BS 6349-4:2014 Maritime works. Code of practice for design of fendering and mooring systems

BS 6349-4:2014

Maritime works. Code of practice for design of fendering and mooring systems

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2014



What is this standard about?

BS 6349-4 gives recommendations and guidance on the design of fendering systems and layouts, mooring devices and mooring system layouts, principally for commercial vessels with a minimum displacement of 1 000 t .

Who is this standard for? 

  • The maritime industry
  • Infrastructure and environmental engineers for ports
  • Project management consultants for maritime/ports
  • Port authorities
  • Private consultancies
  • Planning agencies
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of fenders and vessel berthing products

Why should you use this standard? 

Since 2000 many things have changed relating to mooring and fendering, including vessel shape and size, self-propelled docking and commercial pressures on facility location. Both vessel sizes and berth construction have increased significantly. This revised standard covers the latest industry developments and the changes in design methods imposed by the adoption of limit state design methods encompassed in the Eurocode suite of standards.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS 6349-4 has been revised by technical experts in line with industry and technological developments and includes the following changes:

  • A reduction of informative content, with informative guidance separated from recommendations
  • General updating to reflect latest practice
  • Change in definitions of berthing mode and navigation conditions

Standard NumberBS 6349-4:2014
TitleMaritime works. Code of practice for design of fendering and mooring systems
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 June 2014
Confirm Date04 February 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 6349-2, BS 6349-1:2000, BS EN 1993, BS EN 60079-10-1, BS ISO 17357, BS 6349-1-4, BS EN 1995, ASTM F2192/05, BS 6349-1-1:2013
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 6349-5, BS 6349-8, PIANC Report WG33:2002, PIANC Report No.106:2009, BS 6349-1-2, BS 6349-1-3, BS 6349-3, BS 6349-7, BS 6349-6, IMO MSC/Circ 1175:2005
ReplacesBS 6349-4:1994
Draft Superseded By13/30199621 DC
DescriptorsDesign calculations, Elastomers, Dimensions, Fixing, Loading, Docks, Pneumatic structures, Breaking load, Steels, Grades (quality), Bollards, Shape, Ropes, Marine fenders, Quays, Wood, Harbours, Design, Stress, Water transport engineering components, Docking and mooring gear, Commercial, Layout, Vessels, Maritime structures
ISBN978 0 580 66969 9
File Size2.001 MB

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