Accession Number : AD0772995

Title :   Feasibility of Using Commercial Offshore Drilling Platforms as a Container Discharge Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 29 Jun-15 Oct 73,


Personal Author(s) : Frankel,Ernst G. ; Johnsen,Arthur W. ; Padis,Alexander A.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : 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 and/or 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)

Descriptors :   *Facilities, *Unloading, *Cargo, *Platforms, Cargo ships, Offshore drilling, Offshore, Oils, Ships, Cranes, Mobile, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE