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MOORING DEVICE

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114230100MOORING DEVICE89
20130036961Shallow Water Rolling Pole Anchor - A shallow water anchoring device that attaches to the outside hull of a boat. The device drives a sharpened rod into the floor of the body of water. The rod is driven perpendicularly to the water line of the body of water. The device uses an electric motor to drive the driving wheel that drives the rod into the floor. The driving wheel is coated by an elastic material to increase the physical force between the driving wheel and the rod when pressed together. The rod is housed within a tube that connects to the housing of the driving wheel. The housings connect using a pivot. The electric motor can be manually operated or wirelessly.02-14-2013
20090013916Method of Intercepting and Yawing a Sailing Vessel With External Propulsion Means - A method for intercepting and yawing an errant sailing vessel is disclosed, wherein the vessel might have been hijacked or malfunctioned and in danger of colliding with an object. The method comprises dispatching a watercraft to approach the sailing vessel and secures itself to one side of the sailing vessel's hull. Preferably, a second watercraft is secured to the other side of the vessel's hull. At least one of the watercrafts is then operated to direct propulsion thrust to yaw the vessel in a desired direction. Preferably still, the first and second watercrafts are each secured respectively to the right and left sides of the vessel's hull proximate to the stem or bow end. The first (right side) watercraft then operates a fluid propulsion which thrust is directed away from the vessel's right side while the second (left side) watercraft's propulsion is on standby. As a result, the vessel is turned rightward or clockwise. Conversely, the first watercraft may be put on standby while the second watercraft's propulsion is operated such that the thrust is directed away from the vessel's left side, thereby causing the vessel to turn leftward or anti-clockwise.01-15-2009
20110271891MOORING WINCH AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CABLE OF A MOORING WINCH - An electrically driven mooring winch is provided. The mooring winch includes a winding drum, an AC motor configured to drive the winding drum, a frequency conversion unit connected to the AC motor, and a control unit configured to control the frequency conversion unit on the basis of an indicator for tension of the mooring rope. The control unit is configured to set a reference value of rotational speed of the AC motor to a predetermined value, drive the AC motor in one direction for a predetermined time interval, define a first value of a torque of the AC motor, drive the AC motor in an opposite direction for the predetermined interval, define a second value of the torque of the AC motor, and compute a torque estimate using the first and second values of the torque.11-10-2011
20090188418Marine dockline holder - The marine dockline holder provides an easy place to leave the docklines in an elevated position when the boat leaves the dock, enabling the lines to be easily retrieved and attached to the boat upon its return to the dock. The marine dockline holder has a line hook attached to the top of a two-piece rod. The rod is inserted into a spring which is in turn inserted into a deck mounting plate. The deck mounting plate is mounted to a dock by two connecting bolts passing though the upper and lower mounting plates, and though gaps in the dock's surface.07-30-2009
20080289558Lasar Scanning for Mooring Robot - A profile scanner for locating a target zone on a profile of a vessel comprising an emitter adapted to progressively or instantaneously radiate towards the vessel; a receiver providing a signal indicative of radiation incident thereon; a controller or processor including stored instructions, for energising the emitter and receiving the signal, and adapted to determine the vertical location of the target zone relative to scanner.11-27-2008
20090090288Transfer of wheeled objects - According to the invention, a system is provided for connecting two vessels to each other or for connecting a vessel to a land-based structure for the transfer of objects. The system according to the invention comprises at least one projecting body adapted for attachment to one of the vessels and at least one receiving means adapted for attachment to the other vessel or to the land-based structure, the receiving means also comprising side members with recesses for cooperation with the projecting bodies. The invention also comprises a method for transferring material and a landing vessel for connecting to a cargo vessel.04-09-2009
20090090289Apparatus for affixing a dock to an inboard mooring pole - An apparatus is disclosed especially configured and adapted for mooring a floating dock to an inboard mooring pile—a pile positioned within and extending through the top deck of a floating dock—. The apparatus minimizes damage to both dock and mooring piles caused by changes in tide, waves, wake and other water disturbances while, simultaneously, adding stability to the floating dock—especially in regarding to listing—. The apparatus is comprised of a cylindrical sleeve which is coaxially applied to a mooring pile, a dock mounted mooring bracket comprised of a base plate which connects to the sleeve mounted upon the pile via at least one “U” shaped arm. The arm, in turn, extends, and is mounted upon a vertical planar portion of the base plate and is disposed in a parallel relation to the top surface of the floating dock. An inner, semi-circular portion of the “U” shaped arm engages selected and parallel circumferential grooves formed in the outer surface of the sleeve. The base plate, in turn, is affixed to a structurally sound portion of the floating dock adjacent to a pile aperture through which the mooring pile extends. In certain alternate preferred embodiments, an elongated rod is utilized to firmly engage a selected circumferential groove of the columnar sleeve. In such embodiments, the elongated rod is mounted to the floating via a mounting means at both termini of the elongated rod. Embodiments utilizing elongated rods for engagement of the columnar sleeve utilize at least two such rods and engage the columnar sleeve on opposite sides thereof.04-09-2009
20090223428ANCHORING SYSTEM FOR WATERCRAFT VESSELS - An anchoring system for a watercraft vessel, the anchoring system including an anchor bracket configured to be mountable on the watercraft vessel; a sleeve attached to the anchor bracket, the sleeve having an aperture disposed longitudinally therethrough; a sliding tube inserted through the sleeve, the sliding tube being at least partially hollow and having a first end and a second end, a rod having a first end disposed within a sliding tube lumen and a second end having a floor contacting tip; the floor contacting tip operable to penetrate the bottom of a creek, lake, river or ocean flat and a retraction member connected to the rod. The retraction member is configured to retract the rod into the sliding tube and retract the sliding tube through the sleeve.09-10-2009
