The primary reasoning behind ECOMOORING© is environmental, by keeping the chain off the sea floor the marine environment is maintained in as near a pristine state as possible. In areas where this is vital, such as marine parks, ECOMOORING© is the only sensible approach to providing a secure mooring for vessels that visit such areas. In areas where anchoring is banned, there is no choice, moorings must be laid and these moorings must be environmentally friendly.
ECOMOORING© can retain the traditional mooring block, with small changes to enhance its holding ability and ecological soundness. The mooring contractors retain their familiar methods, with some minor changes, meaning they can carry on their business with only small alterations.
The buoys are large and easily seen, reducing the number of buoys being run over and cut.
The mooring rope attaching to the vessel is designed to be picked up by hand, boat hooks should not be needed.
The mooring rope attaching to vessel remains dry, hence no algae or slime to handle.
There is no buoy 'wander' when not in use, buoys maintain station directly above the mooring block.
The ability of the mooring buoys (when in use or unused) to maintain station translates to increased moorings per square metre of sea floor.