that can be applied when connecting the tug to a vessel in peril or for salvage towing services.
    ISBN: BP105606
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    Published: November 2021

    The purpose of this book is to provide practical seamanship guidance to Masters and crews of salvage, anchor handling and other tugs planning and conducting rescue towage within, and in close proximity to, oilfields. The personnel and crew serving on vessels and MODUs within oilfields will also learn how tugs operate during rescue towage. When planning for contingencies, both from a shoreside and a vessel perspective, this publication will assist in providing an overview of methods available for reconnection and other options that vessels find most practicable. Rescue towing in the context of this publication includes reconnection by a tug to a towed object when the original towline is broken, assisting another tug that has lost control of its tow, when additional tow power is required or when towage services can be offered to a vessel or unit requiring the services of a tug to avoid marine peril. This is not a definitive guide for professional salvors.

     

    Table of Contents

     

     

    Foreword Introduction

    Notes on Units of Measurement

    1. Phases of the Rescue Operation

    Information Required by the Tug Master

    Contingency Planning

    Assessment of Conditions

    Connecting the Tow

    Getting Underway and Management of the Tow

    Tow Management in Heavy Weather

    Guidance for Tow Masters/Masters of Towed Objects in an Oilfield

    2. Safety and Communication

    Safety

    Hazards

    Communication

    Log Keeping

    3. Tug Types and Equipment

    Salvage Tugs

    Anchor Handling Tugs

    Small Seagoing Tugs/Multi-purpose Tugs

    Harbour Tugs

    Towing Wires, Ropes, Pennants and Other Equipment

    4. MODU Rescue Tows

    Semi-submersible Drilling Rigs and Accommodation Units

    Rescue Towage – Jackup Rigs

    FPSOs

    5. Vessel Connection Methods

    Oilfield Hazards

    Transferring a Connection Across to an object to be towed

    Securing Tow Gear on the Casualty

    Oil Tankers

    6. Barge Reconnection and Recovery Methods

    Connecting Emergency Tow Gear

    Emergency Towing Systems – Unmanned Tows

    Fishing the Main Gear

    Reconnecting Main Gear

    Barge Emergency Anchor Release Systems (BEAR)

    7. Legal Considerations

    8. Responsibilities

    Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

    Tow Masters

    Tug Masters

    Glossary of Terms
    References
    Annexes

     

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    Published: November 2021

    The purpose of this book is to provide practical seamanship guidance to Masters and crews of salvage, anchor handling and other tugs planning and conducting rescue towage within, and in close proximity to, oilfields. The personnel and crew serving on vessels and MODUs within oilfields will also learn how tugs operate during rescue towage. When planning for contingencies, both from a shoreside and a vessel perspective, this publication will assist in providing an overview of methods available for reconnection and other options that vessels find most practicable. Rescue towing in the context of this publication includes reconnection by a tug to a towed object when the original towline is broken, assisting another tug that has lost control of its tow, when additional tow power is required or when towage services can be offered to a vessel or unit requiring the services of a tug to avoid marine peril. This is not a definitive guide for professional salvors.

     

    Table of Contents

     

     

    Foreword Introduction

    Notes on Units of Measurement

    1. Phases of the Rescue Operation

    Information Required by the Tug Master

    Contingency Planning

    Assessment of Conditions

    Connecting the Tow

    Getting Underway and Management of the Tow

    Tow Management in Heavy Weather

    Guidance for Tow Masters/Masters of Towed Objects in an Oilfield

    2. Safety and Communication

    Safety

    Hazards

    Communication

    Log Keeping

    3. Tug Types and Equipment

    Salvage Tugs

    Anchor Handling Tugs

    Small Seagoing Tugs/Multi-purpose Tugs

    Harbour Tugs

    Towing Wires, Ropes, Pennants and Other Equipment

    4. MODU Rescue Tows

    Semi-submersible Drilling Rigs and Accommodation Units

    Rescue Towage – Jackup Rigs

    FPSOs

    5. Vessel Connection Methods

    Oilfield Hazards

    Transferring a Connection Across to an object to be towed

    Securing Tow Gear on the Casualty

    Oil Tankers

    6. Barge Reconnection and Recovery Methods

    Connecting Emergency Tow Gear

    Emergency Towing Systems – Unmanned Tows

    Fishing the Main Gear

    Reconnecting Main Gear

    Barge Emergency Anchor Release Systems (BEAR)

    7. Legal Considerations

    8. Responsibilities

    Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

    Tow Masters

    Tug Masters

    Glossary of Terms
    References
    Annexes

     

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