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A common measure of ship carrying capacity. The number of tons (2240 lbs.) of cargo, stores and bunkers that a vessel can transport. It is the difference between the number of tons of water a vessel displaces "light" and the number of tons it displaces "w ...

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A length of rope used in a tug to bowse in the towrope. Gog rope.

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A region drawn on a chart to separate two lanes that have shipping vessels moving in opposite directions.

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Small tank situated at the extreme after end of a ship.

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An extent of corrosion such that assessement or corrosion pattern indicates a wastage in excess of 75% of the allowable margins, but within the acceptable limits.

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Certificate issued by consular officials of some importing countries at the point or place of export when the subject goods are exported under bond.

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Maximum breadth of a ship, measured from the insides of her plating.

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Also length waterline or load waterline (LWL) - This is the length of the boat where it meets the water when loaded to its designed capacity.

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Obsolete, albeit heavily used, term of sale meaning "cargo and freight" whereby Seller pays for cost of goods and freight charges up to destination port. In July, 1990 the International Chamber of Commerce replaced C&F with CFR.

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Extra draught allowed by the load line regulations for loading in fresh water.

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A wind which blows on the beam thus requiring no tacking or trimming of the sails. It will take a sailing vessel somewhere without requiring much nautical ability.

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Vertical bulkhead for restricting flow of oil or water due to rolling or pitching of a vessel.

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Describing an anchor when it hangs by its ring at the cathead or from the hawsehole ready for letting go.

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Volume flow rate measured in normal cubic metres per minute (or hour), i.e. related back to normal inlet conditions

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(Carriage Paid To) (...Named Place of Destination):A Term of Sale which means the seller pays the freight for the carriage of the goods to the named destination. The risk of loss of or damage to the goods, as well as any additional costs due to events occ ...

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Slanted plates fitted in dry cargo holds to prevent undesired pockets of cargo. The term is also commonly applied to slanted plates that are fitted to improved the structural stability of corrugated bulkheads and framing members.

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A line painted on the side of the vessel to which the vessel sinks when carrying its full load. The water line when a vessel is carrying its full load.

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(Delivered Duty paid) (...Named Port of Destination):"Delivered Duty Paid" means that the seller fulfills his obligation to deliver when the goods have been made available at the named place in the country of importation. The seller has to bear the risks ...

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(Free Carrier) (... Named Place):A Term of Sale which means the seller fulfills their obligation when he or she has handed over the goods, cleared for export, into the charge of the carrier named by the buyer at the named place or point. If no precise poi ...

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(Carriage and Insurance Paid To) (...Named Place of Destination):A Term of Sale which means the seller has the same obligations as under CPT, but with the addition that the seller has to procure cargo insurance against the buyer's risk of loss of or damag ...

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