The hydrodynamic performance characteristics of a round floating pipe model moored to the flume floor with pre-tensioned moorings has been investigated in random waves through an experimental program. The details of the models, set-up, experimental procedure and analysis of results are presented and discussed. The drag coefficient of floating pipes in random waves are analyzed. The motion responses, as well as the variations in the forces on the seaside mooring lines, are presented. In addition, statistical analysis has been carried out to prove that the heave and surge motions, as well as the peak mooring forces, follow the Rayleigh distribution.

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