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Free-Swinging Moorings and Standard Fleet Moorings. For the
diameter of the swing circle and the area requirements per vessel,
see Table 5-17 and Table 5-18. For size of berth for floating
drydocks, spread-moored, Table 5-19. Additional area allowance
should be made for maneuvering vessels into and out of berths and
for waste space between adjacent berths.
a) Demarcation. Anchorage areas should be marked.
b) Dangerous Cargo.
Tankers. Anchorages for tankers and similar vessels should be at
least 152.4 m (500 ft) from adjacent berths, and located so that
prevailing winds and currents carry spillage away from general
anchorage and berthing areas.
Explosives. Anchorages for vessels carrying explosives should be
separated in accordance with quantity-distance relationships
established in DOD 5154.45 (DOD, 1978), which has since been
superceded by DOD 6055.9 (DOD, 1997), and NAVSEA OP 5
CEM Section V-5 discusses the details of inner harbor elements.