- dolphin: a post or group of posts, which may
support a deck, used for mooring or warping a vessel. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition,
- deviation dolphin: a post or group of posts,
which a vessel may swing around for compass adjustment.
- bollard: small shaped post, mounted on a wharf
or dolphin used to secure ship's lines.
- tie-up wall: a tie-up wall is a section of wall
designated for tying-up vessels awaiting transit. Bollards and mooring devices are
available for both large and small ships.
- post or pile: a long heavy timber or section of
steel, wood, concrete, etc., forced into the seabed to serve as a mooring facility. (IHO
Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 3840)
- chain/wire/cable: a connection between two
independent objects e.g. a buoy and pile or between two buoys used as a mooring facility.
- mooring buoy: a buoy secured to the bottom by
permanent moorings with means for mooring a vessel by use of its anchor chain or mooring
lines. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 575)