John E Ortloff, Allen P Ziarnik, John J Filson, John F Gadbois: Vessel mooring system. Exxon Production Research Co, Richard F Phillips, August 12, 1986: US04604961 (86 worldwide citation)

The disclosure describes apparatus for mooring a vessel 10 in unprotected waters. The vessel 10 contains a recess 34 in its hull adapted for receiving a buoyant mooring element 18. The mooring element 18 is attached to the ocean floor 12 by a plurality of mooring lines 20. Means are provided for rel ...