An anchored, offshore apparatus for storing material below the surface of a body of water and for transporting the material from the storage area to a point adjacent the surface. The apparatus comprises on open-bottom storage tank anchored in a submerged position. A rigid-walled tether pipe is attached to the tank and extends substantially vertically upward therefrom. A floating terminal having a deck thereon is attached to the upper end of the tether pipe and serves to support the pipe in its vertical position. Material is transferred through the tether pipe between the tank and the terminal.

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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: 00053899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Patent Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3,519,034 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM