influence the control system, and ultimately reduce the reliability and safety during operation and production. Therefore, line break detection is a crucial issue for TAPM systems. Tension measurement units are useful tools to detect line failures. However, these units increase the building cost of the system, and in a large portion of existing units in operation line tension sensors are not installed. This paper presents a fault-tolerant control scheme based on estimator-based supervisory control methodology to detect and isolate a line failure with only position measurements. After detecting a line break, a supervisor switches automatically a new controller into the feedback loop to keep the vessel within the safety region. Numerical simulations are conducted to verify the performance of the proposed technique, for a turret-based mooring system.