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Stories about the multiple vessel mooring system (mvms) pilot project and implementation in Newport Beach, CA

MVMS Committee Fourth Meeting

multiple vessel mooring system conceptual drawing

MVMS concept drawing

The fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on the MVMS met April 28th at City Hall. The meeting’s discussion focused on different mooring systems than are presently used in Newport Harbor to secure moorings to the bottom of the bay. As reported earlier, the Ad Hoc Committee intends to propose a system which does not use pilings to secure, or anchor, the floats in place.

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MVMS Committee Third Meeting

multiple vessel mooring system conceptual drawing

MVMS concept drawing

City Seeks Mooring Permit Holder Volunteers

The Harbor Commission MVMS ad hoc committee seeks volunteers to test drive floating docks during the one year pilot project in Newport Harbor. Permit holders are welcome to volunteer use of mooring location for their own floating dock use (no extra charge), or for use by others (rental by City). Own mooring tackle would be replaced by City, as is, where is, on the project’s completion, at City's expense. During the one year pilot project, own ballast and tackle would be replaced with City–purchased gear suitably rated to hold the City’s floating dock and boats tied to it.

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MVMS Committee Second Meeting

multiple vessel mooring system conceptual drawing

MVMS concept drawing

The MVMS pilot project will test about six floats in a few areas of the harbor. The committee will test the most basic configuration of floating dock, a simple long rectangle which will accommodate boats on either side. These would be floats about 50 feet long by about 5 feet wide. A very tentative number to build such floats is about $50/sq. ft., or $12,500 each just for the float.

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MVMS Committee First Meeting

stylized version of Don Leach photo for Daily Pilot of Newport Beach City Hall at night

City Hall at night
© 2012 Don Leach / Daily Pilot

The first meeting of the MVMS Ad-Hoc Committee was Monday, March 24th in the Crystal Cove Conference Room (Bay 2 D, second floor about mid–complex) at City Hall. Two of three Harbor Commission volunteers, Commissioners Avery and McIntosh, attended. Others included Chris Miller and Shannon Levin of the City’s Harbor Resources department, about half a dozen members of the public, and two journalists representing The Log and The Register. The committee is in the process of defining its goal. Continue reading