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1. (WO2018007370) DISCONNECTABLE BOW TURRET

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/007370    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/066599
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 05 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B63B 21/50
B63B 22/02
Applicants: CEFRONT TECHNOLOGY AS
SCANA OFFSHORE AS
Inventors: SMEDAL, Arne
AARSNES, Jan
SYVERTSEN, Kåre
LISLAND, Torkjel
Title: DISCONNECTABLE BOW TURRET
Abstract:
The invention concerns a vessel (1) for storing and/or producing hydrocarbons and a buoyant turret buoy (6) to be connected to the vessel (1). The outer surface of the bow (2) of the vessel (1) comprises a receiving structure (5) for connecting a buoyant turret buoy (6) to the bow (2). The main part of the receiving structure (5) protrudes from the lower part (4) of the bow (2) in the vessel's (1) direction of travel and an interface of the receiving structure (5) is complementary to an interface of a connecting section (17) of the buoyant turret buoy (6). Further the lower part (4) of the bow (2) is below the water line (w) during connection of the buoyant turret buoy (6) at sea. The invention also concerns a method for connecting the buoyant turret buoy (6) to receiving structure (5) of the vessel (1).