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Technical Terms

Small hatch in the fidley deck around the stack and uptakes. Generally closed by grating and steel covers.

A included angle between a rope and vertical plane of winch drum or warping end axial line, through the point at which rope leaves the drum or warping end

(See FRENCH-FAKE.)

A crane with a boom consisted of several sections, being capable of moving the weight positions though folding the boom.

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A prime mover which is suitable for operating the deck machinery at its full designed load.

G

Golf - G = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - - . )Flag= Six yellow and blue vertical bars.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I require a pilot." . Still widely used.

A kind of winch, which is applied for receiving/throwing the sampling apparatus, and performing the oceanic & geological sampling.

Attachment to a crane which consists of a pair of large pincers at the end of a wire.

H

Hotel - H = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . . . )Flag= Vertically divided in two : white at the hoist, red at the fly.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I have a pilot on board." . Still widely used.

Steel surround to a hatchway vertically to the deck for preventing water ingress into the hold and to lessen risk for persons.

A power-operated device with one or two drums to ensure that the working part of the fibre rope is reeled in no more than one layer. It may be used in conjunction with a rope storage reel.

The maximum tension (in kilonewtons) that can be maintained by a braking/locking system in the first layer.

A kind of winch, which is applied for receiving/throwing the hydrographic survey apparatus, and performing the hydrographic measurements.

I

India - I = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . )Flag= Black disk on yellow ground.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am altering my course to port." (Kerchove)

A test applied to each machine produced by a manufacturer.

J

Juliet - J = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . - - - )Flag= Horizontally divided in three with white in the middle and blue up and down.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am going to send a semaphore signal." (Kerchove)

A crane with a jib which may be rotated by turning gear and adjusted in the vertical plane.

K

Kilo - K = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . - )Flag= Vertically divided with yellow at the hoist, blue at the fly.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "Stop your vessel immediately." (Kerchove)

L

Lima - L = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . - . . )Flag= Two yellow and two black squares.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "Stop, I have something important to communicate." (Kerchove)