Can anybody recommend any books that explain about AHTS operations?
I’ve not seen a good book or manual in my 30 years as a Master of AHTS vessels. It’s a hands on learning experience. Maybe I should write one.
check this site
and I have another by a guy a worked with, give me a day or so and I will find it
[QUOTE=follow40;81220]Can anybody recommend any books that explain about AHTS operations?[/QUOTE]
There is one, but I forgot the publisher. I remember it runs several hundreds of dollars, but I wrote all the ones for the Chouest fleet of anchor handlers because there just were not any for what we needed when making policy.
I have power points of every type of technology out there. From conventional, to wire insertion, to all VLA’s, synthetic mooring, suction piles, and torpedo anchors…just send me a PM. I do presentations in Singapore and China from time to time to help educate operators there that are now just starting in the South China Sea.
The Maersk AHTS (FWIW) manual is available online if you google it (I think it was at scribd). I tried to link it earlier but that post has yet to be approved (ahem).
Here is the link. http://www.scribd.com/doc/95569734/Anchor-Handling-Manual
I could not download it because I don’t have either a facebook account or a scribed account.
[QUOTE=AHTS Master;81303]I’ve not seen a good book or manual in my 30 years as a Master of AHTS vessels. It’s a hands on learning experience. Maybe I should write one.[/QUOTE]
There is probably a small market for an AHTS for dummies. I have one called Supply Ship Operations by Victor Gibson, but its not very detailed.
People like Maersk, Swire, Great Ships India, Farstad etc are all doing skills tests and specific ahts job training in simulators now
The Maersk manual 330 pages is quite good but copyright for use of attendees at the course in Norway only