QUARTERS – Accommodation on a ship, i.e. crew quarters.
REEFER – Refrigerator ship; a vessel designed to carry goods requiring refrigeration, such as meat and fruit. A reefer ship has insulated holds into which cold air is passed at the temperature appropriate to the goods being carried.
REEFER BOX – An insulated shipping container designed to carry cargoes requiring temperature control. It is fitted with a refrigeration unit, which is connected to the ship’s electrical power supply.
RETURN CARGO – A cargo which enables a ship to return loaded to the port or area where her previous cargo was loaded.
REVERSIBLE -TIME – Option for charterers to add together time allowed for loading & discharging relative to terms of a particular charter party
ROLLING CARGO – Cargo which is on wheels, such as truck or trailers, and which can be driven or towed on to a ship.
RO/RO SHIP – Freight ship or ferry with facilities for vehicles to drive on and off (roll-on roll-off); a system of loading and discharging a ship whereby the cargo is driven on and off on ramps. Equipped with large openings at bow and stern and sometimes also on the side, providing easy access. Fully loaded trucks or trailers carrying containers are accommodated on the deck.
SADC – Southern African Development Community.
SAIMENA – South African Institute of Marine Engineers & Naval Architects.
SALVAGE – The property which has been recovered from a wrecked vessel, or the recovery of the vessel herself.
SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority.
SAPO – South African Port Operations
SASSA – SA Ship Suppliers Association.
SATS GBOBA – General Botha Old Boys Association.
SEABEE – Sea-barge, a barge carrier design similar to “LASH” but which uses rollers to move the barges aboard the ship; the self-propelled loaded barges are themselves loaded on board as cargo and are considerably larger than those loaded on LASH ships.
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