This specification discloses apparatus for the marine storage of fluids in a floating unit and for the offloading of said fluids from the floating unit to a tanker moored thereto. The floating storage and offloading unit, designed to be moored in deep water, has a spar buoy configuration provided by a storage tank comprising a central storage space enclosed by a plurality of long tubular elements which in at least one embodiment serve as buoyancy/ballast tanks as well as open-bottomed compartments for storing anchor and flowlines. On a production deck situated on the upper end of the storage tank, above the surface of the body of water in which the storage unit is moored, is an omnidirectional loading boom with a loading hose for transferring the stored fluid from the storage tank to a tanker.

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    United States Patent Office

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  • Authors:
    • Manning, W F
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Patent Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3,434,442 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM