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The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.



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DEADWEIGHT

The total weight in tons (2240 lb.) that a ship carries on a specified draft including fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, baggage, crew and their effects, but excluding the water in the boilers. It is the difference in weight between a vessel when it is fully loaded and when it is empty measured by the water it displaces.

LIGHT DISPLACEMENT

The displacement in tons of the ship complete with all outfit, equipment, and machinery on board but excluding all fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, dunnage, and the crew and their effects. The light condition displacement includes the lubricating oil for the machinery and water in the boilers at steaming level. Also called light weight.

LIGHT WEIGHT

The displacement in tons of the ship complete with all outfit, equipment, and machinery on board but excluding all fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, dunnage, and the crew and their effects. The light condition displacement includes the lubricating oil for the machinery and water in the boilers at steaming level. Also called light weight.

SEAWORTHINESS

The condition of a vessel with regards to materials, construction, equipment, crew and outfit which is considered safe for the trade in which it is employed

NET TONNAGE

Net tonnage is the gross tonnage less certain additional spaces such as crew and officer spaces, chart room, and a percentage of the propelling machinery spaces; also see deadweight, displacement, light and displacement, loaded

OMBO

One Man Bridge Operations when a sole OOW maintains a navigational watch on the bridge without the support of additional personnel, other than a helmsman engaged in steering

ABANDON VESSEL

To evacuate a vessel from crew and passengers following a distress

ASSEMBLY STATION

Place on deck, in mess rooms, etc., assigned to crew and passengers where they have to meet according to the muster list when the corresponding alarm is released or announcement made. Muster station

BRIEFING

A concise explanatory information to crew and passengers

COMPANIONWAY

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

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