NORDIC NORTH SEA EMERGENCY TOWING VESSEL
To ensure that an accident does not become a catastrophe
Water ingresses into the ships body, an explosion happens aboard or the electrical stearing suddenly fails. These worst case situations can make a ship a aviarist.
Large seagoing ships so called emergency towing vessels go on duty to avoid that an aviaristic emergency becomes no catastrophe. These specialised vessels are constructed in order to tow ships that are unable to manoeuvre, to avoid the aviarists drifting towards the coastal area. This effects as long as either the manoeuvrability can be guaranteed again or a salvage vessel takes over.
Only three emergency towing vessels were on duty in the North Sea region earlier.
In June 2006 the German Federal Ministery for Traffic, Civil Engineering and Urban Development (BMVBS) concluded to the building of a new one. The public tender followed worldwide, the contract was awarded to a working group, consisting of the three biggest German tug boat shipping companies. The new North Sea Emergency Towing Vessel NORDIC has been chartered to he BMVBS for 10 years.
With her bollard pull of more than 200 tons and her maximum speed of 19.7 knots the NORDIC has replaced the MBS OCEANIC on 1st January 2011. She is not just working on a high-performance level but is also the first worldwide vessel that is able to rescue ships transporting toxical or explosive freights for being independent from outside-air.
The book records the evolution of the NORDIC from the first decision by the BMVBS on to the commissioning, and illustrates the construction and the test run of this fascinating ship from a unique point of view.
About the author:
The freelance photojournalist Peter Andryszak, born in 1962, focuses the maritime fields, mainly special ships. His close longtime relations to shipping organisations, yards and ship owners allowed him unique insights and photographical perspectives. His photos and reports are published since 25 years in various journals.
Autor: Peter Andryszak
Titel: NORDIC NORTH SEA EMERGENCY TOWING VESSEL
Untertitel: To ensure that an accident does not become a catastrophe
Seitenzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: 21 x 1,8 x 27,3 cm
Abbildungen: zahlr. Farb-Abb.
Erscheinungstermin: Februar 2012