Disclosed herein is an elongated mooring float, adapted to have tank ships moored on either side thereof. Its anchor chain is connected to the anchor through a swivel ring rotatable about a pivot post on the anchor. Fluid passages through the anchor (each terminating in ports) open upwardly through the pivot post and laterally from the anchor respectively to interconnect fluid lines extending along the bottom with flexible hoses extending downwardly from the float at a location on the float which normally remains in substantial vertical registry with the anchor as the float and the ships moored thereto swing about the anchor as a center incident to changing wind and air currents. A further passage establishes a communication between the concave lower side of the anchor and an evacuation hose, whereby to increase the holding power of the anchor.

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    United States Patent Office

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  • Authors:
    • Gibson, R G
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Patent Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3,366,088 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM