Definition of moon pool in English:

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moon pool


A shaft through the bottom of a drilling ship, oil rig, etc., for lowering and raising equipment into or from the water.
Example sentences
  • This will not cause any damage to the pipe if performed in a fully controlled manner as the base of the vessel moon pool has a 7.5 metre radius
  • The moon pool is the hole through the bottom of a drillship that allows the drill pipe to pass through.
  • With a 40 ton crane, 40 ton Poclain swing shovel, 4 berth accommodation, 4 workshops and 2 moon pools, the contracts you can chase with such a versatile barge would pay for itself in no time at all.

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