ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A vessel such as a storage vessel is permanently moored, by means of a yoke pivoted on the forecastle of the vessel, to a riser which is pivotally attached to a base located on the ocean floor. The yoke is lifted to tension the riser by counterweights, springs, winches, or other suitable means situated on the vessel. The top of the riser is connected to the end of the yoke through a mooring swivel and a gim-baled mooring table or a universal joint. A fluid swivel may be located above the mooring table or about a load-carrying shaft situated below the universal joint.

Title
Systeme damarrage constitue de serres de bancs et de traverses
Riser and yoke mooring system
Application Number
261905
Publication Number
1087035
Application Date
September 23, 1976
Publication Date
October 7, 1980
Inventor
Flory John F
Agent
BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS
Assignee
Exxon Research And Engineering Company
IPC
B63B 22/02
B63B 21/50
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