The Fore Castle Area Or The Bow
The Chief Officer stands here when mooring the ship
Mooring Bitts or
This is the Forecastle or fore or forward part of the Ship.
At this location,the vessel is anchored and Moored
A typical Deck Mooring Winch
The driving Power
for the winch
Bow chain stopper (Tongue Type)
installed on the Foc’sle deck
Primarily used for making fast at a SBM .
Also utilsed as part af the Emergency Towing Apparatus
The Fore Castle Area viewed from the side
A View from dead ahead
Closed Chock used for
Picking up SBM chain and
passing mooring lines
Starboard Anchor stowed in
Port Anchor is in the
water & has been used
A typical Hydraulic mooring Winch with Windlass
with wires and tails
Ship Side, Midship Area
Hose Handling Crane
Mid Ship store
Or The Gangway
Main deck of a vessel
A aerial view of the main deck of the ship
Port side or
the left side
of the ship
side or the
right side of
Safe access to Bow
Cargo Pipe line
Helicopter landing area on a VLCC
Collapsible ship side rails
Nowadays, Helicopters are extensively used
(for Pilot embarking, Crew changes and Stores supplies).
A Cargo Hose Handling Crane or the
Accommodation Ladder Or Gangway
A typical accommodation ladder
In this picture , the gangway is used for
transferring people (during a bunkering
operation) between two ships.
This Gangway is fixed to the ship and can be
only used if the jetty or other ship is within
This is a portable ladder and
can be used in various location
on board the ship. This can be
lifted and placed in position
by the Hose handling crane.
Cargo Drip Tray
Tank Dome used for access
to Cargo or Ballast tank
To fit to ships
These can be fitted on the manifold, so as to make the same
manifold available for different size of shore connections
To fit to shore
Steam runs through
these coils which in
turn heats up the
cargo in the tank
Rudder and Propeller
Rudder is Used for
steering the ship,
moves in Port or
Main Engine rotates the
Propeller which like a fan pushes
the water and makes the ship
move through the water.
A typical Tanker Mooring at a tanker berth
Forward Breast line
Aft Breast Line
Composite Buoy Mooring (CBM) Or Multi Buoy Mooring .
So, if the vessel is not
tied up properly, what
Example when a ships moorings has not been done
This case, the cargo hose parted as vessel surges alongside
• Vessel was alongside discharging cargo of unleaded gasoline.
• While the discharging was in progress, another vessel passed at high
speed causing Sunshine to surge heavily along the berth.
• The surging parted the tails of forward springs.
• The shore gangway was damaged and the cargo hose parted, spilling
approximately 500 bbls of Gasolene into the water.