Feasibility of Using Commercial Offshore Drilling Platforms as a Container Discharge Facility.
Final technical rept. 29 Jun-15 Oct 73,
FRANKEL (E G) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The report describes the conceptual studies and evaluations of the conversion and use of commercially available offshore drilling rigs, platforms, vessels, and self-elevating rigs, for operation as a Container Discharge Facility CDF. It has as its primary and secondary mission, respectively, the discharge of containers from nonself-sustaining containerships and the discharge of general cargo from general cargo and special purpose ships to lighterage or other modes of air andor waterborne transport in Logistics-Over-The-Shore LOTS type operations. The report covers the technical and operational details of drilling rigs, platforms, vessels, and self elevating rigs available or under construction in June 1973 and discusses the feasibility of such conversion and resulting conversion requirements and costs. Modified author abstract
- Marine Engineering