Global Patent Index - EP 0824447 A4

EP 0824447 A4 2000-03-01 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOORING A VESSEL

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOORING A VESSEL

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR VERTAUUNG EINES SCHIFFES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL POUR AMARRER UN VAISSEAU

Publication

EP 0824447 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 95922899 A

Priority

  • US 9506694 W
  • US 43900895 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9635608A1] A mooring system for a vessel (30) including a mooring area (33) on a bottom surface thereof, includes a mooring element (10) coupled to the sea floor by a plurality of mooring tethers (11) which resides, when not in use, in a storage position a preselected depth below the surface. An upper surface of the mooring element includes a sealing surface (17) surrounding a target area to be coupled within the mooring area. The system includes apparatus (12) for raising the mooring element from the storage position into a mooring position in which the sealing surface is in contact with the bottom surface of the vessel so that mooring area is sealed between the bottom surface of the vessel and the target area and a pump (31) for lowering the pressure between the bottom surface of the vessel and the target area of the upper surface of the mooring element to a first level for immobilizing the mooring element with respect to the bottom surface of the vessel and a second level so that the mooring element is maintained in sliding contact with the bottom surface of the vessel. The system also includes a device for detecting a displacement of the mooring element from a desired position of the mooring element within the mooring area.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B63B 22/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B63B 22/02 (2006.01); B63B 27/34 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B63B 22/023 (2013.01); B63B 22/026 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9635608A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DK ES FR GB GR IE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9635608 A1 19961114; AU 2762795 A 19961129; AU 711751 B2 19991021; CA 2190637 A1 19961114; CN 1072150 C 20011003; CN 1148835 A 19970430; EP 0824447 A1 19980225; EP 0824447 A4 20000301; NO 964969 A 19961122; NO 964969 D0 19961122; NZ 288410 A 19980924; RU 2145933 C1 20000227

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011201

2001-02-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010112

2000-03-01 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000117

2000-03-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DK ES FR GB GR IE

1998-02-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19961108

1998-02-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DK ES FR GB GR IE