01 April 2001
SCOPE. This UFC, 4-105-08, is a guide for the inspection and evaluation
of facility berthing capability, for all facilities providing berthing for U.S. Military Ships. It
is a source of reference for the planning, inspection and reporting of mooring hardware
conditions in a standardized format.
PURPOSE. This handbook provides guidance for the planning,
inspection, assessment, and reporting of mooring hardware conditions. It should be
used as a tool for helping personnel tasked with maintaining the readiness of shore side
facilities for use by the fleet and in support of military marine operations. The Mooring
Hardware Report has the following objectives:
Establish adequacy of mooring facilities.
Enable facility users to develop efficient berthing plans.
Establish baseline data on existing mooring hardware and berthing
Provide facility users with information sufficient to determine level of
effort to maintain or upgrade existing capacity.
Types of facilities covered as related to mooring
Berthing facilities (piers, wharves and dolphins) for mooring and for
providing support to ships and craft.
Dry docks used for modification, inspection maintenance and repair of
Facilities Not Covered. Facilities not covered in this handbook are:
Fleet moorings - which are covered in MO-124, Mooring