Toward the stern, relative to some object ('abaft the fore hatch').



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CATWALK

A raised walkway running fore and aft from the midship

CENTERLINE

The middle line of the ship, extending from stem to stern at any level.

DRAFT MARKS

The numbers which are placed on each side of a ship at the bow and stern from the lower edge of the number to the bottom of the keel

FORWARD OR 
FORE PERPENDICULARS

A vertical line at the intersection of the fore side of the stem and the summer load waterline (See length between perpendiculars)

GIRDER

A continuous member usually running fore and aft under a deck for the purpose of supporting the deck beams and deck

MAIN DECK

The continuous deck of a ship running from fore to aft. The freeboard is measured from this deck.

MASTHEAD LIGHT

A white light situated on the fore and aft centerline of a ship

PANTING

The pulsation in and out of the bow and stern plating as the ship alternately rises and plunges deep into the water

RO/RO SHIP

Cargo or ferry ship on which trucks and other vehicles can be driven on and off on ramps through large openings at the bow, stern or side

CANT BEAM

Beams supporting the deck plating in the overhanging portion of the stern.

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