Drive Type

They can also be categorized on the type of drive attached to operate the mooring winches. They are of the following types:

Stream or air drive: Steam or air is used to drive smaller or low-capacity mooring winches.


Electric drive: This type of drive mechanism is used popularly on a cargo ship


Hydraulic drive: Hydraulic power is used to drive the winches, combined with an electrical system for ease of operation

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