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Service Type III should be considered high priority as ships moored at these berths may
not have the ability to get under way in case of an approaching storm. See Table 2-2 for
an explanation of mooring service types.
Table 2-2. Mooring Service Types
This category covers moorings that are used in winds of
less than 34 knots and currents less than 2 knots.
Moorings include ammunition facilities, fueling facilities,
deperming facilities, and ports of call. Use of these
moorings is normally selected concomitant with
This category covers moorings that for general purpose
berthing by a vessel that will leave prior to an
approaching tropical hurricane, typhoon, or flood.
This category covers moorings that are used for up to 2
years by a vessel that will not leave prior to an
approaching tropical hurricane or typhoon. Moorings
include fitting-out, repair, drydocking, and overhaul
berthing facilities. Ships experience this service
approximately every 5 years. Facilities providing this
service are nearly always occupied.
This category covers moorings that are used for 2 years
or more by a vessel that will not leave in case of a
hurricane, typhoon, or flood. Moorings include inactive,
drydock, ship museum, and training berthing facilities.