20090020058SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A WATERCRAFT DOCKING DEVICE - Systems and methods for providing a docking device for watercrafts. An apparatus that is configured to receive a watercraft and includes a fold down anchor on one end of a frame for the purpose of anchoring the apparatus onto the shore, using the weight of the watercraft. Extendable arms on each side of the frame, opposite the anchor, fold out to stabilize the apparatus on the shore. The apparatus further includes a receiving system that includes one or more rollers. Where four rollers are used, a first set of two rollers sit above the anchor to guide the watercraft onto the apparatus while gliding onto the shore. A second set of two rollers are located on the top of the mounting device to hold the hull in place while docked.01-22-2009
20120312218Mooring Components - A mooring component for use in mooring system comprises a plurality of deformable elements having a reversible non-linear stress-strain response. The deformable elements are formed from elastomeric materials and have different lengths and/or cross-sectional areas and/or are formed from different materials. The overall response of the component is a composite reversible non-linear stress-strain response that is a combination of the responses of each of the plurality of elements. The stress-strain response of the component may be tailored to the expected environmental loading for the location at which the mooring system is to be used.12-13-2012
20110061580ANCHOR SYSTEM FOR A KAYAK - Apparatus is disclosed for anchoring a kayak to the bottom of a body of shallow water. The apparatus includes first and second tubes for attachment to the kayak proximate the upper portion of the kayak between the bow and the stern of the kayak, and first and second shafts which are disposed in the first and second tubes, respectively. A gear box is provided proximate the seat which comprises two sets of gearing mechanisms for operative engagement with the two shafts, and a rotatable handle which is external to the gear box for operative connection to the first and second gearing mechanisms. First and second actuation devices external to the gear box are provided which have first and second positions, and, in the first position, the actuation devices function to establish operative connection between the first and second gearing mechanisms and a rotatable handle, which, when rotated in a first direction, deploys the two shafts from a position inside each tube to a position outside the tubes and into engagement with the bottom of the body of water. An anchoring system according to the present invention thus permits the operator of the kayak to anchor the kayak at both the bow and stern by apparatus which is located proximate the seat of the kayak and which may be operated using only one hand. In an alternative embodiment, only one tube containing a shaft is provided. In this embodiment, the kayak may be anchored from the bow or from the stern, but not from both. In this latter embodiment, the need for an actuation device is eliminated.03-17-2011
20120152161DOCKING AID APPARATUS WITH UTILITY IMPLEMENT - This invention is for a docking aid to help dock a boat to a docking post, or to pull a boat closer to the shore. It comprises of a shaft and a tensile member. The tensile member may pass through the shaft and form one or more loops at the ends of the shaft. One loop may be used to dock to a docking pole, while a second loop may be used as a handle to pull, or to loop around another docking element. At least one loop may have a utility implement with an attached tool. This tool may be used to grab a docking post from a boat, to grab an inbound boat from a dock, to pull closer to a second boat, or to grab objects out of the water that may have fallen overboard. The docking aid may also be floatable.06-21-2012
20120055387Shallow Water Anchor - A shallow water anchor is provided. The shallow water anchor comprises a first anchor extension and a second anchor extension axially received by a housing. The first anchor extension is axially received by the second anchor extension such that the first and second anchor extensions are sequentially deployable from the housing using an actuation arrangement. The actuation arrangement is controlled by a control interface that is operable to detect when the shallow water anchor has reached a fully extended state and fully retracted state. The shallow water anchor further includes a biasing compensator that compensates for fluctuations in the overall depth of water the anchor is deployed in due to waves or other anomalies.03-08-2012
20100012010MOORING ASSEMBLY - A mooring assembly for a vessel comprises a receiving vessel part, a geostationary part received rotatably in said receiving vessel part and a main bearing assembly connecting the geostationary part to the receiving vessel part. The main bearing assembly comprises at least two separate bearings which are manipulable such that the one or the other or both bearings are in an operative position, thus allowing the non-operative bearing to be replaced, overhauled, repaired and alike in situ.01-21-2010
20100012009MOORING SYSTEM WITH ACTIVE CONTROL - A vessel mooring system which includes at least two mooring robots that can be secured to a terminal and/or a vessel, each robot includes an attractive force attachment element and a base structure. The attachment element can be engaged with a vertically extending side surface and to exert an attractive force normal to the surface. Each robot can measure the attractive force between the attachment element and the surface to provide an “attractive force capacity reading”. The force between the attachment element and the fixed structure of the mooring robot can be measured to provide a “normal force reading”. From monitoring of the relationship between the attractive force capacity reading and the normal force a control of the mooring robot can be provided such that if there is a tending to separate the attachment elements from said vessel the attractive force may be increased and/or alarm is sounded.01-21-2010
20090020059Mooring System - A system for mooring a vessel at an offshore site comprises at least one floating mooring element with two opposite mooring bodies for receiving therebetween and engaging the hull of the vessel. Each mooring element is movable between an upper position for engaging the hull of the vessel and a lower position in which at least one of its mooring bodies is lowered below the upper position for disengaging the hull of the vessel. Further means are provided for maintaining a substantially stationary position of the mooring element relative to the seabed. Preferably the system comprises at least two mooring elements spaced in the longitudinal direction of the vessel.01-22-2009
20090020060APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCONNECTING AN ELONGATED MEMBER EXTENDING FROM A WATERBORNE VESSEL - In some embodiments, apparatus for disconnecting at least one elongated member extending between a waterborne vessel and at least one other object includes a cable extendable between the waterborne vessel and the other object. When the distance between the waterborne vessel and the other object exceeds a certain distance, the cable causes the at least one elongated member to be released from the vessel or other object.01-22-2009
20120298028MOORING LIMB - A mooring limb for damping the oscillations of a moored object comprising an axially extensible outer sheath, and an inner radially compressible core, the core being compressible radially by the sheath as the axial length of the limb increases, the limb being axially contractible as a result of a force provided by the core acting radially outward onto the sheath.11-29-2012
20100186652VESSEL MOORING MONITOR - A method and apparatus for monitoring for damage to or failure of a mooring system comprising mooring lines (07-29-2010
20110297066Containment Boom Mooring System - A containment boom mooring system for efficiently anchoring containment booms over extended periods of time and in varying sea conditions. The containment boom mooring system generally includes a clamping frame having a first and second frame section pivotally connected upon a first end and having a latching assembly upon a second end for securing the frame sections in a pivotally closed position, a first and second resilient retainer extending along the inner sides of the first and second frame sections to frictionally engage a first side and a second side of a containment boom, a first and a second buoyancy member extending from the first and second frame sections, and an anchor assembly extending from the clamping frame which is adapted to extend below a water surface for mooring the clamping frame.12-08-2011
20100175605DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOORING A VESSEL - The present invention relates to a device for the attachment of a rope to a securing point by a person for mooring a vessel, comprising a support which is configured to releasably attach the rope to the securing point, and an elongate arm which is configured to be grasped at or near an end by the person and is configured such that the support can be attached at or near an opposite end so that attachment to the securing point can be carried out by the person at a distance. The elongate arm and the support attached thereto make it possible to displace a part of the rope at a distance and thus facilitate mooring.07-15-2010
114230110 Whip or whip base 2
20090107385MOORING SYSTEM - Mooring system arranged in a body of water for the mooring of multiple surface or semi-submersible vessels or platforms with a artificial seafloor grid designed as a mesh-like structure arranged in a substantially horizontal plane in the body of water. The artificial seafloor grid including means for attachment to said vessel or platform, and is mechanically coupled to the bottom of the sea using anchoring elements.04-30-2009
20110023766fiber and resin composite structural members - A mooring whip made from a fiber reinforced bar is disclosed. The bar has an upper surface and a lower surface. A tapered, wedge shaped piece including the lower surface is removed to produce a tapered whip in which reinforcing fibers adjacent to the upper surface remain intact along the length of the whip. A mooring whip base comprising a receiver for receiving the base of the mooring whip is disclosed. The receiver is mounted for pivotal movement between two walls.02-03-2011
114230120 Having ship-mounted turret 9
20130032072FACILITY IN PARTICULAR FOR PRODUCING AND PROCESSING FLUIDS, INCLUDING A FLOATING UNIT PROVIDED WITH A SYSTEM FOR SINGLE-POINT MOORING - A facility for producing and processing fluids, including a boat with a system for rotatable single-point mooring via a turret pivotably mounted in a shaft which extends vertically through the hull of the boat. The turret includes an upper portion having a rotary device for receiving and supporting incoming fluid-transfer pipes, and an upper bearing, smaller in diameter than the shaft, positioned between a head portion of the upper portion of the turret and a supporting structure connected to the hull of the vessel. The upper bearing of the turret is located above the rotary device for receiving and supporting the incoming fluid-transfer pipes.02-07-2013
20080289559DISCONNECTABLE TURRET MOORING SYSTEM FOR A VESSEL - A disconnectable turret mooring system for a vessel is provided, comprising a turret positioned in a moonpool of the vessel and having an upper part cooperating with a first upper bearing assembly positioned between the turret and the vessel, and a lower disconnectable buoy part cooperating with a second lower bearing assembly positioned between the turret and the vessel, wherein the lower bearing assembly comprises a number of discrete circumferentially spaced bearing members which are attached to and extend radially inwards from the vessel for engaging the lower disconnectable buoy part of the turret, and which bearing members are displaceable radially between an inner operative position for engaging the lower disconnectable buoy part and an outer inoperative position for disengaging the lower disconnectable buoy part.11-27-2008
20110017117Floating Support Fitted with a Turret Including Rolling Bearings out of the Water - An oil production floating support including a disconnectable mooring system for anchor lines to the sea bottom and for bottom-to-surface connection pipes. The floating support comprises a mooring buoy for mooring lines and bottom-to-surface connection pipes, the buoy preferably being an annular buoy. The floating support being characterized in that said turret has a watertight tubular outer structure having a bottom wall assembled in watertight manner to the bottom end of the watertight tubular outer structure. The tubular outer structure contains an inner structure secured at its top end to the hull. The inner and outer tubular structures co-operate with at least one bottom rolling or friction bearing, enabling the inner structure to turn, with the outer structure not being caused to turn when the floating support is caused to turn about a vertical axis ZZ′ of the cavity and of the watertight tubular outer structure. The bottom rolling or friction bearing being situated beneath the surface of the water, but inside said watertight outer structure.01-27-2011
20130213290DISCONNECTABLE TURRET MOORING SYSTEM - A disconnectable turret mooring system includes a mooring buoy, a turret structure, and a buoy locking system for locking the mooring buoy to the turret structure, whereby the turret structure includes an intermediate connection member, which includes the buoy locking system, wherein the intermediate connection member is rotatably supported by the turret structure. A method of mooring a vessel includes a turret structure to a mooring buoy, whereby the turret structure is arranged to receive the mooring buoy. The turret mooring system includes a turret structure that is rotatably supported by the vessel and an intermediate connection member that is rotatably supported by the turret structure. The method includes: receiving the mooring buoy into the turret structure, locking the mooring buoy to the intermediate connection member, and rotating the intermediate connection member and the turret structure with respect to each other.08-22-2013
20110162571MOORING SYSTEM FOR A VESSEL, AND A METHOD OF MOORING A VESSEL - A mooring system for a vessel and a method of mooring a vessel are provided. The mooring system comprises a turret structure; a swivel unit mounted on the turret structure; a bearing assembly for rotatably mounting the turret structure at deck level of the vessel such that the turret structure extends into a moonpool of the vessel and such that the swivel unit is disposed above deck level; a plurality of conduits for fluid communication disposed in the turret structure; a buoy structure retrievable into the moonpool of the vessel and connectable to the turret structure; a locking assembly for mechanically locking the buoy structure to the turret structure; and wherein the turret structure is rotatable as one to align the conduits to corresponding riser valve structures on the buoy structure prior to mechanically locking the buoy structure to the turret structure.07-07-2011
20120012044MOORING SYSTEM WITH DECOUPLED MOORING LINES AND/OR RISER SYSTEM - A vessel includes a hull with a turret, a cavity in the turret and a mooring buoy releasably attached in the cavity, the buoy including a buoyant body and carrying a number of risers, extending to a subsea hydrocarbon well and a number of anchor lines connected to the sea bed, wherein upon connection of the buoy to the cavity, the buoy is attached to a pulling member connected to a winch on the vessel for lifting of the buoy. Each anchor line and/or riser at its upper end is connected to a stopper member, the stopper member being attached to the pulling member, wherein during lifting, each anchor line and/or riser and the stopper member are movable relative to the buoyant body in a length direction of the anchor lines and/or risers, and wherein after connection of the buoyant body to the cavity, the stopper member is engaged with an abutment member on the buoyant body to support the anchor line and/or riser weight off the body.01-19-2012
20080202404VESSEL WITH MOORING SYSTEM, AND MOORING SYSTEM - Vessel with mooring system, comprising a turret anchored to the seabed and a turret casing being part of the vessel, wherein the turret and turret casing are interconnected by a connecting element comprising a bearing arrangement and wherein the connecting element has a first end connected to the turret casing and an opposite second end connected to the turret. The connecting element is positioned in such a manner that it experiences tensile forces. When the turret downwardly loads the turret casing the first end of the connecting element is positioned at a higher level then the second end thereof. When the turret upwardly loads the turret casing the first end of the connecting element is positioned at a lower level then the second end thereof.08-28-2008
20130199432DEVICE FOR ROTATING TURNTABLE - A device for rotating a turntable includes a turret and a turntable bearing The turret is rotatable in a through-going opening or well in the hull of a vessel and has axial and radial bearing assemblies arranged in a polar array about the turret center line. In order to reduce the substantial wear caused by relative movements between the axial wheels of the bearing assembly and the circular rail on the bearing support structure, the axial wheels are conically shaped with a double curved surface rolling on the upward facing edge of the circular rail with a slope aligned with an extension line of the rail substantially intersecting with the shaft center line at the center line of the turret. The radial bearing assembly includes horizontally arranged radial wheels with double curved surfaces. Each wheel rolls on an inward facing edge of the circular rail.08-08-2013
20130269582TURRET BEARING STRUCTURE FOR VESSELS - A radial bearing arrangement (10-17-2013
114230130 Including tower or riser connected to sea floor (e.g., column, mast, etc.) 10
20120090522Anchoring System for a Kayak - Apparatus and system are disclosed for anchoring a kayak to the bottom of a body of shallow water. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tube for attachment to the kayak proximate the upper portion of the kayak between the bow and the stern of the kayak, and a shaft which is disposed in the tube. A gear box is provided proximate the seat which comprises a gearing mechanism for operative engagement with the shaft, and a rotatable handle which is external to the gear box for operative connection to the gearing mechanism. The rotatable handle, when rotated in a first direction, deploys the shaft from a position inside the tube to a position outside the tube and into engagement with the bottom of the body of water. An anchoring system according to this embodiment permits the operator of the kayak to anchor the kayak at the bow or stern.04-19-2012
20120285358SIDE-BY-SIDE MOORING BAY - A mooring system may comprise a station keeping apparatus having a turntable rotatably mounted thereon. The station keeping apparatus is operable to movably couple to a first vessel and to a second vessel in a side-by-side configuration. The turntable is operable to freely rotate both the first and the second vessel about the station keeping apparatus. The station keeping apparatus is securable to the second vessel using a head mooring line having a length which is adjustable for aligning a heading of both the first and the second vessel with a prevailing weather direction. Further, the mooring system may comprise a rigid yoke or a soft yoke movably coupling the turntable to the first vessel for angular adjustment between the station keeping apparatus and a longitudinal center line of the first vessel.11-15-2012
20110041752ANCHORMAN MARINE MOORING AND DOCKING SYSTEM - The Anchorman System invention is a unique and ecologically friendly invention to dock, moor, and secure small watercraft and marine recreation products. The Invention is designed to eliminate the backbreaking job of installing and un-installing equipment each boating season. In addition, the Invention serves as a Terrestrial photo electric (Solar Panel) anchoring system permitting the optimal placement for solar panel anchorages.02-24-2011
20110209652Shallow Water Anchor - A shallow water anchor is provided. The shallow water anchor comprises a first anchor extension and a second anchor extension axially received by a housing. The first anchor extension is axially received by the second anchor extension such that the first and second anchor extensions are sequentially deployable from the housing an actuation arrangement. The actuation arrangement is controlled by a control interface that is operable to detect when the shallow water anchor has reached a fully extended state and fully retracted state. The shallow water anchor further includes a biasing compensator that compensates for fluctuations in the overall depth of water the anchor is deployed in due to waves or other anomalies.09-01-2011
20120125247RATCHETING BOAT ANCHOR - A ratcheting boat anchor allows various watercraft and other objects to be anchored to an anchoring material, such as a section of ground, with increased safety and convenience. The ratcheting boat anchor may include a rod or shaft having one or more blades which may be driven into the anchoring material to secure the anchor. A ratcheting mechanism may be provided to allow a user to rotate the rod in one or more directions without performing an undesirable and potentially hazardous 360 degree rotation or motion with the user's body. The user may rotate the rod through one or more arms of the ratcheting boat anchor. Watercraft and other objects may be attached to an anchor point on the ratcheting boat anchor.05-24-2012
