The term mooring arrangement refers to the pattern in which a vessel's mooring lines are arranged to secure the vessel in its berth. This paper points out the need, created by the advent of mammoth oil tankers, for using more efficient mooring patterns than those used in the past. The general principles which govern the restraint capacity of a mooring arrangement are discussed. Guidelines are presented for establishing the most efficient mooring pattern for a given situation at a conventional pier. The paper is presented in simple, non-technical terms so that it can be used as a tool in training shipboard personnel responsible for mooring vessels of all sizes. The paper should also be of value to pier designers as an aid in laying out mooring facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Annual Tanker Conference (14th)

    Pocono Manor Inn
    Pocono Manor, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Leibold, J
    • Mascenik, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1969-5-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 186-209

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM