Resistance to hurricane action will be a major criterion in determining the type of mooring to be used with superports proposed for the Texas and Louisiana Gulf of Mexico. The Single Anchor Leg Mooring system has an inherent characteristic of being able to withstand the forces produced by hurricanes. A description is given of this mooring system, with the various elements described. Reference is made to two existing ports that make use of this system, one at Marsa el Brega in the Mediterranean Sea, and the other in the East China Sea at Okinawa. Differences in the type of function of the buoys at these ports are also described.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Authors:
    • O'Donnell, J P
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-19

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 85-89
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1974 12:00AM