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January 29, 2012 - 09:00:00 am

Landlord Port: At a landlord port, the port authority builds the wharves, which it then rents or leases to a terminal operator...

January 22, 2012 - 06:44:02 pm

DAVITS - Two radial cranes on a ship which hold the lifeboats, which are used to lower and lift lifeboats.DEADWEIGHT (DWT) - A...

December 02, 2011 - 02:02:54 pm

FATHOM - Six feet.FENDER - A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage.FIGURE EIGHT KNOT...

November 25, 2011 - 12:17:07 pm

ABLE BODIED SEAMAN - A member of the deck crew who is able to perform all the duties of an experienced seamen; certificated by...

November 04, 2011 - 02:14:14 pm

PIER - A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore.PILE - A wood, metal or concrete pole driven into the bottom....

October 30, 2011 - 11:25:13 am

FATHOM - Six feet.FENDER - A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage.FIGURE EIGHT KNOT...

October 14, 2011 - 04:51:37 pm

Beak head: Originally the ram on the prow of a fighting galley. Later, it referred to a small, far-forward, pointed platform....

October 09, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

SCOPE - Technically, the ratio of length of anchor rode in use to the vertical distance from the bow of the vessel to the...

October 09, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

SCOPE - Technically, the ratio of length of anchor rode in use to the vertical distance from the bow of the vessel to the...

October 02, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Fall: The line on any tackle that is hauled. The tackles on boat davits are known as boat falls, from the Middle English fallen...

September 23, 2011 - 01:55:28 pm

BATTEN DOWN - Secure hatches and loose objects both within the hull and on deck.BEAM - The greatest width of the boat.BEARING...

September 16, 2011 - 02:55:46 pm

SATELLITE NAVIGATION - A form of position finding using radio transmissions from satellites with sophisticated on-board...

September 09, 2011 - 04:32:26 pm

DEAD AHEAD - Directly ahead.DEAD ASTERN - Directly aft.DECK - A permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part thereof...

September 02, 2011 - 03:02:32 pm

BATTEN DOWN - Secure hatches and loose objects both within the hull and on deck.BEAM - The greatest width of the boat.BEARING...

August 26, 2011 - 03:29:23 pm

Aboard: On or in a vessel. The word comes from two sources, Latin bordure and Anglo-Saxon bord, both meaning "side," suggesting...

August 19, 2011 - 03:15:14 pm

List: Both a noun and a verb referring to a ships Upping to one side or the other due to poor trim, shifting cargo, or sinking...

August 12, 2011 - 10:36:50 am

The ‘Nautical’ Origins of Some Common Expressions       We often use these words and phrases without knowing that their...

July 29, 2011 - 02:26:15 pm

We often use these words and phrases without knowing that their origins traceable to seamen. Here are some of themCut and Run...

July 22, 2011 - 12:28:20 pm

We often use these words and phrases without knowing that their origins traceable to seamen. Here are some of them As the Crow...

July 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

ABAFT - Toward the rear (stern) of the boat. Behind.ABEAM - At right angles to the keel of the boat, but not on the boat.ABOARD...

July 12, 2011 - 06:58:45 pm

Tackle: Traditionally pronounced "tay-kle," it refers to gear on deck in general or, specifically, to blocks and their...

July 03, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Mess: Part of the ship's company that eats together, (such as the officers' mess) and, by extension, the place where they eat....

July 03, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Mess: Part of the ship's company that eats together, (such as the officers' mess) and, by extension, the place where they eat....

May 20, 2011 - 06:01:59 pm

Breakbulk cargo: Non-containerized general cargo stored in boxes,bales, pallets or other units to be loaded onto or discharged...

May 08, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

MARINE SURVEYOR: Person who inspects a ship hull or its cargo for damage or quality.MASTER: The officer in charge of the ship...

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