What is mooring service?
For every merchant vessel moving into a port, a mooring service moors or releases the vessel. Using the small boats, the sailors slip between the wharf and the ship and, with a safe and controlled gesture, takes the mooring placed along the hull of the ship And capture them on the bollards provided for this purpose. We transmit our know-how from generation to generation, respecting the techniques learned over the years.
Once capped, the moorings can be safely rope by the crew boat: begins then the docking of the vessel. The moorings are doubled and tripled to allow ships to work safely during the commercial operations.
Once the ship has completed its commercial operations, begins then the dropping. It is the act of decapelate the vessel's moors one after one in permanent contact with the sailors on board while taking care to keep clear the bow thrusters and avoid to engage a moor in the propellers.
This operation, which seems very easy, can prove extremely dangerous for us in the event of a strong wind striking the ship from the quay.
It is at this moment that in our milieu we evoke the term "hear singing the moors". This phenomenon is the fact that the moor line stiffens as it approaches closer to the point of rupture until sometimes reach it. A great maritime experience is required to anticipate at best the breakage of moor and consequently to protect itself against this danger.
Faced with this flawless vulnerability, the instructions for use, experience and the protective equipment are assets in order to face this major risk.
published on 01/26/2018
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