Accession Number : AD0774136

Title :   A Fixed Gantry for Handling Data Buoys at Sea,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Peloquin,R. A.

Report Date : 23 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The problem addressed in the report is that of deploying and retrieving discus buoys having an air weight of up to 25,000 lbs. in 8-foot seas (significant wave heights) or higher. The use of an offshore supply ship was contemplated as the servicing ship aboard which the equipment would be installed. The study of this concept was pursued to the extent necessary to demonstrate its technical feasibility and to enable the preparation of cost estimates. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Buoys, *Gantries, Handling, Ocean waves, Ship motion, Winches

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE