SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS

Single buoy moorings use either the continuously floating hose system or the float-sink system in which the hose is sunk and remains on the sea bed during those periods when no tanker is at the terminal. The latter system requires internal machinery in the terminal buoy with which to raise the hose system prior to the arrival of a tanker. The general design of the single buoy mooring system is discussed, including the number of anchor chains, usually from four to eight, and the method of anchoring the chains to the sea bed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated

    107 East 31st Street
    New York, NY  USA  10016
  • Authors:
    • Karl, R D
  • Publication Date: 1971-1-15

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  • Accession Number: 00056553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM