An opening in a ship's deck for passageway or for handling cargo or stores.

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An opening, generally rectangular, in a ship's deck affording access into the compartment below.

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

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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.

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Covers for closing up hatchways.

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One of the large square openings in the deck of a ship through which freight is hoisted in or out, and access is had to the hold.

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Change from a run to a reach

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Remove a boat from the water.

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The part on the object which is hauled upon.

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That part of a ship's bow where the hawse holes and hawse pipes are situated.

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An iron plate covering a hawse hole.

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A hole in the hull for mooring lines, cable, or chain to run through.

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Pipes made of heavy cast iron or steel through which the anchor chain runs; placed in the ship's bow on each side of the stem, or in some cases also at the stern when a stern anchor is used.

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A stopper used to prevent water from entering the hawse hole in heavy weather.

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A pipe lead-in for anchor chain through ship's bow.

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A rope used for towing or, mooring.

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Large strong rope used for towing purposes and for securing or mooring ships. Hawsers are now mostly made of steel.

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An industry abbreviation for "Hazardous Material."

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An object that might not allow safe operation. A group of rocks just under the water or a submerged wreck could be a navigational hazard.

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Fine dust or salt particles dispersed through a portion of the atmosphere; a type of lithometer. The particles are so small they cannot be felt or seen with the naked eye. Many haze formations are caused by the presence of an abundance of condensation nuc ...

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