20110107952Anchor system - A push-pole anchor has a hollow housing securable on the stern of a boat and a plurality of anchor members telescopically extendable from the housing. A power source, which can be a hydraulic pump connected to an electric motor, supplies hydraulic fluid into the housing pushing the anchor members into an extended deployed position. Reverse activation of the pump causes the hydraulic fluid to be sucked from the housing, thereby retrieving the anchor members into a retracted position.05-12-2011
20110259256SHALLOW WATER ANCHOR SYSTEM - A shallow water anchor system configured to secure a watercraft to a location in a shallow body of water. The shallow water anchor system includes an L-shaped mounting bracket coupled to the watercraft. The shallow water anchor system includes a mount sized and shaped to be coupled to the L-shaped mounting bracket. The mount includes an attachment member sized and shaped to be coupled to the L-shaped mounting bracket. The mount includes a support extending from the attachment member and extending at an off-right angle from the attachment member. The mount includes a channel coupled to the support and extending substantially perpendicularly therefrom. The shallow water anchor system includes a spike sized and shaped to extend through the channel and be held thereby.10-27-2011
20110209653Shallow Water Anchor - A shallow water anchor is provided. The shallow water anchor comprises a first anchor extension and a second anchor extension axially received by a housing. The first anchor extension is axially received by the second anchor extension such that the first and second anchor extensions are sequentially deployable from the housing an actuation arrangement. The actuation arrangement is controlled by a control interface that is operable to detect when the shallow water anchor has reached a fully extended state and fully retracted state. The shallow water anchor further includes a biasing compensator that compensates for fluctuations in the overall depth of water the anchor is deployed in due to waves or other anomalies.09-01-2011
114230140 Having boom means 2
20110139054ADJUSTABLE AND DISCONNECTABLE SUBMERGED-YOKE MOORING SYSTEM - A single point mooring includes a yoke-shaped articulated arm assembly, which is affixed to the seabed by a fixed foundation or mooring base assembly, and a mooring support structure, which is retrofitted to a vessel. The articulated arm is connected to the base by a triaxial articulation joint for accommodating yaw, pitch and roll. To moor the vessel, the arm is connected to the mooring support structure with weighted pendants on port and starboard sides. The pendants are suspended at an adjustable elevation with respect to the mooring support structure, thus allowing the mooring system to be used at varying water depths. A combined connection bracket hosts both pendant linkages and umbilicals or hoses for speeding the process of connecting and disconnecting a vessel from the mooring system. A removable anchor, such as a suction pile, fixes the mooring system to the seabed, allows the system to be easily redeployed to another location.06-16-2011
201200553882 STEP CAM MOORING SYSTEM - A mooring system includes a vessel and a elongate mooring column having an upper end connected to an arm on the vessel projecting from the vessel bow and a lower end connected to the sea bed via anchor lines, characterized in that the arm is pivotable around a transverse axis.03-08-2012
114230150 Boom type 12
20090158985DISCONNECTABLE MOORING SYSTEM - A disconnectable mooring system is provided, comprising a vessel with an outrigger supporting a riser assembly in a disconnectable manner, which riser assembly is provided with a riser top body which by means of disconnectable latching means is attached to the outrigger. The riser top body additionally is connected to the outrigger by means of a braking device for temporarily controlling the downward speed of the riser top body after disconnecting a mechanism. The braking device comprises a first end permanently connected to one of the riser top body and outrigger, and a second end releasably connected to the other of the riser top body and outrigger.06-25-2009
20100107954Boat docking apparatus - A boat docking unit for small boats secures a boat to a dock structure without use of ropes, anchors or fenders. The unit has a pair of docking arms each having an elongated tubular housing, a telescoping member capable of telescoping movement within the housing. A pair of compression springs mounted in the housing in contact with the telescoping member dampens the wave force so as to restrict yaw of the boat docked at the pier. The docking arms pivotally secure the boat to the dock structure allowing a limited pitch motion of the boat.05-06-2010
20090272307SWINGABLE SPACING DOCK - A swingable spacing dock is configured to berth a ship spaced from the shoreline and includes a support positioned on shore, a swingable dock arm pivotally mounted on the support, and a powered drive. The dock arm is driven by the powered drive to swing between a ship docking position where the dock arm extends outwardly beyond the shoreline to engage the berthed ship and a storage position where the dock arm is positioned substantially entirely over the shore.11-05-2009
20120285359Rigid Quick Connect Mooring Device - A rigid mooring system that instantly secures pontoons, float planes, boats, and other forms of craft to a variety of dockage types and consists of two identical, yet separately positioned devices which together moor a craft safely away from the dockage. Barrel plate hinges permanently secure the two devices to the dockage allowing both the devices and the attached craft vertical motion but prohibit parallel or lateral movement. Each device has two reinforced arms coming together to form a right triangle shaped rigid body with one arm projecting further, bending into a curved attaching end.11-15-2012
114230160 Vertically slidable 3
20110297067Watercraft Stabilizing Device for Boarding or Exiting - An apparatus for stabilizing a watercraft for boarding or exiting comprising an elongated cradle arm support member for attaching vertically to a docking structure and a cradle arm for attaching to the cradle arm support member, in which the cradle arm has a generally V-shaped upper surface for cradling the under surface of a watercraft, restricting roll. The cradle arm is adjustably connecting the cradle arm support member, for selectively fixing the arm to the cradle arm support member in one of a range of vertical positions to accommodate changing water levels.12-08-2011
20110094429Vertically varying nautical mooring device - A vertically varying nautical mooring device for automatically adjusting the vertical positioning of a floating vessel relative to a rise or fall in the local water level. The devices provide a vertically adjusting mooring device for a floating vessel comprising a pair of horizontally extending attachment brackets for supporting at least one elongated vertical support shaft at some distance from a support structure (such as a piling) wherein the support shaft is suspended in a vertical orientation between the attachment brackets and wherein a generally toroidally and symmetrically shaped slide which fits about the elongated vertical support shaft such that the slide is able to rotate about and move vertically along the elongated vertical support shaft.04-28-2011
