Marine Salvage: A Guide for Boaters and Divers

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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While the word salvage conjures for some the visions of the recovery of a treasure from the wreck of a long lost Spanish galleon and for others rescue tugs driving through mountainous seas to aid a stricken vessel, in reality plenty of small salvage operations occur all the time and they have now become a very busy industry. Patching and refloating a sunken skiff or towing in a disabled yacht are as much an act of salvage as refloating a standard supertanker.
 

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Great book which covers the basics. Illustrations are helpful but the technology discussed is 1990's.

Contents

The Salvage Game
1
Basic Skills Required
8
The Gear 1
14
Common Salvage Situations 1
21
Refloating Grounded Vessels
22
Dewatering the Sunken or Sinking Vessel
31
7 Raising Submerged Vessels
39
Righting Capsized Vessels
54
Rigging and Handling Tows
95
Moving Material Underwater
103
Treasure Salvage
114
The Business of Salvage 1 18
118
Salvage and the Law
122
The Dynamics of Salvage 1 34
137
Miscellaneous and Extraneous
145
Sources of Gear Equipment and Material
150

Rescue Towing
60
Submerged and Lost
65
Seamanship Rigging and Beach Gear
76

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