Anchor Handling

Author(s) Michael Hancox
Publisher Oilfield Publications Limited
Date 1996
Pages 310
Format pdf
Size 20 Mb







This technical publication was prepared by Michael Hancox and subsequently published by Oilfield Publications Ltd.; it belongs to the famous "The Oilfield Seamanship" series of publications. As the name of the document implies, this one is dedicated to the anchor handling techniques, i.e. to the one of the most important sides of the commonly conducted offshore operations.

Apart from the opening introductory chapter, the book includes parts covering equipment layout and function, running and retrieving anchors, rigging for anchor handling operations, handling chains, support mooring operations, bat-barge cooperation, equipment maintenance, safety procedures etc.

The publication is expected to be of great practical use to ship Masters and, in fact, every crew member involved in the anchor handling operations at the oilfields as it describes in detail all related operations from the AHTS view point offering quite fresh look at this matter. The content of the volume is covering the majority of the offshore operations but it should be noted that the methods that have been described here are not only considered means some particular aim. Numerous shortcuts provided by the author will definitely be appreciated by all participants of the subject activities.

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