THE HISTORY OF THE SUPPLY SHIP

The History of the Supply Ship catalogues the major strands in the development of the ship type over the 50 years of its existence. The author also provides the background to an industry that requires technical innovation and bravery on the part of those who invest in new ships, and extraordinary levels of seamanship on the parts of those who sail in them. The eleven chapters cover the chronology of the events and detail aspects of the work and is illustrated by 124 colour And 13 black and white photographs. It is a hard backed book 21 cm x 30 cm printed on high quality glossy paper. It will make a great addition to any offshore support vessel enthusiast's library.

CHAPTER 1 - THE OFFSHORE OIL   INDUSTRY
CHAPTER 2 - IN THE BEGINNING
CHAPTER 3 - SUPPLY WORK
CHAPTER 4 - THE SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE
CHAPTER 5 - THE NORTH SEA 
CHAPTER 6 - RIG SHIFTING 
CHAPTER 7 - DEEP WATER
CHAPTER 8 - THE AMERICAN REVIVAL
CHAPTER 9 - THE NEW MILLENNIUM
CHAPTER 10 - DEEP WATER MOORING
CHAPTER 11 - TO BOLDLY GO

GLOSSARY OF TERMS, INDEX AND REFERENCES

          ISBN 978-0-9557002-0-0

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SUPPLY SHIP OPERATIONS

The third edition of this book considers the changes in the working environment  and the ships doing the job, since the first edition was published in 1991. It contains practical guidance on many of the activities undertaken by anchor-handlers and platform ships. Retained are chapters on ship-handling, the carriage of cargo, working with semi-submersibles and jack-ups, towing and emergencies, and there are new chapters on operations, accidents and safety. The text is supported by 100 colour photos and 15 diagrams. It is a soft back book 17 cm x 24 cm, and is intended primarily to assist those entering the supply vessel business at all levels.

Chapters are as follows, click on the hyperlinks:

Chapter 1 - The Context of 3RD Edition
Chapter 2 - Offshore Operations
Chapter 3 - Ship-handling
Chapter 4 - Cargo Operations
Chapter 5 - Moving Semi-Submersibles
Chapter 6 - Moving Jack-ups
Chapter 7 - More Anchor-Handling
Chapter 8 - Towing
Chapter 9 - Emergencies
Chapter 10 - Some Operations
Chapter 11 - Incidents and Accidents
Chapter 12 - The Management of Safety
        Glossary of Terms and index


        ISBN 978-0-9557002-1-7

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RIGMOVES

It's a hard life out in the asteroids driving a space tug, moving mining rigs from one rock to another. And it's lonely work, requiring skill courage and patience, but if you want the job done Sulliman Smith could be your man. His employers, the Cygnus Corporation, are not the easiest people to work for, and his days are only made bearable by his occasional communications with Nadia Abdull, the feisty female captain of another of the company tugs. But will they ever meet, in an environment where the moral code requires that unattached men and women are monitored and segregated?

When their next rig move is delayed Sully and Nadia decide, against company regulations, to land on the location asteroid to get a few hours rest. The decision has unexpected consequences and initiates a chain of events, which results in them preparing for a life or death slingshot round Saturn in the converted ore carriers Solar Flame and Solar Flare. Then Sully hears a faint distress call...

Yes, it's rig moving but not as we know it. 20 chapters and 284 pages in total.
ISBN 978-0-9557002-3-1

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