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Introduction (abridged)

It is a statement of the obvious: the mooring system of an offshore Floating Production Unit (FPU) is a safety critical system. The mooring system provides station-keeping for the FPU; protecting the riser system from potential rupture and the release of hydrocarbons, and protecting the personnel on board of the risk to life arising from the vessel drifting.