The world's first offshore loading facility involving a dense mineral substance has been in operation since 1971 and located about 2 miles off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. Vessels load titanomagnetite ironsands in a slurry form via submarine pipeline and an Imodco mono buoy which is held on station by a six chain leg mooring system. The article covers in considerable detail the mooring assembly, base hook-up, vessel handling, suction dredge and stockpiling operations ashore.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Amundsen (Paul A)

    1612 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Ross, J C
    • PEARCE, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • World Ports
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Amundsen Publications, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Association of Port Authorities
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM