ONE POINT MOORING SYSTEM FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING A FLUID INTO OR FROM A SHIP

A one-point mooring system arranged for loading or unloading fluid-cargo ships. The system includes a fixed member anchored to the water floor which carries a rotatable member having a mooring line connected thereto. The fixed member carries a first fluid line which is rotatably connected in fluid communication with a second fluid line carried by the rotatable member. The second fluid line is provided with a swivel to permit swivelling of the second line along a horizontal axis and is attached to a hose connectable to a ship for completing a flow path between the ship and the first fluid line. When the system is not accommodating a ship, the free ends of the hose and mooring line may be attached by means of a cable to a surface buoy to facilitate recovery of the mooring line and hose when the ship approaches.

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    United States Patent Office

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  • Authors:
    • Dickson, A F
    • Coombe, JGB
    • West, F G
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Patent Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3,515,182 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM