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System or process for securing a vessel or buoy to a sinker, to the shore or to a mooring buoy.


The term "mooring" is also commonly used to denote the position at which a vessel is anchored.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM