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A hawser used to prevent a ship's bow from bumping against its mooring buoy.

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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

MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNIT

A movable drilling platform used in offshore oil exploration and production. It is kept stationary by vertically movable legs or by mooring with several anchors. After drilling for oil it may be replaced by a production platform or a submerged structure.
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