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A walkway elevated over the deck for crew's safe passage across awash decks in stormy weather.



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TWO-WAY ROUTE

A route within defined limits in which two-way traffic is established, aimed at providing safe passage of ships through waters where navigation is difficult or dangerous.

DREDGED CHANNEL

A channel that has been artificially widened or deepened for the safe passage of vessels etc.

NAVAL COOPERATION AND GUIDANCE FOR SHIPPING

It is a naval organization with members who are trained to establish and provide advice for safe passage of merchant ships worldwide, during times of peace, tension, crisis and war. NCAGS personnel act as a liaison between military commanders and the civil authorities. During war, the NCAGS organization may be responsible for establishing a convoy.

NCAGS

Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping - a naval organization with members who are trained to establish and provide advice for safe passage of merchant ships worldwide, during times of peace, tension, crisis and war. NCAGS personnel act as a liaison between military commanders and the civil authorities. During war, the NCAGS organization may be responsible for establishing a convoy.

GUT

A narrow passage or contracted strait connecting two bodies of water

DECK

A platform in a ship corresponding to a floor in a building

KNEE

  1. Connects two parts roughly at right angles, e.g. deck beams to frames.
  2. A vertical rubber fender used on pushboats or piers, sometimes shaped like a human leg bent slightly at the knee.

AIR LEAKAGE

  1. In duct work, air which escapes from a joint, coupling, and such. 2. The undesired leakage or uncontrolled passage of air from a ventilation system.

SHEER STRAKE

The course of shell plating at strength deck level

CHANNELS

Extension boarding at deck level to increase the width of the hull of a sailing ship for the lower stays land upon, thus providing a wider angle of mast support. The traditional position from which a seaman heaved a hand lead line (to establish depth).

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