12:48 Jan 25, 2021
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Maritime
Spanish term or phrase: muerto
From a project document from Spain for translation to British English.
Related to mooring of recreational boats in a bay off a beach in Andalusia.
A description here:

From my document for translation:
"Las boyas con muertos de hormigón y cadenas se arrastran con el movimiento del mar, generando una degradación y emisiones de GEI que va aumentando con el tiempo."
"El hábitat se encuentra ocupado y degradado por un campo de muertos y fondeos libres en donde se genera cada vez más degradación."
"La dinámica actual impediría un proceso de regeneración natural porque se continuaría arrojando nuevos muertos o se arrastrarían las cadenas de las boyas."
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5Mooring buoys with anchor and chains...
Peter Guest
5Dead weight
Carlos Cisneros
3 +1dead weight
Marie Wilson

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dead weight

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Muerto de boya definición: "elemento de gran peso apoyado en el fondo del mar donde se afirma el cabo del fondeo".

A Dead Weight anchor is generally any object with a large weight
that relies soley on its weight to anchor the floating boom or
curtain. Due to the necessary weight that these anchors must be,
they are often used for more permanent installations as they need
to be deployed and retrieved with a crane or other mechanical

Marie Wilson
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agree  Yvonne Gallagher: yes, I was about to put (concrete) deadweight anchor" earlier but got distracted!
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  -> Thanks, Yvonne - :)
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Dead weight

A deadweight is a heavyweight used to keep something from moving.

Carlos Cisneros
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Mooring buoys with anchor and chains...

See RYA page. Anchor doesn't always mean the thing you see on tattoos.
Peter Guest
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