Synthetic or natural fibre rope or wire rope used for mooring, warping and towing.



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OFFSHORE MOORING

An anchorage serving an area for which it is not considered feasible or cost-effective to construct a dock or provide a protected harbor, and providing equipment to which ships can attach mooring lines.

SADDLE CHOCK

A transverse beam placed over the transom with fairleads for mooring warps.

CABLE

A heavy rope or chain for mooring a ship

HARD

A section of otherwise muddy shoreline suitable for mooring or hauling out.

WINCH

A device used to increase hauling power when handling mooring ropes, raising or trimming sails etc.

MOORING_BERTH

A location in a port or harbour used specifically for mooring vessels while not at sea.

ARTICULATED LIGHT

An offshore aid to navigation consisting of a pipe attached to a mooring by a pivoting or universal joint; more accurate in position than a buoy but less than a fixed light.

FLOATING AID

A buoy serving as an aid to navigation secured in its charted position by a mooring

CAPSTAN

A stump with a vertical axis used for handling mooring and other lines

MOORING

Securing a ship at a dock or elsewhere by ropes or cables

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