Effective Mooring, 3rd Edition (eBook)

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February 2010

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Effective Mooring, 3rd Edition (eBook)

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This publication discusses equipment, operating practices and procedures that lead to effective and safe mooring. The guide raises awareness of the hazards associated with mooring equipment and mooring operations by providing a better understanding of the subject. It provides recommendations on safety, minimum equipment levels and good operating practices, including a summary of the personal safety items. This guide complements existing technical publications, in particular Mooring Equipment Guidelines.

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This popular title, now in its third edition, provides practical guidance on the basic principles of mooring. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on safety, using a detailed understanding of the operational requirements to create a greater awareness of the dangers and hazards. Subjects covered include basic mooring theory, mooring winches, wires and ropes, mooring at buoys and anchoring. Minimum equipment levels and good operating practices are recommended throughout.



Section 1

Effective Mooring

1.1 What Does a Mooring System Do?

1.2 How Big are these Forces?

1.3 Mooring Layout

1.4 Wires or Synthetic Fibre Ropes

1.5 Elasticity

1.6 Vertical Angle (Dip)

1.7 Mixed Moorings

1.8 Synthetic Fibre Tails

1.9 Marine Loading Arms

1.10 Quick Release Hooks


Section 2

Mooring Winches

2.1 Winch Control Types

2.2 Winch Drums

2.3 Winch Brakes

2.4 Correct Layering

2.5 Split Drum Winches

2.6 Undivided Drum Winches

2.7 Correct Reeling

2.8 Brake Condition

2.9 Testing Brakes

2.10 Application of Brake

2.11 Incorrect Use of Brake

2.12 Exceptional Circumstances

2.13 Winch in Gear

2.14 Freezing Weather

2.15 Joining a New Ship

2.16 Safety Reminders


Section 3

Wire Mooring Lines

3.1 Construction of Wire Mooring Lines

3.2 Definitions

3.3 Typical Steel Wire Rope Constructions

3.4 Bend Radius

3.5 Advantages of Steel Wire Ropes

3.6 Certification

3.7 Stoppers for Use with Steel Wires

3.8 Care of Wire

3.9 Maintenance of Steel Wire Mooring Ropes

3.10 Selection of Anchor Point for 1st Layer of Wire on a Drum

3.11 Splicing Wire

3.12 Safety Reminders


Section 4

Synthetic Fibre Ropes

4.1 Construction of Synthetic Fibre Ropes

4.2 Types of Material Used

4.3 Relative Minimum Breaking Loads of Synthetic Ropes

4.4 Certification

4.5 Stoppers for Use with Synthetic Ropes

4.6 Belaying Synthetic Fibre Ropes on Bitts

4.7 Snap Back

4.8 Rope Care

4.9 Rope Inspection

4.10 Splicing

4.11 Safety Reminders


Section 5

Offshore Operations

5.1 Multi-Buoy Moorings

5.2 Single Point Moorings

5.3 Mooring to FPSOs and FSOs

5.4 Dedicated Shuttle Tankers

5.5 Conventional Tankers

5.6 Mooring Operation

5.7 Ship-to-Ship Transfer (STS)


Section 6

Windlasses and Anchoring

6.1 Brakes

6.2 Cable Stoppers

6.3 Anchor Cables

6.4 Communication

6.5 Maintenance of Windlass Brakes

6.6 Adjustments

6.7 Prolonged Periods of Non-Use

6.8 Safety Reminders


Section 7

Personal Safety

7.1 Handling of Moorings

7.2 Safe Handling of Tug Lines

7.3 Gloves

7.4 Safety Reminders

Title: Effective Mooring, 3rd Edition (eBook)
Number of Pages: 68
Product Code: WS1169EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-65-9 (9781905331659), ISBN 10: 1-905331-65-7 (1905331657)
Published Date: February 2010
Binding Format: Paperback

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