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Berthing in a Current

This method applies whichever side-to the ship is berthing. The current should always be stemmed, and there is then no danger of overrunning the berth. The ship is rounded to under slow headway with perfect control. The stream will be setting the ship down during the approach and for this reason the ship can well be headed for the bow position when berthed. A broad angle of approach is permeable, but the quay should form a tangent to the turning circle.  A broader angle of approach than in (1) will not fulfill this condition, and the ship will foul the quay.

Back springs should be secured as soon as possible. The rudder will be effective even under conditions of no headway.





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