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June 22, 2012 - 04:38:26 pm

DECK - A permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part thereof.DINGHY - A small open boat. A dinghy is often used as...

June 15, 2012 - 05:54:23 pm

LATITUDE - The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.LAZARETTE - A storage space in a boat's...

June 10, 2012 - 04:40:58 pm

HATCH - An opening in a boat's deck fitted with a watertight cover.HEAD - A marine toilet. Also the upper corner of a...

June 01, 2012 - 05:44:49 pm

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

May 25, 2012 - 04:57:49 pm

COGSA - Carriage of Goods by SeaCOLLIER - Vessel used for transporting coal.COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM - Electronic system...

May 13, 2012 - 02:24:41 pm

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

May 04, 2012 - 04:20:15 pm

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

April 27, 2012 - 04:15:46 pm

CABIN - A compartment for passengers or crew.CAPSIZE - To turn over.CAST OFF - To let go.CATAMARAN - A twin-hulled boat, with...

April 20, 2012 - 04:39:20 pm

LATITUDE - The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.LAZARETTE - A storage space in a boat's...

April 10, 2012 - 02:19:26 pm

TILLER - A bar or handle for turning a boat's rudder or an outboard motor.TOPSIDES - The sides of a vessel between the...

March 30, 2012 - 06:45:03 pm

SOUNDING - A measurement of the depth of water.SPRING LINE - A pivot line used in docking, undocking, or to prevent the boat...

March 25, 2012 - 08:00:00 am

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

March 19, 2012 - 09:40:45 am

GALLEY - The kitchen area of a boat.GANGWAY - The area of a ship's side where people board and disembark.GEAR - A general term...

March 04, 2012 - 09:00:00 am

LAID-UP - Ships not in active service; a ship which is out of commission for fitting out, awaiting better markets, needing work...

February 26, 2012 - 09:00:00 am

FENDER - A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage.FIGURE EIGHT KNOT - A knot in the...

February 19, 2012 - 09:00:00 am

HAGUE RULES - Code of minimum conditions for the carriage of cargo under a bill of ladingHAGUE VISBY RULES - the 1968 revision...

February 05, 2012 - 02:30:14 pm

LATITUDE - The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.LAZARETTE - A storage space in a boat's...

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...

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