The SEA RATCHET is a device which will substantially reduce wave induced motions as well as increase deck loading flexibility. Slung deeply beneath existing semisubmersibles using chains, the ratchet action results from its upward only damping action entraining a hundred thousand tons of apparent mass. Filmed scale model tests have been conducted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Offshore Technology Conference May 6-8, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Haselton, F R
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Hydrospace-Challenger Incorporated
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 2283
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM