Mooring Systems

Fit for Purpose

Most mooring failures occur prematurely, i.e. prior to their design life expiration despite approval and compliance with classification rules and/or other standards.


Mooring system failures can endanger life, property and the environment. Additionally, offshore energy operators/duty holders, lawyers, insurers/underwriters and financiers are exposed to risks and losses from mooring system failures. MSFP will mitigate these dangers and risks.


Our standardised approach in assessing the Mooring System Fit for Purpose (MSFP), can predict and prevent failures by providing inside knowledge of the underlying causes of failure. Furthermore, it will establish the current status of Fit for Purpose and attribute responsibility to the appropriate party.