Mooring (also: docking) a ship is the attachment of a ship to a fixed object such as a quay or pier, or to a floating object such as a mooring buoy. A location where a ship moors is usually called a berth.

Mooring a ship is often done by using a thick rope called a mooring line or mooring line. Mooring lines are attached to the deck of the ship by means of mooring pins provided there. On the other side they may be fastened to a bollard.

If a ship is not moored according to the rules of the trade, the ship and its infrastructure can be damaged.

This requires an in-depth knowledge of different systems and communication with the ship, so that the desired methods, which are determined by the captain, are correctly implemented.


If desired, the course can be concluded with a test.

Participants receive a certificate of participation or a certificate showing that the exam was passed