The paper makes the point that single buoy moorings are now a well tried and thoroughly proven way of providing suitable berthage for the loading and discharge of tankers. The operation of single buoy moorings worldwide is discussed with particular regard to problems relating to moorings and hose connection between the SBM and the tanker. The risk of oil pollution with single buoy moorings is discussed because it is felt that this is a matter of vital importance in the light of general concern with the environment. It is suggested that important matters for future development relate to self-mooring and bow loading/discharge at single buoy moorings, and the paper reaches four conclusions which the Industry might well draw from experience to date with berths of this type.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Annual Tanker Conference (16th)

    Ponte Verda Club
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Dickson, A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 105-126

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1974 12:00AM