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The function of stabbing guide is to guide an add-on pile into an existing pile and also to provide a pile alignment. The stabbing guide is defined as an installation aid which is not being considered as a permanent offshore structure. For the installation of piles, the stabbing guide is an essential component.
In API RP 2A WSD, there is a brief definition and function of the stabbing guide, however, much more other factors are to be considered in the design of stabbing guide. In case of a guide failure, a great schedule and cost impacts to the offshore operation will occur and would cause an un-recoverable disaster. The stabbing guide failure could be caused by many factors. In this paper, three categories are investigated for the design of stabbing guide; static, dynamic and operation conditions.