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Ship-to-Ship Automated Mooring: A Cavotec First

Global engineering group Cavotec recently completed a series of at sea demonstrations (ASDs) of the innovative US Navy Advanced Mooring System (AMS) for novel ship-to-ship mooring applications. Following successful Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at Cavotec USA in North Carolina, and System Integration Testing (SIT) at project partner Oceaneering’s facility in Maryland, the ASDs were conducted at US Naval Base Coronado in California. The system is now clear for the next phase of its development. We take a look at this exciting new evolution of a technology that promises a fundamental improvement in offshore mooring operations; one that has considerable potential for use in commercial applications.
Cavotec began working with the US Navy on concepts and potential specifications for a ship-to-ship mooring technology in 2006 through principle contractor, Oceaneering International Inc. (OII), a leading subsea engineering and applied technology group…
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