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ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF DISCHARGE FACILITY
EASY ANCHORING SYSTEM (EASY)
This task covers stowage of the Emergency Anchoring System (EASY) in a 20 ft ISO container, which is placed and
secured on the deck of the RRDF near the forward edge.
Stowage of EASY
The EASY is housed in a 20 ft full access EASY container. The full access descriptor means that both ends and both
sides of the container give full access to the interior. In addition to providing access to the interior, the doors are used
for stowage of some of the smaller components of the EASY. The items stowed in the EASY container consists of
EASY MOORING: Mooring consists of one 2400 lb NAVMOOR anchor, 200 ft of 2 1/2 in. stud link chain and 500
ft of 10 in. circumference nylon line with a two-leg, 10 in. circumference nylon bridle.
EASY STOWAGE AND DEPLOYMENT FRAME: Includes a tubular frame, an anchor drawer and slide sub-
assembly and its track, hydraulic actuators and manual pumps to operate the anchor drawer and slide. The 2,400 lb
NAVMOOR anchor rests on the anchor slide when the EASY is in the stowed or ready mode.
EASY MOORING BOX: Is a steel open top box that holds the EASY mooring chain and line. It is placed within the
stowage and deployment frame at the inboard end of the EASY container.
EASY FLEXOR RECEIVER ADAPTOR: The flexor receiver adaptors are stowed in the EASY container until such
time as the EASY container is placed on the RRDF. The flexor receiver adaptors are then removed from the EASY
container and provide the securing points on the RRDF platform for the mooring bridle. They are inserted into the
flexor receivers of the end rake modules. A large shackle at their outboard end is used to secure the mooring bridle.
FLOAT: An 80 in. circular buoy and five 15 ft sections of ¾ in. wire rope used for retrieval of the EASY is also
stowed in the EASY container.