Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Fleet Moorings Underwater Inspection Report.
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV
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MCAS Iwakuni normally operates and maintains five F-class fleet moorings. One of these moorings, however, is currently out of service. The remaining four moorings are utilized as fuel tanker moorings. Each is of Japanese design and consists of an 8-foot-diameter drum-type buoy, a riser chain, a 15,000-pound concrete sinker at the base of the riser, three ground legs, and three 10,000-pound anchors. Of the five moorings inspected, one was considered to be in good condition and satisfactory for continued use. Two were found to be in fair condition and still satisfactory for continued use. One was found to be in poor condition, and one was out of service. Specific comments concerning the current condition of each of the moorings and recommendations for corrective actions are contained herein.
- Marine Engineering