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 capacity;
- Provide facility users with information sufficient to determine level of effort to maintain or upgrade existing capacity.