APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING FLUIDS BETWEEN A SUBMERGED STORAGE TANK AND A FLOATING VESSEL

A surface unit for a single point mooring system wherein a vessel may be moored in the most advantageous position during loading. The unit has a floating terminal maintained at an offshore site by a tether pipe, one end of which is connected to the floating terminal and the other end anchored in the underwater formations. A loading boom having a flotation tank on the outer end thereof is pivotally mounted on the tether pipe beneath the surface of the water. Means is provided for lowering the outer end of the loading boom to a point adjacent the tether pipe to store the loading boom beneath the water surface when the loading boom is not in use.

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    United States Patent Office

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  • Authors:
    • Manning, W F
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Patent Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3,519,036 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM