Mooring Analysis of Offshore Aquaculture Oceanic Farming Platform for Seaweed
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sulaiman OO
Department of Maritime Technology
Faculty of Maritime Studies and Marine Science
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 12, 2014; Accepted Date: March 23, 2015; Published Date: March 30, 2015
Citation: Sulaiman OO, Kader ASA, Magee A, Othman K (2015) Mooring Analysis of Offshore Aquaculture Oceanic Farming Platform for Seaweed. J Coast Zone Manag 18:399. doi:10.4172/2473-3350.1000399
Copyright: © 2015 Sulaiman OO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aquaculture activities are performed at close proximity to coastline and near shore. Issues and environmental impact concerns and challenges necessitate offshore aquaculture that required reliable structural integrity and mooring system design for ultimate state limit, fatigue state limit and accidental and progressive state limit against environmental loading and accidental loading. To avoid mooring system failure, selecting an appropriate breaking strength and limit state for mooring system components is necessary. Suitable mooring system has been designed by group of researchers at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Valuable information was obtained from Technip and Bureau Veritas. The system has been tested in towing tank in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This paper describes mooring system design that account for forces and environmental loadings. The paper describes evaluation of optimum mooring performance in wave and current loadings on mooring components anchor buoy and riser elements that are involved in the mooring system dynamics.