mooring line


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mooring line

[′mu̇r·iŋ ‚līn]
(naval architecture)
A rope or cable used for securing a ship to a pier or wharf.
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In general, most mooring line monitoring systems that have been deployed to monitor mooring line tension have themselves experienced sensors failures, and the industry is now assessing ways of monitoring mooring line break detection as opposed to measuring mooring tension in a hope that the sensors will be more robust.
The configuration of a mooring line is described by a 3-D Cartesian coordinate system in terms of a vector, [?
The location of the fairleads on the ships in relation to the positions of the bollards on the berth can lead to wide mooring line angles in the vertical plane ([alpha]), see Fig.
Restrictions on mooring lines and the fender system will load both mooring lines and the fender system.
From December 2000 to April 2002, four PAT tags were attached to a stationary mooring line (the NOAA Alaska Observing System's "GAK-1" mooring) in Resurrection Bay, Alaska (59.
But the experienced seaman didn't lose his cool and calmly worked on his mooring line.
With progressively deteriorating conditions, PR2 McCollum loaded 16 survivors into the ship's first 20-man life raft before the mooring line snapped.
The formation of a non-linear deterministic model for coupled dynamic analysis includes the formulation of a non-linear stiffness matrix, allowing for mooring line tension fluctuations subjected to variable buoyancy, as well as structural and environmental non-linearities.
That buoy was part of a system that could relay signals of seafloor rumblings from an ocean-bottom seismometer up a mooring line to the surface buoy and via satellite to shore.
A spokesman for Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said if the vehicle had not hit the mooring line the vehicle could have somersaulted into the river.
The young couple were dragged to their deaths after a mooring line broke and they were thrown from their raft into a whirlpool.
Approaching the quay backwards the harbour helper holds up the ground tackle line for somebody on the stern to pick up with a hook, run forward, pull up and cleat off the big mooring line at the front, Sounds simple, but a lot can go wrong, as we would observe in the next couple of weeks.