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BERTHING AND MOORING FOR MAMMOTH SHIPS

Wellman has developed a single point system for discharge and loading of fuels and oils. The system allows 360 degree swiveling and has a spill tank to minimize the pollution danger. Normal anchor chains are used to hold the ship. A surface fender is placed at the top to prevent damage if the ship comes in contact with the structure. The system is capable of holding vessels up to 400,000 dwt. An offshore berthing station has also been designed, a system employing semi-submerged floating tanks as an off/on loading device. This docking facility would employ fenders capable of absorbing a velocity of ten inches per second, and would be unaffected by wave lap.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Atack, D C
    • Kohring, W
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00016613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1974 12:00AM