A Dry-Slip Facility for Fish Terminals on Open Coasts

Hans F. Burcharth, Jens- Chr. Schmidt, Daniel Semanu Odoom

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The paper describes a low cost facility for landing and shipping of fish and for bringing fishing boats ashore in periods of bad weather. The facility is meant for open coasts and represents an improvement from beach landing. Being a wooden pile structure it is much cheaper to construct than conventional harbours, and it represents an alternative to such harbours on coasts where littoral drift causes serious sedimentation and erosion. A proposal for a special device called "the dry-slip" for lifting fishing boats out of the water in bad weather situations is made. The dry-slip system was tested in a model. Cost estimates for a system capable of handling boats of sizes of up to a total weight of 10 tonnes are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg Universitetscenter, Inst. for Vand, Jord og Miljøteknik, Laboratoriet for Hydraulik og Havnebygning
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1982

Bibliographical note

Presented at the Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 1983

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  • Beach Landing
  • The Dry-Slip
  • Fish Terminals on Open Coasts
  • Harbours


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