20130167764WATERCRAFT MOORING STANDOFF - A portable bracket is removably attached to a structure, such as a tree, for the purpose of relieving the strain on a hunter who is holding and aiming their firearm. A bracket comprising a back plate and a horizontal plate is secured to a tree using a strap and binder arrangement. The firearm support is portable and lightweight and maybe useful for other purposes within a campsite, such as holding a lantern and a like.07-04-2013
114230170 Of extensible length 5
20080314304SPRING LINE ASSEMBLY - A mooring device including two telescoping tubes, a pair of ropes for securing a boat to a dock or piling, and a spring biasing the ropes and/or tubes with respect to one another to adjust to changes in waves and/or tides, while maintaining the boat at a safe distance from the dock or piling.12-25-2008
20090139439PORTABLE BOAT MOORING SYSTEM - A portable boat mooring system is provided that includes a base removably or non-removably attached to a pier. An arm assembly can extend from the base outwardly beyond an edge of the pier. A mooring line that has a resiliently flexible portion thereof attaches a boat to the system while mooring the boat to the pier and maintaining a space therebetween. A tool-less hardware assembly can be utilized which allows users to manually install the base to the pier while they remain on top of the pier or above an upper surface of the pier during the entire installation. An anchoring device can selectively hold the mooring line at a predetermined length or state of tension.06-04-2009
114230180 Biased to particular length or position 3
20130160691SHOCK ABSORBING DOCKING SPACER WITH FLUID COMPRESSION BUFFERING - A shock absorbing docking spacer for connecting a vessel to a mooring structure and which includes first and second sections relatively telescopically movable longitudinally relative to one another so as to define a variable effective overall length for the docking spacer and wherein one section contains an airtight air bag and the air bag is connected to the other section such that as the first and second sections move relatively inwardly relative to one another the air bag provides a buffer for absorbing impact forces between the first and second sections brought about by ambient conditions.06-27-2013
20100229776Boat docking apparatus - A boat docking unit for small boats secures a boat to a dock structure without use of ropes, anchors or fenders. The unit has a pair of docking arms each having an elongated tubular housing, a telescoping member capable of telescoping movement within the housing. A pair of compression springs mounted in the housing in contact with the telescoping member dampens the wave force so as to restrict yaw of the boat docked at the pier. The docking arms pivotally secure the boat to the dock structure allowing a limited pitch motion of the boat.09-16-2010
20100206210APPARATUS FOR FIXING FLOATING BODIES - An apparatus is described for fixing floating bodies (08-19-2010
114230200 Line type (e.g., rope, chain, hawser, cable, etc.) 35
20110192336FLOATING UNIT - The present invention relates to a unit adapted to float in a body of water with a sea bed. The unit comprises a station-keeping system comprising a mooring line, the mooring line comprising a connection portion and a tail portion and when the unit is floating. The body of water reaches a still water line of the unit and the connection portion extends from the sea bed to a mooring line handling arrangement of the unit. The arrangement is adapted to actively alter the length of the connection portion. When the mooring line is in a permanent mooring position, at least a portion of the tail portion is located in the body of water.08-11-2011
20110271892REPOSITORY FOR BIO-MASS FARMING SYSTEM - A repository (11-10-2011
20090277368Boat anchor - An anchor for mooring a water craft to a shore or beach that included a straight shaft that is pointed on one end and is arranged on connecting to a torque producing device on its other end. The shaft includes an auger fixed thereto adjacent to the pointed end and is to loosely fitted into a cylindrical tube wherefrom fins or blades are attached to extend oppositely outwardly from the cylindrical tube sides that are sloped outwardly from their lower ends to facilitate their travel into the shore or beach. A torque applying handle or driver is provided for attachment to the shaft other end, and a mooring line connector is secured to the cylindrical tube, adjacent to a top end thereof.11-12-2009
20090320735Device for Suspending Mooring Lines between a Vessel and a Dock - Consists of a telescopic arm (12-31-2009
20100242822MOORING APPARATUS - A mooring apparatus (09-30-2010
20100024704MOORING SYSTEM FOR A CONVENTIONAL TANKER - Mooring system for a tanker, i.e. a mooring of a conventional tanker to an installation with fixed orientation, wherein a conventional tanker (02-04-2010
20130220201Method and Apparatus for Hawser Connection in a TLP - TAD System - A hawser system between a tension leg platform (TLP) and another vessel employs two lines, oriented in a V-shape, to restrict the vertical motion of a hawser near the bow of the other vessel which may be a semi-submersible tender assisted drilling vessel (TAD). Drilling operations may be performed from the TLP while the semi-submersible provides the supporting services for the drilling operation, e.g. drilling fluid and drill pipe storage. The restricted vertical motion of the hawsers significantly reduces the possibility of the hawsers contacting each other. A hawser system according to the invention couples the semi-submersible TAD vessel to the TLP and may be implemented without passing the hawsers through sheaves.08-29-2013
20120266800SPAR MOORING LINE SHARING METHOD AND SYSTEM - The disclosure provides a method and system of coupling end-to-end at least two existing mooring lines (10-25-2012
20080245285SELF CONTAINED INTEGRATED MOORING SYSTEM - A self contained integrated mooring system configured to contain items within a payload container in a water body is disclosed. The self contained integrated mooring system may include components for conveniently collecting and storing the components of the self contained integrated mooring system. The self contained integrated mooring system may be formed from the payload container, a mooring line handling and storage module, an anchor and a system container in a single system that eliminates having to work and rework anchor lines on a deck of a boat.10-09-2008
20100089301Elastic anchor rope - An anchor rope provided with an elastic core to retract an unloaded watercraft from a beach. The elastic core extends along a major portion of the anchor rope and is attached at its ends to the rope by cords each of which terminates externally of the anchor rope in knotted securement thereto.04-15-2010
114230210 With detecting position of ship or tension in line 2
20100116191MOORING WINCH AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CABLE OF A MOORING WINCH - An electrically driven mooring includes a winding drum (05-13-2010
