Report on the Cancelled SEABEE Pretest of the Joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) Test and Evaluation Program.
Final rept. Dec 75-Jun 77,
ORI INC ROCKVILLE MD
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The primary objective of the SEABEE pretest was to determine the capability of the Services to use the vessel for deploying selected heavy, outsized LOTS equipment to a site where fixed port facilities do not exist. The SEABEE is the only ship with the designed lift potential to deploy the DeLong B Barge either alone or with the 300-ton capacity crane as a temporary containership discharge facility TCDF. The events and planning in preparation for the SEABEE pretest show that the Services do not now have the capability of deploying the DeLong B barge except by towing. The potential for deployment by SEABEE ship can only be established after the limitations now in force for the ships have been lifted. There were also indications from preliminary load planning that both the ship and LOTS equipment to be deployed would require some modifications to make compatible loads. The details of this planning and preparation are contained in this report.
- Marine Engineering