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Technical Terms

Ton Per Centimer/Inch. Number of metric tons necessary to increase the draft by one centimer/inch when the ship is loaded near the Summer Draft.

TQM

Total Quality Management

A winch having one or more drums, which may operate independently or simultaneously, to hold、haul in or veer out the trawl ropes. It may have monitoring safety devices and spooling gear to protect ropes、net and gear. Auxiliary drums and warping ends may b ...

A test applied to one of a batch of machines of identical design from one manufacturer.

U

Uniform - U = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . - )Flag= Two white and two red square.When hoisted singly from a ship it means : "You are facing immediate danger."

Without any means of powering, except for hand power.

V

Victor - V = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . . - )Flag= Diagonal red cross on a white background.When hoisted singly from a ship it means : "I require assistance."(Kerchove)

W

Whiskey - W = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . - - )Flag= Central red square set in a larger white square with all-round blue border. When hoisted singly from a ship it means : "I require medical assistance."(Kerchove)

A winch used solely for warping, on which a rope may be wound under power but not stored.

An air operated device for hoisting or pulling. Similar to a slusher or tugger or An engine for handling drafts of cargo secured on deck and fitted with drums on a horizontal axle.

A machine designed to drop and hoist the anchor. It has one or more cable lifters mounted on a horizontal shaft, each being fitted with a brake. The cable lifters are capable of being declutched from the prime mover. One or two warping ends may also be fi ...

A kind of winch designed for hoisting and lowering the work-boat.

Bolts that secure the planks to the timbers.

Strong pieces of plank used with the wring-bolts.

X

X-ray - X = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . . - )Flag= White background and blue Greek cross.When hoisted singly from a ship it means : "Stop carrying out your intention and watch my signal.(Kerchove)

Y

Yankee - Y = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . - - )Flag= Diagonal red and yellow stripes.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am carrying mail"(Kerchove)

Z

Zulu - Z = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - - . . )Flag= 4 colored triangle having their apex meeting at the center of the flag: black at the hoist, blue at the fly, yellow at the top, red at the bottom. When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I wish ...

ZUMACA. Small sailing coaster from the River Plate estuary and the adjacent waters of Brazil. (Kerchove)