3 October 2005
Table 3-12. Design Considerations - Facility
Adequate ship access in terms of channels,
turning basins, bridge clearance, etc. needs
to be provided. Also, tugs and pilots must be
The number, type, location and capacity of
mooring fittings or attachment point have to
meet the needs of all vessels using the
The number, type, location, and properties of
marine fenders must be specified to protect
the ship(s) and facility.
The water depth at the mooring site must be
adequate to meet the customer's needs.
Many harbor sites experience shoaling. The
shoaling and possible need for dredging
needs to be considered.
Permits (Federal, state, environmental,
historical, etc.) are often required for facilities
and they need to be considered.