Shiphandling with Tugs

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Cornell Maritime Press, 1986 - Transportation - 265 pages
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In considerable detail, Captain Reid discusses the various kinds of modern tugs, their propulsion and steering systems, and their handling characteristics. Both the dynamics and the operations of handling tugs are explained and amply illustrated. He shows how tugs are used as an auxiliary to shiphandling, as a prime mover for dead ships, drill rigs, and construction barges, and in special maneuvers with VLCCs and ULCCs.

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About the author (1986)

George H. Reid, author of Sea Tales From The Paradise Bar, is a Master Mariner and the author of seven books and many short stories and articles on marine subjects. Some of his books are used as texts at the maritime academies. > His career at sea began as a deckhand in the early 1940s. Working his way up, he became a licensed Merchant Marine officer at the age of twenty. During World War II he served in every area of that conflict: the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Captain Reid's diverse experience includes just about every aspect of marine operations. He has worked in boatyards, operated small craft, charter and commercial fishing boats, as well as sailing vessels, towing salvage, piloting and sailing as an officer or master of U.S. and foreign flag passenger freight and tank vessels. At present his company, Harrison Reid & Associates, Inc., provides maritime consulting services.

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