property which has been recovered from a wrecked vessel, or the recovery
of the vessel herself.
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.
A series of
trials conducted by the builders during which the owner's representatives
on board act in a consulting and checking capacity to determine if the
vessel has met the specifications.
sufficiency of a vessel in materials construction, equipment, crew and
outfit for the trade in which it is employed. Any sort of disrepair to the
vessel by which the cargo may suffer -- overloading, untrained officers,
etc., may constitute a vessel unseaworthy.
certificate issued by a classification society surveyor to allow a vessel
to proceed after she has met with a mishap that may have affected its
seaworthiness. It is frequently issued to enable a vessel to proceed,
after temporary repairs have been effected, to another port where
permanent repairs are then carried out.
which has her own crane for loading and discharging shipping containers
enabling the ship to serve ports which do not have suitable lifting
A ship whose holds
re shaped in such a way that the cargo levels itself.
A bulk carrier which is equipped
with gear for unloading cargo.
This refers to movements or
changing positions of cargo from one place to another. This can easily
endanger the seaworthiness or cargoworthiness of the ship.
agreement between the master of a ship and the crew concerning their
employment. It includes rates of pay and capacity of each crewman, the
date of commencement of the voyage and its duration.
seaworthiness of a ship regarding the centrifugal force which enables her
to remain upright.
A person or firm
who transacts all business in a port on behalf of shipowners or
charterers. Also called shipping agent; agent.
Individuals or businesses who
purchase transportation services or commodities.
of shippers formed to collectively and services with the conferences of
Ships built on the same
A tank in a tanker
into which slops are pumped. These represent a residue of the ship's cargo
of oil together with the water used to clean the cargo tanks. They are
left to separate out in the slop tank.
is not fully convertible to all currencies but only to some other soft
Safety of Life a Sea Convention
A charter for
a particular vessel to move a single cargo between specified loading
port(s) and discharge port(s) in the immediate future. Contract rate
("spot" rate) covers total operating expenses, i.e., bunkers, port
charges, canal tolls, crew's wages and food, insurance and repairs. Cargo
owner absorbs, in addition, any expenses specifically levied against the
Short tons (2,000
The right-hand side of a ship when
facing the front or forward end. The starboard side of a ship during
darkness is indicated by a green light.
A list which shows
the vessel's complement and details their various duties in connection
with fire and boat drills.
(Noun) The upright post or bar of
the bow of a vessel.
The reverse movement of a
A general term for provisions,
materials and supplies used aboard ship for the maintenance of the crew,
and for the navigation, propulsion and upkeep of the vessel and its
The placing of goods in a ship in
such a way as to ensure the safety and stability of the ship not only on a
sea or ocean passage but also in between ports when parts of the cargo
have been loaded or discharged.
The running of a ship
on shore on a beach.