Mono Moorings for Mariners

Author(s) Captain F. D. Routledge
Publisher The Nautical Institute
Date 1989
Pages 69
Format pdf
Size 11 Mb







This is a very informative and useful publication written by Captain Routledge and released by the Nautical Institute to provide necessary guidance to the mariners when engaged in the mooring operations. The materials topics covered by Captain will be of great practical use to all of them.

First, the author provides some general information of the mono moorings together with their basic functions as well as the main reasons to be taken into consideration when choosing between different mooring types. Then, the installation and mooring of the buoys is addressed in detail.

This chapter is followed by the one dealing with the using tug and approaching the mooring, covering both conditions of loaded and light ship. Technical characteristics and periodic maintenance of the moorings is also covered as well as the recognized installation standards released by OCIMF.

Among other topics included in the book there are surface hoses and hose systems, stresses in the hose systems, movements of the ship on a single point mooring, emergency stops, measure to prevent pollution. The last chapter of the book deals with the ongoing trends and technical innovations. Numerous illustrations and data tables are included for better understanding of the topics.

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