moon pool

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moon pool

[′mün ‚pül]
(petroleum engineering)
In offshore drilling, an opening in the ship hull that provides access for the well drilling and completion machinery.
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It is equipped with an ROV hanger and a state of the art ODIM launch and recovery system allowing the option of simultaneous deployment of 2 ROVs over the side or through the dedicated ROV moon pool.
The vessel is equipped with 2 moon pools, 1,000 sq meters clear deck space, a 250T heave compensated crane equipped for deepwater lowering in water depths to 10,000 ft (3,000 m).