Mooring Buoy

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mooring buoy

[′mu̇r·iŋ ‚bȯi]
A buoy secured to the bottom by permanent moorings and provided with means for mooring a vessel by use of its anchor chain or mooring lines; in its usual form a mooring buoy is equipped with a ring.

Mooring Buoy


a steel float holding a chain (mooring bridle), running from an anchor of great mass that lies on the bottom (a so-called mooring anchor). Mooring buoys may be of various dimensions. They are placed in harbors and in roads for the off-shore mooring of combat ships or merchant ships. The ship is secured to the bridle by a steel cable or by its own anchor cable, which is temporarily unriveted from the anchor. Mooring “on a buoy” allows the ship to move quickly out to sea, since it is not necessary to lift anchor and lose an extended amount of time.

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