Use of Heavy Lift Ship as a Maintenance and Repair Vessel
Technical rept. 1 Dec 2006-1 May 2007
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD SHIP SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT
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The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of using commercially available heavy lift vessels to perform mission support functions. The concept was to use commercially available heavy lift vessels to transport material and equipment to perform a specific function without building a ship dedicated to that specific function. This report describes the use of heavy lift vessels for marine maintenance and repair applications. The objective was to develop a system for ship maintenance and repair that is adaptable to any commercial heavy lift vessel configuration. The feasibility of the designs was demonstrated using 3D-CAD design software and weight and space analysis, which was conducted on three existing vessels with different configurations, available deck area and payload capacity.
- Marine Engineering