OCIMF Releases Updated Mooring Equipment Guidelines
OCIMF released Mooring Equipment Guidelines, Fourth Edition on June 28.
Originally launched in 1992, Mooring Equipment Guidelines is the industry standard publication for mooring.
The fourth edition addresses questions raised by readers since the third edition was published in 2005. The technical content has been thoroughly reviewed and updated and written in an easy-to-understand format. The new edition contains guidance to enhance the safety of mooring, including a human-centered design approach to mooring arrangements and increased focus on the use and understanding of mooring lines and tails.
The publication is the result of a multi-disciplinary working group representing various shipping trade organizations, mooring line manufacturers, equipment suppliers, shipyards and OCIMF members. It is supported by a website, which introduces new terminology and addresses frequently asked questions – www.ocimf.org/MEG4.
Key updates include:
• Updated and expanded guidance for the purchasing, testing, management and retirement of mooring lines and tails.
• New tools to help operators manage equipment and lines from design to retirement: the Line Management Plan and Mooring System Management Plan.
• New chapters on human factors, berth design and fittings, ship/shore interface and alternative mooring technology.
• New terminology to describe the strength of mooring lines and equipment.
• Updated wind and drag coefficients.
The book costs £325 and is available from Witherby Publishing Group (www.witherbys.com).