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Table 2-2. (continued) Examples of Fleet Moorings
d. Multiple Vessel Moorings
Multiple tension members are used to secure
several vessels together. Separators are used to
keep the vessels from contacting one another.
Nests of vessels are commonly put into spread
moorings. Nested vessels may be of similar size
(as for inactive ships) or much different size (as a
submarine alongside a tender). Advantages of
nesting are: a nest takes up relatively little harbor
space and forces/moments on a nest may be less
than if the ships were moored individually.