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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...

April 29, 2011 - 02:45:27 pm

TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT - Management of the maintenance, crewing and insurance of the ship.TERMINAL - the business unit in ports...

April 24, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

CREW - The personnel engaged on board ship, excluding the master and officers and the passengers on passenger ships.CREW LIST...

April 17, 2011 - 08:00:00 am

Dunnage: Wood or other material used in stowing ship cargo to prevent its movement. Fender piles: This is the wooden or...

April 01, 2011 - 04:35:06 pm

FENDER PILES: The wooden or plastic pilings on the outer edge of the wharf function like the fenders on a car. They are there...

March 18, 2011 - 05:39:50 pm

RETURN CARGO - A cargo which enables a ship to return loaded to the port or area where her previous cargo was loaded.REVERSIBLE...

March 11, 2011 - 06:05:54 pm

Bulk cargo: Loose cargo (dry or liquid) that is loaded (shoveled, scooped, forked, mechanically conveyed or pumped) in volume...

February 27, 2011 - 07:50:25 pm

FENDER PILES: The wooden or plastic pilings on the outer edge of the wharf function like the fenders on a car. They are there...

February 21, 2011 - 01:36:37 pm

Berth: (verb) To bring a ship to a berth. (noun) The wharf space at which a ship docks. A wharf may have two or three berths,...

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