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Abstract

Offshore moorings provide temporary or permanent berthing for ships as well as for a wide range of floating structures including dry docks, piers, bridges, and oil drilling/production facilities. Tankers are often moored at offshore moorings during oil transfer operations. Floating dry docks, on the other hand, are normally secured to permanent mooring systems. The following paragraphs summarize the design of offshore mooring systems with an emphasis on the design of ship moorings in nearshore waters (i.e., water depths of 30 m or less).

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Mooring Line Horizontal Load Mooring System American Petroleum Institute Anchor Chain 
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