Open anchorage adjacent to a port.

Related Terms

ANCHORAGE

A place suitable for anchoring in relation to the wind, seas and bottom.

ANCHORAGE BUOY

A buoy which marks the limits of an anchorage

ANCHORAGE MARK

A navigation mark which indicates an anchorage area or defines its limits

OPEN BERTH

An anchorage berth in an open roadstead.

ROAD

An open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor. Some protection may be afforded by reefs, shoals, etc. Also called ROADSTEAD.

SPECIAL PURPOSE BUOY

A buoy used to indicate a special meaning to the mariner and having no lateral significance, such as one used to mark a quarantine or anchorage area.

LAY UP

Temporary cessation of trading of a vessel by the shipowner. The ship will be 'mothballed' or stored at an anchorage or lay berth without crew or with a minimal crew until the vessel is scrapped or resumes trading.

ANCHORAGE DEFORMATION

The shortening of tendons due to their modification or slippage when the pre-stressing force is transferred to the anchorage device. Also known as anchorage slip.

ANCHORAGE ZONE

1. In post-tensioning, the region adjacent to the anchorage for the tendon which is subjected to secondary stresses as a result of the distribution of the pre-stressing force. 2. In pre-tensioning, the region in which transfer bond stresses are developed.

DEADMAN

1. A buried plate, wall, or block attached at some distance from and forming an anchorage for a retaining wall. Also known as anchorage; anchor block; anchor wall. 2. See anchor log.

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