Global Patent Index - EP 1060981 A1

EP 1060981 A1 2000-12-20 - Vessel comprising a semi-weathervaning mooring arrangement

Title (en)

Vessel comprising a semi-weathervaning mooring arrangement

Title (de)

Schiff mit Teilschwenk-Verankerungsanordnung

Title (fr)

Bateau avec un système d'ancrage semi-pivotant

Publication

EP 1060981 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99201971 A

Priority

EP 99201971 A

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to a vessel (1) comprising bow and stern anchor lines (3-8) located between 5% and 40% of the vessels total length from the midship position. The anchor lines (3-8) are connected at fairleads (11-14) at the sides of the vessel in fixed positions. The transverse stiffness of the bow anchor lines (3-6) is larger than the transverse stiffness of the stern anchor lines (7,8). The bow anchor lines (3-6) may be of greater stiffness than the rear anchor lines (7,8) by an increased pretensioning load or by addition of clump weights and/or may be located further from midship than the rear anchor lines. Hereby, a relatively simple passive weathervaning system is obtained wherein lateral displacement of the midship area is minimised and in which the moments exerted by environments can be efficiently counteracted. <IMAGE>

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

B63B 21/50

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B63B 21/50 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B63B 21/50 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1060981 A1 20001220; AU 5222300 A 20010109; BR 0011712 A 20020402; GB 0128037 D0 20020116; GB 2364037 A 20020116; GB 2364037 B 20021218; WO 0078600 A1 20001228

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