12 May 2003
Including change 1, 19 January 2007
Active Berthing. A pier or wharf with berths used for homeport or light repair purposes,
usually with a full or partial crew aboard, and always with ships in active status.
Activity. The organization (or organizations) that is responsible for the daily and routine
operation and maintenance of the associated waterfront facility.
APTS. Activity providing telephone service. The organization responsible for the daily
and routine operation and maintenance of the waterfront's telecommunication system
Berth. A specific, marked-off length, along a pier or wharf, containing ships services
appropriate for the ship classes which may be assigned to it.
Berthing Pier. A general term for a pier with berths and ships services.
Berthing Plan. A plan devised by each facility showing all berthing areas with ships
assignments. May be permanent or temporary, depending upon the type of facility.
Bollard. A single-post fitting to which mooring lines from vessels are attached.
Capstan. A motorized, vertical-drum device used to tension lines for positioning ships,
usually in drydock.
Cleat. A mooring fitting having two diverging horizontal arms to which mooring lines
from vessels are attached.
Cold Iron. Used to describe the condition of a ship when all shipboard boilers, engines,
and generators are inoperative during repairs and can furnish none of the required ships
Cooling/Flushing Water. Water (usually nonpotable or salt) supplied to ships for
condenser-cooling, fixture-flushing and other miscellaneous uses.
Dedicated Berth. A berth having required services for, and dedicated to use by, a
specific ship for an extended period of time.
NAVFAC EFD/EFA. Engineering field division/engineering field activity. The
geographical representative of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
responsible for the implementation of Navy policies, guidance and instructions.
Graving Drydock. A permanent concrete drydocking structure requiring the use of
caisson and dewatering pumps.