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Supertankers: Anatomy and Operation

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Supertankers: Anatomy and Operation

This sizeable work analyses every aspect of first- and second-generation tankers. At over 600 pages and featuring hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, this title is of enormous interest to the shipping industry, as well as training establishments and universities.

Part One – Introduction

Chapter One – Background

Part Two – The ‘First’ Generation ULCC/VLCC

Chapter Two – Construction

Chapter Three – Hull and Tank Protection

Chapter Four – Deck Gear

Chapter Five – Section Analysis

Chapter Six – Ship Stresses and Stability

Part Three – Operational Techniques

Chapter Seven – Cargo Voyages

Chapter Eight – Tank Cleaning Procedures

Chapter Nine – Deck Duties

Chapter Ten – Bridge Watches and Ship Handling

Chapter Eleven – Anchoring/Berthing/Lightening

Chapter Twelve – Training Deck Cadets

Chapter Thirteen – Life Aboard Supertankers

Part Four – The ‘Second’ Generation VLCC 401

Chapter Fourteen – Double Hull Construction

Chapter Fifteen – Investigating Computers at Sea

Chapter Sixteen – Use of Computers in Navigation

Chapter Seventeen – Other Bridge Computerisation

Chapter Eighteen – Computerised Cargo Control

Part Five – Conclusion

Chapter Nineteen – Supertankers – The Future?

Appendix – Organisations

Bibliography

Index

Inside back cover – General Arrangement and Capacity Plans for each of Single and Double-hulled Supertankers