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Photographer:andrecas [View profile]Title:CANAPORT OFFSHORE MONOBUOYAdded:Dec 12, 2018
Captured:December 11, 2018IMO:UnavailableHits:375
Location:Saint John, Canada
Photo Category: Platforms
Tied up Courtenay Bay lay-by berth.
Old SBM (Single Buoy Mooring) replaced in September with this one...

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andrecas on Dec 12, 2018 13:22 (1 month ago)
Thank you for your comment.

In laymans terms, oil tankers are tethered to floating mono-buoy (SBM - Single Buoy Mooring) for discharge process. An underwater pipeline transfers crude oil to holding tanks on shore. A land pipeline transfers the oil from storage tanks to the refinery.

The below link contains more detailed/technical info regarding mono-buoys...

csaba on Dec 12, 2018 05:23 (1 month ago)
Quite a contrast between the two. Is this some kind of oil pump?
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