Elastic moorings nearly eliminate the severe stresses and abrupt motions of vessels anchored with chain. In extreme weather, elastic mooring systems can expand up to 30% of the slack length to eliminate the destructive jerking motion typical of taut inflexible chain mooring.
The elastic mooring reduces the shock load and has a life expectancy of 10+ yrs. The floating downline stays suspended thru the water column, so it preserves the sea bed and marine life, eliminating “crop circles”. Eelgrass meadows can be a natural carbon sink, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in sediments while improving water quality and reducing coastal shoreline erosion.