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1. (WO2018001426) VESSEL HAVING A MOORING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF MOORING A VESSEL TO AN OFFSHORE STRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/001426    International Application No.:    PCT/DK2017/050203
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B63B 21/00
B63B 21/02
Applicants: MHI VESTAS OFFSHORE WIND A/S
Inventors: LØNDAL, John Friis
Title: VESSEL HAVING A MOORING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF MOORING A VESSEL TO AN OFFSHORE STRUCTURE
Abstract:
Avessel (2) having a mooring arrangement (4) for mooring the vessel (2) to an offshore structure (6), the mooring arrangement (4) comprising; -a starboard side and a port side mooring device (8', 8''), wherein each mooring device (8', 8'') comprises, -amounting structure (14), for attaching the mooring device (8', 8'') to the vessel (2), -an adhering means (16) comprising a suction cup (18), for releasable adhering of each mooring device (8', 8'') to the offshore structure (6), and -an arm (20) being disposed between the mounting structure (14) and the adhering means (16), wherein the arms (20) are configured for maintaining separation of the vessel (2) and the offshore structure (6) when the adhering means (16) are adhering to the offshore structure (6).