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Berth

A place on a port or dock where a ship is tied when not in use. Large ports have different berths for different purposes. For example, a ship storing natural gas may dock at a berth away from other ships.
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Various other military vessels responded off the coast of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, providing a range of support including berthing for relief workers, oil spill response, emergency medical assistance, and even kenneling for dogs and cats left stranded by the storm.
Berth 10, which is at the seaward end of the quay, became operational on March 23, 2009 with the berthing of an oil tanker now undergoing FPSO conversion.