Overview:Salvage - A Personal Odyssey - 'No cure, no pay'- those are the terms under which a salvor operates, and in doing so he takes on an onerous responsibility. If he is defeated by the elements he is not paid. He receives nothing, however much money, effort, sweat and tears he has put in. Salvage is not a business for the faint-hearted. Ian Tew joined Selco Salvage of Singapore in 1974, and spent over a decade on the front line. Already an experienced master mariner, he learnt the salvage trade in the busy waters of the Far East before rising to command some of the world's largest supertugs, eventually becoming a roving salvage master. In his odyssey he roamed the world, from the coast of Cornwall to the Southern Ocean, from the Gulf of Suez to the dangerous reefs of the South China Sea. This is a vivid account of those ten tough years - successes, failures, tows and rescues - a barge adrift in a hurricane in the English Channel - a freighter aground on a reef hundreds of miles from land with a tropical storm approaching - a trawler battered by the surf on a coral reef, its bottom ripped out - a tanker hit by a missile in the Gulf during the 'Tanker War' of the 1980s. The tugs themselves play a big part in the story, as do the crews and captains the author worked with. This gripping account of drama at sea is a tribute to the seamanship, courage and resourcefulness of the salvor, and an insight into the technical, commercial and human issues behind the headlines.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725640-9781574092561. It was written by the following authors: Ian Tew. Book Salvage - A Personal Odyssey, which can be read online, published by the company: Rowman & Littlefield. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, Sports Books, True Stories, Transport: general interest. The book was published on 2007-11-30 00:00:00. It has 296 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 730 g. File for download Salvage - A Personal Odyssey has PDF format and is called salvage-a-personal-odyssey.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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