01 April 2001
This handbook is a guide for engineers, planners and facility personnel in scheduling,
inspection, maintenance, and repairs of mooring hardware at waterfront facilities and
related facilities. Initial chapters provide a summary of responsibilities and policies, field
inspection guidelines, and mooring hardware types. Inspection levels, methods,
planning, and techniques and checklists are covered for above water inspection.
General load capacity testing procedures are described and illustrated for general
This UFC provides guidance for the specialized inspection and testing of mooring
hardware at waterfront facilities and related facilities. Inspection levels, methods, and
testing procedures are presented for the mooring hardware. The testing procedures
presented herein allot for a more detailed load capacity assessment of specified
mooring hardware. The resulting findings of inspections of mooring hardware and
fendering are to guide facility personnel in the selection of appropriate analysis, repair
and replacement techniques, maintenance, inspection of fieldwork for acceptability, and
planning the follow-on inspection requirements.
The standards and methods presented herein are a guide to the planning, inspection,
assessment, and reporting of mooring hardware conditions. The standards and
methods outlined have been developed from the best technical sources in industry and
the military services.