Super Cargo Ships
The "super cargo ship" is a post-World War II phenomenon necessitated by the world's growing dependence on greater volumes of resources. This colorful book examines the vast dimensions and varied duties of the giant vessels that ply the oceans today, moving payloads like oil, natural gas, automobiles, water, and livestock from continent to continent. Readers are treated to close-up and inside views of the world's largest tankers, container ships, automobile transporters, Great Lakes cargo ships, "super tugs", and more. Also addressed are the advanced technologies used in construction and operation, continuing efforts to make the vessels safer, and the consequences suffered when accidents do occur. Sidebars examine the daily routines of crewmembers.
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