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The Tug Book by M. J. Gaston

The Tug Book by M. J. Gaston

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"The Tug Book" provides an account of the design and operation of tugs all over the world. This survey gives an insight into these sophisticated vessels and the role they play. It should be of particular interest to anyone employed in the towage industry.

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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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SKU GOR008192330
Title The Tug Book
Author By (author) M. J. Gaston
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2002
Page Number 240
ISBN 1852606088
ISBN13 9781852606084
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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