c. Seiches - avoid locations subject to seiches (long-period waves of large amplitude).
Extreme and unpredictable surge may part mooring lines and damage vessel.
d. Tsunamis - avoid locations subject to tsunamis (seismic sea waves). Extreme and
unpredictable surge may part mooring lines and damage vessel.
Winds and Weather
a. Winds - Moorings on Naval vessels are typically designed to resist wind speeds up to
50 knots (58 mph) coupled with a 3 knot current. Design facilities assuming the vessel is at the
berth in winds up to 64 knots (75 mph). See also "Disaster Control and Emergency Plans" above.
b. Weather - Frequent fog and ice impact the efficiency of naval ports and sites should be
selected with low occurrences.
Contact the Local Port Authority for regulations that may affect homeporting
considerations. While regulations are dynamic, items such as environmental protection, oily waste
and sewage collection, clean air regulations, garbage and trash disposal, recycling, and channel
speed limits can affect the optimization of a homeport.
SECTION 3 - Repair
Coordination of Repair
Coordinate capability of local ship repair facilities and salvage operations with
NAVSEASYSCOM PMS 312 and Code 08, COMNAVAIRLANT N4, or COMNAVAIRPAC
N4. The following facilities should be available within a reasonable distance from the homeport
to minimize disruption to families and to allow an acceptable level of sailor quality of life as
defined in PERSTEMPO requirements.
a. A Controlled Industrial Facility (CIF) or Radiological Work Facility used for the
inspection, modification, and repair of radiological controlled equipment and components
associated with Naval nuclear propulsion plants. It also provides facilities and equipment for the
treatment, reclamation, and packaging for disposal of radiologically controlled liquids and solids.
It includes non-radiologically controlled spaces for administration and other support functions.
b. A Ship Maintenance Facility (SMF) housing the machine tools, industrial processes
and work functions necessary to perform non-radiological depot level maintenance on CVN
propulsion plants. Non-radiological work is the primary burden of work during Nimitz
c. A Maintenance Support Facility (MSF) housing both administrative and technical staff
offices supporting CVN propulsion plant maintenance, as well as central area for receiving,