Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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| Editors: Weicheng Cui, Shixiao Fu, Zhiqiang Hu

Marine Operations

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_194-1


Marine operations are nonroutine operation of a limited defined duration related to handling of object(s) and/or vessel(s) in the marine environment during temporary phases (DNVGL 2017). A marine operation is a process involving interactions between dynamic systems, operational procedures, environmental actions, and human intervention. A marine operation shall be designed to bring an object from one defined safe condition to another.

Examples of Marine Operations

Marine operations include a large variety of activities. The definitions of the following commonly used operations are provided (DNVGL 2016).
  • Towing: The transfer at sea from one location to another location of a self-floating structure or a structure resting on a barge by pushing/pulling by tugs.

  • Launching:The activities comprising cutting of sea fastening of a structure resting on a launch barge, the structure’s slide-down on the launch rails on the barge and diving into the water until the structure is free...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

Section editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway