TECHNICAL RESOURCES

The Mechanics of Ship Explosions

By Rik van Hemmen

By Rik van Hemmen

Published – ASA Soundings, Summer 2019

This article discusses the mechanics of ship explosions and salvage implications. Since ASA Soundings is a bilingual publication, it is also provided in Spanish, which makes me wonder how they translated “tootling”. The sketches with the article were summary drawings of the findings on an M&O tank barge explosion investigation performed a number of years ago

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