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A large, cautious turn made to approach a gangway or to come alongside a vessel or jetty in a boat.

The gingerbread woodwork on the stern of old sailing ships.

1. Loose, not on moorings or towline.2.Floating at random; not fastened by and kind of mooring; at the mercy of winds and currents; loose from normal anchorage. A vessel is said to be adrift when she breaks away from her moorings, warfs, and so on. t – ...

A method causing a liquid or gas to condense on the surface only of an adsorbing material.

a filter medium primarily intended to hold soluble and insoluble contaminants on its surface by molecular adhesion.

the attraction to, and retention of particles in, a filter medium by electrostatic forces, or by molecular attraction between the particles and the medium.

To move cargo up line to a vessel leaving sooner than the one booked. (See "Roll.")

Transportation charge advanced by one carrier to another to be collected by the later carrier from the consignor or consignee.

Method of reeving a tackle in order to gain the maximum increase in power.

Can occur any time warm, moist air blows over a surface cool enough to drop it's temperature below the dew point.

Consignments of cargo sent abroad in a ship to be sold or bartered by the master to best advantage or when the opportunity arises.

Shipment of goods on shipper's own account. A bill of adventure is a document signed by the master of the ship that carries goods at owner' risk.

A notice sent to a local or foreign buyer advising that shipment has gone forward and containing details of packing, routing, etc. A copy of the invoice is often enclosed and, if desired, a copy of the bill of lading.

To combine or charge with gas.

Having a shape that that is not adversely affected by wind flowing past it.

A suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in a gas.

An agreement by an ocean carrier to provide cargo space on a vessel at a specified time and for a specified price to accommodate an exporter or importer.

Resting on the surface of the water.


Forward. The opposite of abaft.