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A bridge that carries the deck on the very top of the superstructure.



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ORTHOTROPIC DECK

A bridge deck constructed typically of flat steel plate and longitudinal and transverse ribs; functions in carrying traffic and acting as top flanges of floor beams.

BALE CUBIC

The internal volume of a cargo hold measured from the inside faces of the cargo battens, and lower side of the deck beams, and the top of the tank top ceiling.

MOLDED_DEPTH

The vertical distance from the molded baseline to the top of the freeboard deck beam at side, measured at midlength of the ship

BRIDGE HOUSE

An erection fitted on the upper or superstructure deck of a ship. The officer's quarters, lounge are usually located in the bridge house

GUNWALE

The upper edge of the hull. The top timber on the rail round the outer edge of the deck.

PEDESTAL

  1. The support for a column. 2. A metal support carrying one end of a bridge truss or girder and transmitting any load to the top of a pier or abutment. 3. See blanking level. 4. A supporting part or the base of an upright structure, such as a radar antenna.

DECK BARGE

Transports heavy or oversize cargoes mounted to its top deck instead of inside a hold. Machinery, appliances, project cargoes and even recreational vehicles move on deck barges.

FLUSH DECK SHIP

A ship constructed with upper deck extending throughout her entire length without a break or a superstructure, such as forecastle, bridge or poop

DECK HOUSE

Small superstructure on the top deck which contains the steering wheel and other navigational instruments.

PA-SYSTEM

Public address system: Loudspeakers in the vessel ́s cabins, mess rooms, etc., and on deck via which important information can bbroadcast from a central point, mostly from the navigation bridge

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