mooring line


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Noun1.mooring line - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in placemooring line - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
headfast - a mooring line that secures the bow of a boat or ship to a wharf
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
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To the right of us I saw the captain of a junk chop away his mooring line with an axe and spring to help his crew at the hoisting of the huge, outlandish lug-sail.
The physical coupling of mooring lines at spar fair lead and the variable contact condition at the touch down point near sea bed, model the mooring line dynamics in a realistic fashion.
John Crummie, UK managing director for DFDS Seaways, said: "Due to exceptionally adverse weather conditions, strong winds enabled the King of Scandinavia to slip its mooring line and berth, causing the vessel to collide with a decommissioned oil rig.
John Crummie, UK managing director for DFDS, said: "Due to exceptionally adverse weather conditions, strong winds enabled the King of Scandinavia to slip its mooring line and berth, causing the vessel to collide with a decommissioned oil rig.
Before the divers even entered the water, they needed to use an explosive charge to remove a mooring line under too much strain to allow it to be released from the bits.
A spokesman for Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said if the vehicle had not hit the mooring line the vehicle could have somersaulted into the river.
The buoyant orange sphere atop the mooring line was designed to sit 1,000 feet below the surface and to withstand the immense pressure at this depth.
Once the anchor has settled, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is used to guide a mooring line to the anchor, which is attached to the second part of the tool, the male.
She was clinging on to the mooring line and was lucky not to be swept under the landing stage.
After this is done, the software determines how the tension in each mooring line will have to change in order to keep the platform steady as it moves on its way.
The mooring line was still attached and the vessel was upside down and appeared to have been pushed there by the rough conditions with no one on board.
Reaching to the seafloor below each buoy is a remarkably engineered mooring line that can stretch to two and a half times its length without breaking in stormy, 30- foot seas--and, at the same time, can keep its underwater listening device still enough to detect whale calls.