An access way in a deck, with a ladder leading below, for the use of the crew


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OFFSET SCREWDRIVER

A screwdriver with the blade set perpendicular to the shank for access to screws in otherwise awkward places.

NEUTRON SOIL-MOISTURE METER

An instrument for measuring the water content of soil and rocks as indicated by the scattering and absorption of neutrons emitted from a source, and resulting gamma radiation received by a detector, in a probe lowered into an access hole.

CONTAINER TERMINAL

A specialized facility where ocean container vessels dock to discharge and load containers, equipped with cranes with a safe lifting capacity of 35-40 tons, with booms having an outreach of up to 120 feet in order to reach the outside cells of vessels. Most such cranes operate on rail tracks and have articulating rail trucks on each of their four legs, enabling them to traverse along the terminal and work various bays on the vessel and for more than one crane to work a single vessel simultaneously. Most terminals have direct rail access and container storage areas, and are served by highway carriers.

SCUTTLE

A small circular or oval opening fitted in decks to provide access

MANHOLE

An access opening to the interior, elliptical and 11 in. by 15 in. or larger or circular 15-in. diameter or larger.

APPROACHES

The waterways that give access or passage to harbours and channels.

BUTTERWORTH OPENING

A deck access designed for butterworth gear.

CARPENTERS TRUNK

Access to side lights cabinet.

P. CODE

High accuracy and restricted access code in GPS positioning.

TRANSOM CUTOUT

An aperture in a transom used to mount an outboard or give access for boarding.

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