20130139741Mooring Loop - A mooring loop is provided for use with connecting a mooring line to a bollard. The mooring loop may stretch and function as a time delay fuse when excessive loads are applied to the mooring line. The mooring loop is comprised of a reactive fiber component in the shape of a continuous loop that includes a plurality of at least one of: an undrawn hydrophobic polymer fiber or a substantially undrawn hydrophobic polymer fiber. At least two jackets are in surrounding relation to portions of the reactive fiber component. The at least two jackets include respective end portions which overlap. As the mooring loop stretches, a visual indicator on an end portion of one of the jackets pulls out of and away from the end portion of the other one of the jackets. The visual indicator serves as a warning that excessive loads are being applied to the mooring line.06-06-2013
114230220 Having means to tension line for movement of ship in opposite directions 3
20110011322Variable-rate spring marine docking cable - The variable-rate spring marine docking cable is a device for allaying the shock forces on moored floating structures due to wind, wakes, tides and storms. The device includes a variable-rate spring member similar to an automobile strut. Respective cables are attached at first ends to each respective end of the spring member. One of the cables is attached at its second end to a floating structure such as a dock or boat. The other cable is attached at its second end to a mooring pile, pier, or other fixed object.01-20-2011
20110011321Breast point docking system - Docking system for securing a craft to a dock or slip using a single line secured to the middle cleat of the boat. The system includes a mounting system, a docking car assembly slideably mounted on the mounting system; at least one bumper mounted on the docking car assembly; a biasing system which urges the docking car assembly is a first direction on the mounting system; and a docking line connected to the docking car assembly, a docking line connected to said docking car assembly, wherein when a force is placed on the docking line, the docking car is urged in a direction opposite to the first direction. Adjustable bumpers are provided which prevent the craft from rotating about the point of attachment.01-20-2011
20120111255Traction Method And System For An Operating Line, In Particular A Mooring Line, Of A Floating Production Unit - A traction method for an operating line, in particular a mooring line, of a floating production unit includes the steps of: attaching an end chain portion of the operating line to a socket of a main cable running through a sheave at a work station; reeling in the main cable, using a winch, to bring the socket of the main cable up to the sheave; locking the operating line with a chain stopper; slackening the main cable and moving the sheave closer to the chain stopper to reduce pull on the main cable; reeling in the main cable to run the socket of the main cable through the sheave; once the socket of the main cable has run through the sheave, releasing the operating line from the chain stopper, and reeling in, by means of the winch, the main cable and the operating line connected to it, to set the operating line to a given tension.05-10-2012
114230230 And line winding means 6
20100101473SYSTEM FOR LOADING OF HYDROCARBONS FROM A FLOATING VESSEL - The invention relates to a system for loading of hydrocarbons from a floating vessel, such as a FPSO or FSO vessel, to an export tanker, where the floating vessel is spread moored to a sea bottom, and where the export tanker during the loading phase is moored in such a way that the export vessel to a greater or less degree can weathervane dependent upon the prevailing weather, wave and/or wind conditions.04-29-2010
20090260559Traction system for operating lines, in particular mooring and/or production lines, of a floating production unit - A traction system for operating lines, in particular mooring lines and/or production lines, of a floating production unit has a number of work stations distributed along the unit, at least at two ends of the unit, and engaged by respective operating lines; a main winch; and a cable transmission device having a duty cable connected to the main winch, and guide means for selectively routing the duty cable to each work station for attachment to a respective operating line; at least one auxiliary winch, having an auxiliary cable connectable to the duty cable, is used to unwind the duty cable off the main winch and run the duty cable, along paths defined by the guide members, into a number of positions close to respective work stations.10-22-2009
20100192828Methods of and Apparatus for Mooring and for Connecting Lines to Articles on the Seabed - The invention provides a tether connection apparatus for remotely interconnecting respective free ends of two portions of a mooring tether, such as that used to moor a floating production vessel to the seabed. The apparatus comprises: pull-in means that are operable to pull-in to said apparatus the free end of one of the portions of mooring tether, subsequent to deployment of the apparatus. Said apparatus also comprises means for releasably mounting a connector, said connector being designed to interconnect the respective free ends of two portions of the mooring tether, once the pull-in means has pulled in to said apparatus the free end of a first of said portions of mooring tether, said means being operable to release the connector subsequent to interconnection. 08-05-2010
20110146557LOW PROFILE TETHERING DEVICE FOR SECURING A BOAT - A tethering device for a boat may be mounted to a dock so that the top surface of the tethering device is flush with the top of the dock. Inside the housing is a retraction reel storing a sufficient length of line to provide tethering of the boat to the dock while retracting excess line back for out-of-sight storage but leaving the pre-selected length of line extending from the tethering device. The housing also has a line locking mechanism to hold the line at the pre-selected length so as to prevent the boat from drifting away taking line with it.06-23-2011
20090308299APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING AN UNDERWATER OR MARINE VEHICLE - Apparatus for recovering a surface marine vehicle or an underwater vehicle, in particular an AUV, the apparatus comprising a frame (12-17-2009
20120186506System for handling conventional and synthetic moorings lines, cables and the like aboard a vessel - A large capacity, rotating horizontal carousel for deployment and storage of synthetic rope located below the main deck of an anchor handling vessel or other vessel. The system includes a transfer system of rollers and sheaves for transferring the lines to deployment winches. According to one aspect, the system is mounted on a dedicated anchor handling vessel, but can also be adapted to mount on other vessels such as barges, cargo vessels, etc.07-26-2012
114230240 And line biasing means 5
20100101474Damper and Damping Structure for a Wave Energy Conversion Device and Mooring Component - The present invention relates to a damper for damping the reactionary motion of a wave energy conversion device to wave motion, comprising a damping energy absorber (04-29-2010
20110023767MOORING COMPENSATOR - The object of the invention is a mooring compensator not needing any rope threading; instead, even after the boat is moored, it can effortlessly be fastened onto any rope (02-03-2011
20080229996MOORING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A mooring system for securing a floating vessel to the sea floor comprises a plurality of mooring legs, at least one of which includes separate first and second mooring lines. The first mooring line comprises a first end which is connected to the vessel and the second mooring line comprises a first end which is secured to the sea floor. The mooring system also comprises a connection and tensioning device which includes a body, a bore which extends through the body, a chain stopper for adjustably securing the first mooring line to the body, and a connector for connecting a second end of the second mooring line to the body. In use, a second end of the first mooring line is inserted into the bore and the first mooring line is pulled through the bore while the body is subject to an opposing pulling force. Once the first mooring line is pulled through the bore a desired distance, the chain stopper maintains the first mooring line in position relative to the body to thereby secure the vessel to the sea floor.09-25-2008
20120037061Boat Mooring Assembly - Described is a boat mooring assembly and method for preventing a boat from being damaged during docking and mooring. The boat mooring assembly can be used to moor a boat while allowing the boat to adjust to rising and falling tides. The latter advantage is of particular benefit when a boat is being moored in bodies of water that experience large tidal changes.02-16-2012
20080196650Mooring Strap - A mooring strap for vessels includes a first loop for engaging a dock mounted cleat and a second loop for engaging a cleat on a vessel. A strap extending from each of the two loops is interconnected with a cam lock to permit drawing the two loops toward one another to draw the vessel toward the dock and to secure the vessel with the dock. A sleeve attendant each loop is slid toward a loop engaged cleat to reduce the functional size of the loop and thereby prevent the loop from becoming inadvertently disengaged from the cleat. Upon release of the cam lock and drawing the sleeves away from the respective engaged cleats, the mooring strap may be disengaged from the cleats.08-21-2008
114230250 With manipulating or positioning means for aiding attachment of the line 1
20100107955MOORING AID - This invention relates to a mooring aid for use at marine installations, such as jetties and the like, wherein the mooring aid comprises a support (05-06-2010
114230260 With specific means for attaching line 8
20100031863MOORING CHAIN CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR A FLOATING DEVICE - A mooring chain connector assembly for a floating device), such as for example a FPSO vessel or a floating offshore structure, is described, the connector assembly comprising a chain connector having a first pivot axis and a coupler for coupling a mooring chain to the chain connector. The assembly further comprises a channel assembly attached to the floating device. The channel assembly have an upper end and a lower end, wherein mooring chain locking device is provided at the upper end of the channel assembly. The channel assembly extends in the floating device from its bottom side to a higher level in the floating device which can be located above sea surface. A bearing location for the first pivot axis of the chain connector is provided at the lower end of the channel assembly. The chain connector is movable in the channel assembly and a hoist is provided to move the chain connector between a first position, in which the first pivot axis is located in the bearing location of the channel assembly and a second position above the channel assembly, in which the coupler of the chain connector is accessible.02-11-2010
20100224116Boat mooring device - A boat mooring device adapted to secure a watercraft to a mooring post with a rope. The device includes a rigid member forming a loop circumscribing a central opening. A passageway for receiving a rope within the rigid member extends between first and second ports. The rigid member prevents direct contact between the mooring post and a rope positioned within the passageway. A locking member moveable between first and second positions is disposed on the rigid member. In the first position, the locking member allows sliding movement of the rope through the passageway in a first direction from the first port toward the second port and inhibits sliding movement of the rope in a second direction from the second port toward the first port. In the second position, the locking member allows sliding movement of the rope in both the first direction and the second direction.09-09-2010
20110146558ADJUSTABLE DOCKING LINE - An adjustable line for securing a watercraft to a structure having a closed cleating system may include a line body having first and second ends, a coupling system having a first portion and a second portion, each adapted to releaseably couple to one another, wherein the first portion is coupled to the first end and the second portion is disposed between the first and second ends a predetermined distance from the first end, and wherein the predetermined distance is sufficient to form a docking loop when the first and second portions are coupled to one another. A method may include maneuvering a watercraft alongside the structure, securing the second end of the line to the watercraft, threading the first end through an opening in the closed cleating system, and coupling the first and second portions to one another.06-23-2011
20110030605THREADING DEVICE - The invention relates to a threading device (02-10-2011
20110283929MOORING STRUCTURE WITH HABITAT FEATURES FOR MARINE ANIMALS - A structure for underwater placement on a sea, lake or river bottom. The structure has tunnels to allow water and water currents, as well as marine organisms, to pass freely therethrough and infiltrate and colonize the openings. One or more hitch points are provided on the structure for attaching mooring lines to ships, boats, floating wind turbines or other floating objects, thereby allowing the structure to serve as a mooring to anchor such objects. The hitch points can be recessed within a depression in the surface of the structure and the hitch bar ends can also be recessed, providing an exterior surface free of protuberances.11-24-2011
20130167765DEVICE FOR ANCHORING A BOAT - A device for anchoring a boat includes a multi part anchor line adapted to attach to the boat; a lead line having a first end and a second end; a first hook attached to the first end of the lead line adapted to releasably attach to a bow eye of the boat; and a second hook attached to the second end of the lead line adapted releasably attach to the anchor line. The anchor line and lead line cooperate to anchor the boat.07-04-2013
20110308443Boat docking line, system and method of use - An improved boat docking line and related method for docking a boat, comprising: a first line section at least three feet in length; a second line section at least three feet in length; a juncture at which the first and second line section meet; and a fixed-circumference docking loop at said juncture. An alternative embodiment further comprises a boat fender attached to the second line section.12-22-2011
114230280 Including socket receiving elongated projection 1
20090020061Connector for Releasable Connection Between an Achorage in the Form of a Female Part Arranged on a Floating Means and a Male Part Formed at the End of a Retrievable Umbilical - A connector (01-22-2009

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