Global Patent Index - EP 1318072 A2

EP 1318072 A2 2003-06-11 - Mooring systems

Title (en)

Mooring systems

Title (de)

Verankerungssysteme

Title (fr)

Systèmes d'amarrage

Publication

EP 1318072 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 02258303 A

Priority

GB 0129239 A

Abstract (en)

A floating platform (80) has a mooring line (12) which passes through coupling apparatus (10) tethered to suction anchor (16). The coupling apparatus (10) allows the effective length (20) of the mooring line (12) between the platform (80) and the anchor (16) to be adjusted using a vessel (73) independent of the platform (80). The vessel (73) pulls the mooring line (12) through the coupling apparatus (10), reducing the effective length (20) of mooring line (12), until the floating platform (80) is in a desired position. The coupling apparatus (10) includes a locking device to prevent the effective length (20) of the mooring line (12) from changing once the floating platform (80) is in the desired position. <IMAGE>

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

B63B 21/50; B66D 1/72

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B63B 21/50 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B63B 21/50 (2013.01); B63B 2021/505 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1318072 A2 20030611; GB 0129239 D0 20020123; NO 20025843 A 20030610; NO 20025843 D0 20021205

INPADOC legal status


2006-01-11 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050701

2003-06-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SI SK TR

2003-06-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO