The staircase, porch, or berthing of the ladder-way to the cabin.
The berthing made to fit into a vessel's gangway on either side.
The rest of his companions had to hasten to assist in the berthing of the airship.
A little afterwards the boatswain's whistle sounded, the oars moved, and the galley was rowed out to her berthing station.
The ship had berthing room for eight ...