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Technical Terms


To set up rigging, is to tauten it by tackles. The seizings are then put on afresh.


Direction toward which the current is flowing.



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.

A kind of winch, which is applied for longitudinal and transverse moving or positioning the engineering ship.

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 winch having a rope storage capacity and used for slewing and retaining a boom.

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)