Stowing cargo destined for a specific location close together to avoid unnecessary cargo movement.



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LIFT

1) A change in wind direction enabling a yacht to point in a direction that was previously too close hauled. 2) A rope or tackle from a boom to the mast to support and move it for cargo working.

BELL SUCTION

A flared end of a liquid cargo pipeline positioned close to the bottom of the tank.

TOP-OFF

To fill a ship which is already partly loaded with cargo or bunkers.

GANTRY OR GANTRY CRANE

An aerial crane on which the upper blocks travel on a shuttle type frame over parallel rails to load or discharge cargo from a vessel.

CCR

Cargo Control Room - the place where the loading or unloading of a tank vessel is controlled and monitored. Usually contains pump controls and vessel monitoring equipment.

VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN

A plan required by the United States for all vessels transporting petroleum within U.S. waters. This VRP must ensure that an owner has under contract or other means response equipment available to handle a maximum probable release of cargo into the environment in the areas where that companies vessels operate. It also requires a formal plan of notification and a list of the responsible individuals within that company who can be contacted to direct the clean-up efforts should an incident occur. This plan must be submitted and formally approved by the USCG in Washington D.C.

LANDBRIDGE

Movement of cargo by water from one country through the port of another country, thence, using rail or truck, to an inland point in that country or to a third country. As example, a through movement of Asian cargo to Europe across North America.

SEGREGATED BALLAST

The ballast water introduced into tank which is commonly separated from the cargo oil and oil fuel system and which is permanently allocated to the carriage of ballast and cargoes other than oil or noxious substances as defined in the annexes of the present convention.

OVER CARRIAGE

The transportation of cargo beyond its intended port of discharge.

R-22

A refrigerant gas whose full name is monochlorodifluoromethane. Colorless, odorless, and non-flammable. It has a relatively low toxicity with a TLV of 1000 ppm. It is used on gas carriers and also on other vessels and applications where cooling and refrigeration are required, i.e. air conditioners, cargo refrigeration units etc..

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