[meaning]

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L/C

Letter Of Credit

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L/D

Load / Discharge Borkers term : average load/discharge rate per day, in tons. (L/D 6000/3000). Usually followed by more details about the method of counting the days.

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Volume flow rate measured in liters per second

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L/T

Long tons (2,240 lbs.).

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LA

Lifting Appliance

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Description of a vessel when she rolls or pitches excessively while underway in heavy seas.

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A special type of oil free, positive displacement reciprocating compressor, working without piston rings. The seal between piston and cylinder wall is produced by a series of labyrinths.

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A length of line or thin rope; A line used to attach a sail to a spar.

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A deposit resulting from the oxidation and polymerization of fuels and lubricants when exposed to high temperatures. Similar to, but harder, than varnish.

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Stairway of inclined or vertical steps on board ship.

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A metal, wooden or rope stairway.

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Loaded aboard a vessel.

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That which is loaded into a ship. The act of loading.

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Refers to the freight shipped; the contents of a shipment.

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Jettisoned goods that cast overboard and are buoyed for subsequent recovery.

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In wastewater treatment or livestock facilities, a shallow pond used to store wastewater where sunlight and biological activity decompose the waste.

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An area of water totally or partially enclosed by coral islands, atolls, and reefs.

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A boat in a dry dock.

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A unit of luminance (or brightness) equal to 1/6 candles per square centimeter.

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