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1. (WO2018197882) MOORING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197882    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/051103
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B63B 21/10
B63B 21/50
Applicants: FLINTSTONE TECHNOLOGY LTD
Inventors: SMITH, David
Title: MOORING APPARATUS
Abstract:
A mooring apparatus (5a; 5b; 5c; 5d) comprising a socket (10a; 10b; 10c; 10d) having a seat (15a, 15a'; 15b, 15b'; 15c, 15c'; 15d, 15d') and a connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d), wherein the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) is receivable, such as removably receivable, in the socket (10a; 10b; 10c; 10d) and rotatable on the seat (15a, 15a'; 15b, 15b'; 15c, 15c'; 15d, 15d'). A method of configuring a mooring apparatus (5a; 5b; 5c; 5d) wherein the method comprises providing a mooring apparatus (5a; 5b; 5c; 5d) and locating the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) in the socket (10a; 10b; 10c; 10d) and/or on the seat (15a, 15a'; 15b, 15b'; 15c, 15c'; 15d, 15d'), and rotating the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) until the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) is retained by the socket (10a; 10b; 10c; 10d). A method of configuring a mooring apparatus (5a; 5b; 5c; 5d), wherein the method comprises providing a mooring apparatus (5a; 5b; 5c; 5d) and rotating the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) until the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) is not retained by the socket (10a; 10b; 10c; 10d) and moving the connection member (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d) from the seat (15a, 15a'; 15b, 15b'; 15c, 15c'; 15d, 15d').