Due to the ever increasing size of tankers and the inadequate facilities in the United States to accommodate these large vessels, a case is presented for the construction of offshore terminals utilizing the single buoy mooring system. Background information on the increase in size of tankers since 1961 is given, and a comparison of the single buoy mooring system to the offshore island terminal concept is also included. Reasons are given for preference of the single buoy mooring system over the offshore island, and several varied uses of the single buoy mooring system are also included in the discussion.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 56-64
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 99

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #3/841
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM