One who is adept at splicing, knotting, and working with line and canvas.

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To deliberately put a sailor ashore and leave him there while the ship sails away.

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To put a person ashore with no means of returning.

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Marine Pollution Prevention (International Convention) MARS Nautical Institute Marine Accident Reporting System

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Marine PollutionUsually known as MARPOL 73/78, this is a set of regulation aimed at preventing pollution by oil, chemicals, noxious substances, garbage and sewage water.

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The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978.

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To temporarily sew the ends of two ropes together for rendering through a block. Also to grip together parts of a fall to prevent running out. To marry strands to prepare for splicing.

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Old Navy nickname for a flogging, particularly when across a gun.

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The operation of bringing two lines together; term also applied to other objects.

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Marine Accident Reporting Scheme Created by the Nautical Institute NI, the report are anonymous and do not provide any name of persons, ships or companies. The are published monthly in the NI publication 'Seaways'.The reports can be Emailed to mars@nautin ...

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A generic term for microstructures formed by diffusionless phase transformation in which the parent and product phases have a specific crystallographic relationship. Martensite is characterized by an acicular pattern in the microstructure in both ferrous ...

A sunshine recorder of the type in which the time scale is supplied by a chronograph. It consists of two bulbs, one of which is blackened, which communicate through a glass tube of small diameter. The tube is partially filled with mercury and contains two ...

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MAS

Mandatory Annual Survey (SOLAS,MARPOL)

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Material such as brick, rock, or stone.

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A type of heating appliance similar to a fireplace, but much more efficient and clean burning. They are made of masonry and have long channels through which combustion gases give up their heat to the heavy mass of the stove, which releases the heat slowly ...

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A type of municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration facility in which MSW is burned with only minor presorting to remove oversize, hazardous, or explosive materials. Mass burn facilities can be large, with capacities of 3000 tons (2.7 million kg) of MSW pe ...

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The vertical pole or spar that supports the boom and sails. a mast on a mechanically propelled vessel holds electronics antennas, lights, etc.

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A protective cover wrapped around the mast at the deck on a keel stepped boat to prevent water from entering the boat.

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The top of the mast

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The opening up the back (aft) edge of the mast in which the mainsail luff rope slides when it is hoisted. Some masts have an external sail track.

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