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"The Tug Book" provides a detailed, up-to-date account of the design and operation of tugs all over the world. This authoritative survey gives a unique insight into these sophisticated vessels and the role they play. It should be valuable reading for everyone employed in the towage industry, and should appeal widely to readers who are interested in shipping. Tugs perform a range of vital tasks, from shiphandling in port to deep-sea towage. Today their traditional harbour and coastal duties are combined with work as oilrig supply vessels and icebreakers. They serve marine engineering projects worldwide, and play a key role in pollution control and maritime emergencies. To meet the rapidly changing commercial and operational demands, radical innovations have been made in tug design and equipment. High-tech propulsion systems, advanced electronics and new operating methods have been introduced. There is now a pressing need for tugs with more power and maneuverability, particularly in ports that handle large ships and perilous cargoes. Leading maritime writer and photographer Jack Gaston describes, and illustrates, every facet of the present-day tug and towing scene. He has brought together over 200 photographs and diagrams in order to offer a definitive portrait of the vessels and their work.
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Descripción Haynes Publishing, 2004. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P111852606088