01 April 2001
Equipment. Heavy equipment may be required to conduct Level 3
Inspections. Equipment such as diving gear, compressions, jacks, hoists, rigging, load
cells, and cranes should be used as necessary to accomplish the work.
Note Keeping. Field inspection data and notes should be kept in a
surveyor's field book or the Mooring Hardware Inspection Sheet (see Figure 2-2) and in
an orderly and legible fashion. Photographic documentation of each piece or
representative piece of mooring hardware should be taken and recorded in the field
book. Notes can be kept in tabular form within the notebook. The following minimum
data is required:
Hardware number or designation Each fitting should have a unique
alphanumeric designation. If an existing system is in place it should be
used. If there is no system for identifying hardware, unique
designations should be assigned. For example, identifying systems
such as "B1-C3" for Berth 1, Cleat Number 3 can be used.
Size and type of hardware Record the casting number or serial
number that identifies each type of hardware. Standard U.S. Navy
fittings can be found in Table 2-1 and Fig. 2-3. If the hardware number
cannot be found or identified in the field then the overall dimensions
should be recorded.
Additional information concerning the sizes and working capacities of pier
and wharf mooring fittings is found in MIL-HDBK-1025/1.
Position of hardware (x,y,z coordinates) A coordinate system should
be identified and established such that the location of each hardware
can be established along the berth. The relationship between the
hardware and the tidal datum should also be established.
Reference position of coordinates All coordinate systems should be
referenced to a local system for each facility i.e. reference benchmark
on site, or activity base map coordinates.
Condition of the hardware The condition of each piece of mooring
hardware should be rated in the field. The rating system should be on
a scale of 1 to 4, as described in Fig. 2-4.
Condition of the base structure The base structure of each piece of
hardware should be rated on a scale of 1 to 4, as described in Fig.2-5
Condition of the fender system should be noted and rated on a scale of
1 to 4, as described in Fig. 2-6.
Fasteners The number, pattern and size of the fasteners on each
piece of mooring hardware should be recorded.
Additional remarks Additional notes such as odd conditions,
qualifying remarks, and other information that might be deemed useful
should be recorded.
Photo roll and number