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English translation: mooring held/secured by 750kg anchor

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Spanish term or phrase:PATA RETENIDA
English translation:mooring held/secured by 750kg anchor
Entered by: Analia Veronica
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02:16 Feb 12, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Muelles, Puertos, terminales
Spanish term or phrase: PATA RETENIDA
Boya Norte: troncocónica, 2 patas de respeto con anclas de 5 tons., una pata retenida con ancla de 750 kgs.

I asked before in here for the term "patas de respeto" which i couldnt find and someone gave me "standby buoy" as equivalent. I looked for it but couldnt find a definition so i'm still not sure what exactly that means. Now, assuming that's the equivalent, would pata retenida be the same as pata de respeto?
Analia Veronica
Ireland
Local time: 04:54
mooring held/secured by 750kg anchor
Explanation:
I think it means that there are two courtesy moorings with 5 ton anchors and one with 750kgs. It is important that a captain knows how much weight is holding the mooring in place, so that he knows whether it is strong enough to hold his vessel.

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Note added at 10 hrs (2007-02-12 12:57:20 GMT) Post-grading
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In answer to your note: Without knowing the text and the particular harbour, it is difficult to tell whether these are courtesy moorings or standby moorings, but there is only a minor difference. A standby mooring is usually where a ship will wait, until there is a place at the dock to offload its cargo. Courtesy moorings are usually provided by harbours/marinas for visiting ships/yachts, and are often used for both purposes.
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mooring held/secured by 750kg anchor


Explanation:
I think it means that there are two courtesy moorings with 5 ton anchors and one with 750kgs. It is important that a captain knows how much weight is holding the mooring in place, so that he knows whether it is strong enough to hold his vessel.

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Note added at 10 hrs (2007-02-12 12:57:20 GMT) Post-grading
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In answer to your note: Without knowing the text and the particular harbour, it is difficult to tell whether these are courtesy moorings or standby moorings, but there is only a minor difference. A standby mooring is usually where a ship will wait, until there is a place at the dock to offload its cargo. Courtesy moorings are usually provided by harbours/marinas for visiting ships/yachts, and are often used for both purposes.

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Asker: it makes sense. I'm lost with pata de respeto now. Is it a standby buoy or what?

Asker: Sorry, i've just read the note u added. Thanks

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