DESIGN OF A MILITARY MONO-MOORING SYSTEM FOR TANKERS

The U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center has sponsored the design of a military, mono-mooring system for tankers. The design work was undertaken in response to an Army requirement for a mooring system to accommodate tankers up to 70,000 DWT in size at exposed, offshore locations while petroleum products are discharged through hoselines and pipelines to storage facilities. The designed military mono-mooring system consists of four major sub-systems; buoy -- a 42-foot overall-diameter, 180-ton floating structure to which the tanker is moored by its bow; cargo-transferring components -- 16-inch diameter hose, swivel, and swivel piping for conveying liquid cargo from tanker to submarine pipeline; anchoring components -- 3 inch chains and 15,000-lb STATO anchors for restraining the buoy at its offshore location; mooring components -- basically two 12-inch circumference nylon ropes for securing the tanker to the mooring buoy. Salient characteristics of the designed system include the same system components used in various worldwide locations and environments; the system is capable of rapid installation using Army manpower and equipment supplemented with a minimum of special heavy equipment; the system incorporates features to promote non- sinkability. The manpower, equipment and procedures for installation and operating the designed system are described and discussed. ( Author )

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Limited Number of Copies with color. Reproductions made in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Mobility Equipment R&D Center

    Fort Belvoir, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mayo, Henry C
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 240 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1974 12:00AM