Figure 5-2.--Navy-style foam-filled fender.
Fenders protect the ship from contact with the pier
A padeye is a plate with an eye attached, welded to
or another ship.
the deck to distribute the strain over a large area, and to
The most common ship fender is a pneumatic
which a block can be hooked or shackled. A padeye is
fender made of rubber, about 4 feet long and 3 feet in
also used in towing operations.
diameter. It should be positioned amidships at the
extreme beam. This fender is normally the only one the
A bollard is a strong cylindrical upright on a pier,
ship rides against when it is alongside another ship. A
over which the eye (or bight) of a ship's mooring line is
number of additional fenders, depending on the size and
type of ship, are kept ready on the forecastle and on the