The paper describes a new method for establishing connection between the tanker and the floating messenger line attached to the mooring bridle. The solution is to pick up the floating messenger line with a grapnel line in a plastic cylinder, fired by an air gun installed on the tanker. The system, called "ti-fast" is suitable for operation in hazardous areas and facilitates engagement of the mooring hawser, especially in high sea and at night. Practical experience in service and future development are discussed. Order from NSFI as No. 17282.

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  • Pagination: p. 95

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  • Accession Number: 00196237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM