Maintenance is a crucial part of a moorings life cycle and must be done at least annually. Failure to do this can result in wear and connection point corrosion being missed which may result in repercussions later on. Sometimes this may also affect vessel insurance as well.
It is important to used not only accredited but experienced divers who know what they are looking for as well as being managed by an engineer familiar with mooring configuration and design. It is also imperative that a qualified engineer sign off on these moorings as design integrity is extremely important should be re-confirmed with every new vessel-mooring match up.
The measuring and recording of connection integrity, wear and anchor penetration and position should happen at least annually and after every significant weather event and recorded using written record, photo’s and video where possible. Every mooring should have a General Arrangement Drawing to allow for cross referencing of components.