Ship Mooring

Ship mooring for ferry operators and commercial vessels

Our ship mooring capability demonstrates our widening experience in all aspects of shipping. We supply a range of facilities services to three of the port’s major ferry operators and commercial vessels. The vessels that arrive at the docks are reversed into the port where our teams come forward to catch the heaving lines from the ships. They are then responsible for the safe tying up of the vessels and the operation of the linkspans to ensure optimum traffic flow, for example turning around the large Ro-Ro ferries in under one hour.

Berthing or unmooring operations can only be safely conducted if the pilot has confidence in the mooring gangs. OCS is very proud that the port has an exemplary safety record, operating under OHSAS 18001, in what is considered to be the second most dangerous occupation in Britain. 

We are also very proud of our tradition of long service. Despite working in all weathers, our staff turnover is extremely low and absence record at a minimum giving our clients the benefit of many years of experience.