A SINGLE-POINT MOORING AND LOADING AND/OR UNLOADING SYSTEM, ESPECIALLY FOR TANKERS

A single-point mooring and loading and/or unloading system, especially for tankers, includes a mooring base anchored to the sea bottom; a mooring buoy tied to the base by a flexible restraining linkage of predetermined length including two relatively rotatable portions, one of which has a rigid pipe socket; a swivel for the transfer of cargo, rotatable over an arc of 360 deg in sealing engagement with the socket; flexible tubes cooperating with the swivel for the flow of cargo between the buoy and the base; and a brake device to prevent excessive twisting of the flexible tubes with respect to the restraining connection.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • German Patent Appl. 2,043,751 dated March 11, 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Esso Research and Engineering Company

    Florham Park, NJ  USA  07932
  • Authors:
    • Flory, J F
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM