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Single Point Moorings Equipment

NEW OCIMF Recommendations 

Posidonia have been manufacturing chains stoppers and fairleads for thirty years, according to the "Recommendations for Equipment Employed in the Mooring of Ships at Single Point Moorings" (the 3rd edition is dated 1993).
The above edition foresaw that every tanker likely to trade with SPM's should be equipped with chain stoppers and fairleads: 

  • for ships 150.000 t or less 1 pc SWL 200 t
  • for ships over 150.000 but not greater than 350.000 t DWT 2 pcs SWL 200 t
  • for ships over 350.000 t DWT 2 PCS swl 250 t [yeld point 1,5 SWL]

On May 2007 OCIMF issued a fourth edition of the Recommendations that changed for new ships - after 1st january 2009: 

  • for ships 100.000 t or less 1 pc SWL 200 t
  • for ships over 100.000 but not greater than 150.000 t DWT 1 pc SWL 250 t
  • for ships over 150.000 t DWT 2 pcs SWL 350 t [Yeld point 2,0 SWL]

POSIDONIA is ready to supply to all new and existing ships if needed, CHAIN STOPPERS and FAIRLEADS up to 350 t SWL !

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY THE SHIPOWNER

Bow Chain Stoppers
New ships delivered during or after 2009 likely 10 visit SPMs should be equipped with
bow chain stoppers designed to accept 76 mm chafe chain in accordance with the
following table (Table 2), Owners of ships under construction before 2009 are
encouraged to consider fitting bow chain stoppers in accordance with the
recommendations for new ships.

Ship Size

Number of
Bow Chain Stoppers

Minimum
SWL (tonnes)
100,000 lonnes OWT or less 1 200(approx, 120,000 displacement)
Note that ships in this size range may elect to fit two stoppers to
ensure full range terminal acceptance.
1 200
Over 100,000 bul not greater than 150,000 tonnes DWT
(approx, 120,000-175,000 displacement)
Note that ships in this size range may elect to fit two stoppers to
ensure full range terminal acceptance.
1 250
Over 150,000 tonnes DWT
(approx, 175,000 displacement)
2 350

© OCIMF 2007