This video sets out the core principles of mooring system design in MEG4, including the standard environmental criteria, the ship design Minimum Breaking Load (MBL) and the principle of aligning design and construction of all elements of the mooring system from the outset.
The Mooring Equipment Guidelines establish recommended minimum requirements to help ship designers, terminal designers, ship operators and mooring line manufacturers improve the design, performance and safety of mooring systems. The fourth edition (MEG4) was published in June 2018.
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The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies (the ‘members’) who have an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas. OCIMF’s mission is to be the foremost authority on the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers, terminals and offshore support vessels, promoting continuous improvement in standards of design and operation.