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Table 3-2. Basic Mooring Design Approach With Known Facility for
a Specific Site and a Specific Ship
Define the ship(s) to be moored, the type of service
required, the maximum allowable ship motions, and
situations under which the ship will leave.
Define the impact/interaction with other facilities
and operations, evaluate explosive arcs, determine
permit requirements, establish how the mooring is
to be used, review the budget and schedule.
Prepare any required studies and paperwork.
Determine the water depth(s), engineering soil
Define site and
parameters, design winds, design currents, design
waves, design water levels, and evaluate access.
Find the characteristics of the ship(s) including sail
areas, drafts, displacements, ship mooring fittings,
allowable hull pressures, and other parameters.
Determine the forces, moments, and other key
behaviors of the ship(s).
Evaluate the alternatives in terms of safety, risk,
cost, constructability, availability of hardware,
impact on the site, watch circle, compatibility,
maintenance, inspectability, and other important
Perform static and/or dynamic analyses (if required)
for mooring performance, anchor design, fender
Prepare Notice to Mariners for the case of in-water
construction work and notify charting authorities
concerning updating charts for the area.