A surface unit for a single point mooring system comprises a floating terminal attached by a universal joint to a rigid-walled tether pipe which is anchored to the bottom, a loading boom pivotally mounted on the pipe beneath the water surface, a floatation tank on the outer end of the boom, a transition arm mounted on the terminal and forming a fluid path between the terminal and the boom, a releasable device connecting the outer end of the transition arm to the inner end of a fluid conduit which extends the length of the boom for loading and unloading, and a device for lowering the outer end of the boom to a point adjacent the tether pipe to store it vertically beneath the water surface when not in use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Patent Classification No. C1.141/387.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mobil Oil Corporation

    Paulsboro, NJ  United States  08066
  • Authors:
    • Manning, W F
  • Publication Date: 1970-7-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM