ground chain

ground chain

[′grau̇nd ‚chān]
(naval architecture)
A chain that keeps the anchor, when it is being pulled up from the ocean mooring, away from the side of the ship; it is attached along the first length of the anchor chain.
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Contract Notice: The Design, Supply & Installation of 3 swing moorings with ground chain provision for 2 future swing moorings at Blackwaterfoot (Arran), 3 swing moorings at Whiting Bay (Arran), 2 swing moorings at Pirnmill (Arran), 17 swing moorings at Millport (Cumbrae) and 1 large vessel swing mooring at Millport (Cumbrae).
The objectives of the research reported in this paper were to determine whether NIR spectroscopy could be used to accurately predict Douglas-fir wood density based on green chain saw chip samples, and, if not, whether dry rough chain saw chips, or dry ground chain saw chips, would provide suitable sample types.
Table 1 gives a statistical summary of wood density for the calibration and prediction data sets for the three sample types--green, dry rough, and dry ground chain saw chips.
Your Ground Chain Stores, founded in China less than two years ago, is pioneering the privatization of the supermarket industry, which is still primarily controlled by the government.
Contract Awarded For The Provision Of The FPSO Mooring Piles And Ground Chains Installation For The Dana Western Isles Development Project (WIDP)