12 May 2003
Including change 1, 19 January 2007
Hotel Services. Dockside utilities provided for a ship at berth (also called ships
services, utility services, and cold iron services).
Inactive Berthing. Permanent or semi-permanent berthing areas for ships out of
service, with crew normally not aboard.
Nested Ships. Two or more ships berthed side by side, with utility services supplied
from berth side to the outer ships via ships header systems or hoses and cables strung
Oily Waste. Water (usually salt) from ships bilge which has been contaminated with
petroleum products (fuel or lube oils) and which cannot discharge either to surface
waters or to sanitary sewer.
Overhaul Facility. Generally used interchangeably with Repair Facility.
Pier. A dock, built from the shore out into the harbor, which is used for berthing and
POL. Petroleum, oil and lubricants. An acronym used to describe petroleum products,
and the facilities used in their storage and handling. As used herein, applies to marine
Quaywall. A heavy gravity or platform structure fronting on navigable water, behind
which earth fill is placed to a level grade along its length.
Repair Facility. Locations where ship repair activities take place, such as at a shipyard
or ship-repair facility. Facilities may utilize repair piers, drydocks, or both. (Also,
Telecommunications. Systems of communicating speech or impulses via wire or cable
over distances, such as telephone, data transmission, coded transmission, cable TV
and signal or alarm circuits.
USACE DISTRICT. The geographical representative of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) responsible for the implementation of Army policies, guidance and
Wharf. A dock, oriented approximately parallel to shore, with more than one access
connection with the shore; a wharf is used for berthing or mooring vessels. May also be
as above, except with continuous connection to shore.