A discussion of factors in the operation and maintenance of single buoy mooring terminals covers the world-wide distribution of SBM's and the varying problems of locations from the Arctic to the Middle East; effects of wind, wave, and current in hampering the mooring of tankers (requiring very rapid loading or unloading to make up the time lost); maintenance requirements; the development of an SBM terminal work boat by Lamnalco Ltd., the "Lamnalco Kingfisher", whose main features include a through main deck for hose work, 'A' frames, multiple winches, diving gear, compressors, decompression chambers, and plenty of storage space; operating requirements for staff, work boat, mooring launches, crew boat, and a general transportation boat; special needs of individual terminals in isolated locations; and a tabulation of SBM installations around the world including year of installation, country, locations, owner, and the size of tankers accommodated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Spearhead Publications Limited

    2 Fife Road
    Kingston-on-Thomas S, urrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stuart-Buttle, JAS
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM