The accurate measurement of dry bulk cargoes by a vessel can minimise considerably the risk of shortage claims and disputes. This guide outlines the methods and corrections for a draught survey to be carried out to the required accuracy.
On the East and Gulf Coasts, Dry Dock No. 3 at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard is one of half a dozen repair yards that are spacious enough to accommodate RORO cargo ships that are longer than 750 feet. The Obregon is 821 feet long and there is no other place better than Dry Dock No. 3.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
Derek just wants to deliver his cargo and pay his bills. The crew of the battleship Aphelion interrupt this simple life by searching his ship. To make things worse, space pirates show up and steal his cargo.