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A space or zone (defined by the Gas Codes) within a ship’s cargo area which is designated as likely to contain flammable vapor and which is not equipped with approved arrangements to ensure that its atmosphere is maintained in a safe condition at all times. (Refer to the Gas Codes for a more detailed definition).

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BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

BUBBLE POINT

The differential gas pressure at which the first steady stream of gas bubbles is emitted from a wetted filter element under specified test conditions.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

ARC

A flash, caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

COMBI

Vessel designed for a combination of passengers, and different types of cargo.

DERRICK

A device for hoisting and lowering heavy weights, cargo, stores, etc

DUNNAGE

Cushioning material placed among cargo to prevent their motion

GENERAL CARGO

Non-bulk cargo. The cargo may be of various kinds

ADIABATIC COMPRESSION

Compressing a gas without removing or adding heat.
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