Best Endeavours : Inside the World of Marine Salvage. First Edition in dustjacket


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REDDING, Tony. Best Endeavours : Inside the World of Marine Salvage. (London) : International Salvage Union / The ABR Company Limited, (2004). First Edition. Pp (5),[vi]-viii,[1]-255,(1). Illustrated throughout with b&w and colour photos. Double Column. 4to, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Marine salvage has a long history. It extends back to the classical world, when divers of Ancient Greece were rewarded with a share of cargoes recoveredfrom wrecks. Today, the fundamentals of marine salvage are unchanged. The salvor is rewarded in realtion to the value of property recovered. In the 21st century, however, salvage has a new focus: pollution prevention. Best Endeavours, published in the 50th Anniversary year of the International Salvage Union, offers a unique insight into the challenging and often dangerousbusiness of salvage. This book has accounts of over 100 salvage operations . It includes vivid narrative from the Salvage Masters in the front line. There are the battles to perform salvage on ships hit by missiles during the1980s "Supertanker War" involving Iran and Iraq, desperate struggles to sa ve ships thought to be beyond saving and cases involving work at remote locations and extreme conditions. This book is not a salvage textbook, but instead explores the human qualities which make salvage possible, even when the odds are heavily stacked against success. The text is supported by over 150 stunning photographs conveying the drama and hazards of working at the edge of the possible. This book paints a picture of the demanding nature of the task faced by those dealing with the aftermath of marine collisions, groundings, fires, explosions and spills." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Strange but true; 2. Ships that go bang in the night; 3. Epic voyages; 4. Typhoons and other natural perils; 5. In time of war; 6. Exocets and other projectiles; 7. Salvors under fire; 8. A matter of courage; . 9. The deep six; 10. Oil on the beach; 11. Chemical cocktails; 12. The art of persuasion; 13. Fire at sea; 14. Ships that go bump in the night; 15. Flora and fauna; 16. Big lifts; 17. An eye for a bargain; 18. Close calls; 19. Back from the brink; 20. Remote and difficult locations; 21. A matter of luck; 22. Spheres and other devices; 23. Hard aground; 24. Leper of the sea; 25. The politics of salvage; 26. Confronting the extraordinary; 27. A brush with the authorities; 28. Marine catastrophes; 29. Salvage with an audience; 30. Ships without a future; 31. The will to win. With Ship and Project Index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in nicked unclipped duatjacket. 125.00

Title: Best Endeavours : Inside the World of Marine Salvage. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: REDDING, Tony

Categories: 83,

Publisher: International Salvage Union / The ABR Company Limited, London, 2004, ISBN:1904050093:

Seller ID: 109866