I’m looking for a table or chart for determining the recommended bollard pull for towing ocean vessels. For example, what is the recommended bollard pull for towing a 600’ 10,000 tons lwt ship, etc? thanks
You might check the Offshore Master’s guide to Towing - or something like that - that the two Sause Bros. Capt’s (they’re twins) published through the Nautical Institute. I think it might have what you’re looking for…If I remember tonight I will look through my bookshelf for it.
That’s the Livingstone brothers. I sailed with both in the early 80s when they were right out of school. Grant is a Jacobsen Pilot in Long Beach.
Check out this site-http://www.oilspilltaskforce.org/docs/vessel_traffic/AppendixI.pdf-the towing matrix is about as good as you will find. We spent enough time arguing about it.
Thank you tugmstr, that’s what I’m looking for.
Anything else out there?