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EMERGENCY ANCHORING SYSTEM (EASY)
The EASY is provided to anchor the RRDF platform in the event that the sealift vessel(s) departs the operating area
due to weather or some other contingency. It is designed to hold the RRDF platform in its anchored position through
Sea State 4 conditions. In more severe conditions, the EASY will control the drift of the platform.
The EASY is housed in a 20 ft ISO container which is placed and secured on the deck of the RRDF near the forward
edge. The container is 20 ft long, 8 ft wide and 8 ft 5 in. high. The container is a full access container, which means
that both sides and both ends of container open to give full access to the interior.
The mooring consists of one 2400 lb NAVMOOR anchor, 200 ft of 2½ in. stud link chain and 500 ft of 10 in.
circumference nylon line with a two leg, 10 in. circumference nylon bridle.
The deck matting is used as dunnage and is placed where the cargo ramps of the sealift vessel and the lighters will
land on the RRDF deck. The individual mats are a high density polyethylene material and are approximately
10 ft long, 4 ft wide and 1½ in. thick. Each mat weighs 300 lbs.
DECK CLEAT AND D-RING/CLOVERLEAF FITTINGS
The modular sections are provided with deck fittings to meet various operational needs. These fittings have a
30,000 lbs load capacity and are inserted into the tube turns. There are ten tube turns per non-powered module and
five per end rake.
The mooring bitts provide securing points on the RRDF platform for lighters and for fenders. They attach to the
platform at the module connector locks. The bitts are designed for up to a 6 in. circumference mooring line. The
mooring bitts are lifted and installed using the forklift adaptor. Each bitt weighs 235 lbs and is 6 ft. 5 in. long. Thirty
mooring bitts are provided with the RRDF system.
FENDERS (WITH ATTACHMENT CHAINS)
There are four types of fenders authorized for use on the RRDF: 6 ft X 12 ft, 5 ft X 10 ft, 4 ft X 12 ft and 3 ft X 5 ft.
The 6 ft X 12 ft fender weighs approximately 4500 lbs with chain and tire net. The 5 ft X 10 ft fender weighs
approximately 1500 lbs. The 4 ft X 12 ft fender weighs approximately 1450 lbs. The 3 ft X 5 ft fender weighs
approximately 300 lbs.