Single-point mooring is in many cases the only means of loading or discharging the large tankers now coming into service. The use of these facilities is expanding rapidly, especially in the developing areas where oil activity is just beginning. One of the greatest advantages of monomoorings is that they can be used in both bad and good weather. At two terminals with both monomooring and fixed-head berths, the monomoorings are out of service only 3-5% of the time, but the fixed-head berths are unusable 13-15% of the average year. Special attention must be paid to the engineering of the heavy-duty oil hose. The single-point mooring can relieve dock congestion in handling special products, including LPG, crude oil, natural gas, tetraethyl- and tetramethyllead antiknock compounds, cement and coal slurries, corrosive fluids, etc. The design and the analysis of the motion of a buoy, as well as liquid transfer problems, are discussed. The single-point moorings currently in use, now being installed, and in the final planning stage throughout the world are tabulated.

  • Authors:
    • Black, J
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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  • Accession Number: 00056593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM