A representative of a government commission or agency vested with power to administer oaths, examine witnesses, take testimony, and conduct hearings of cases submitted to, or initiated by, that agency. Also called Hearing Examiner.


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PIPE

A tube made of metal, clay, plastic, wood, or concrete and used to conduct a fluid, gas, or finely divided solid.

FREIGHT FORWARDER

Arranges shipments for customers usually break bulk. Does not actually carry the cargo or conduct business for the ship.

SEARCH PATTERN

A pattern according to which vessels and/or aircraft may conduct a coordinated search (the IMOSAR offers seven search patterns)

THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

The ability of a material to conduct heat, expressed as thermal power conducted per unit temperature and thickness. Metals and other thermal 'conductors' have a large thermal conductivity. Refractories and other thermal 'insulators' have a low thermal conductivity.

RCC

Rescue Co-ordination Centre a unit responsible for promoting the efficient organization of SAR services and for co-ordinating the conduct of SAR operations within a SAR region

OCEAN PASSAGES FOR THE WORLD

A British publication relating to the planning and conduct of ocean passages. Published by the Hydrographer of the Navy, Ocean Passages for the World addresses those areas which lie mainly out side the areas covered in detail by Admiralty Sailing Directions. It is kept up-to-date by periodical supplements. The publication should not be used without reference to the latest supplement and those Notices to Mariners published to correct Sailing Directions.

SONAR

1. An acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging, a method of using sound pulses to detect, range, and sometimes image underwater targets and obstacles or the bed of the sea. 2. The equipment used to conduct such searches, ranging, and imaging.

CORE

In electrical equipment, a material designed to conduct magnetic flux easily but offer high resistance to current. In a nuclear reactor, the area in which nuclear fission takes place and heat is produced.

HAND-OVER

Term used in contracts, meaning the process of providing exclusive, unencumbered, peaceful, and vacant possession of and access to a concession area and the existing operational port infrastructure and also all rights, title (free of all encumbrances and security), and interest in all the movable assets and all the facilities by the government or the port authority on the hand-over date for the conduct of terminal operations.

MTSA

The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, is designed to protect ports and waterways from terrorists attacks. The law is the U.S. equivalent of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code(ISPS), and was fully implemented on July 1, 2004. It requires vessels and port facilities to conduct vulnerability assessments and develop security plans that may include passenger, vehicle, and baggage screening procedures; security patrols; establishing restricted areas; personnel Identification procedures; access control measures; and/or installation of surveillance equipment.

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