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Chartering Terms

Sundays and Holidays Excluded. Method of calculating the Lay days. These days are not counted.


A larger vessel usually thought of as being used for ocean travel. A vessel able to carry a "boat" on board.

Society of International Gas Tankers and Terminal Operators ltd.

Pieces of timber put in horizontally between the frames to form and secure any opening; as, for ports.

Ship Inspection Report Exchange. Oil and product tanker inspection and exchange of information system. The main sers are the oil majors, the charterers and the shipowners. (Seaways A-40) This system did not prevent the chartering of the ERIKA by TotalFina ...

Inspection report:a database system of the OCIMF


Seafarers International Union.

A rope bent to the cable just outside the hawse-hole, and brought in on the weather quarter, for slipping.

A small vessel with one mast. (See PLATE 4.)

To turn anything round or over.

Support for Maritime Training scheme (UK)


Safety Management Certificate. (ISM Code) Certificates stating that the ship has an SMS


Single Mooring Point. Tanker terminal using a single buoy or fixed structure to fasten the vessel and carry out cargo operations. The ship can swing freely around this point.


Safety Management System (ISM Code)


An order to 'vast hauling upon anything when it has come to its right position.


Standard Operating Procedure

Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency ProcedureSet of instructions to use in case of oil discharge. On most vessels carrying dry goods it is only needed for bunkering operation. These instructions however include many drills which must be carried out and reco ...

Secretary of State's Representative for Marine salvage and Intervention

Under Hook (i.e.barge cargo)