Single Bouy Mooring (SBM) is a floating structure that is erected in the high seas. It features a rotatable upper platform with inlet / out let for receiving of crude oil cargo and other liquid cargoes, from large tanker vessels, which in turn are connected by pipelines point. Bulk of the crude oil handling on west coast of India is currently done through such SBM facilities off the ports of Kandla and Sikka, respectively managed by Kandla Port / Reliance and Indian Oil Corporation. The need for SBM-s has been more pronounced as it allows faster discharge & also greater draft for VLCC / ULCC.