The SALM differs considerably from conventional single point moorings. The mooring buoy is anchored to a base on the sea floor through a single anchor leg consisting of a pipe pivoted on a universal joint and a short anchor chain with chain swivel. Cargo passes from the base through the pipe to a submerged swivel housing at the top of the pipe. Loading hose connected to the housing rises to the surface some distance from the buoy and floats to the side of the moored tanker. Studies have shown the SALM offers considerable investment savings compared to conventional single point moorings in water depths greater than 100 ft. Safety and reliability are other principal advantages.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
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  • Authors:
    • Flory, J F
    • Mascenik, J
    • Pederson, K I
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 259-266
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1744 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM