1. 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, 1433)
  2. deviation dolphin: a post or group of posts, which a vessel may swing around for compass adjustment.
  3. bollard: small shaped post, mounted on a wharf or dolphin used to secure ship's lines.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
  6. chain/wire/cable: a connection between two independent objects e.g. a buoy and pile or between two buoys used as a mooring facility.
  7. 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)