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OPERATING WATER LEVEL

The water level in a boiler drum which is normally maintained above the lowest safe level.

LOW-WATER FUEL CUTOFF

A float device which shuts off fuel supply and burner when boiler water level drops below the lowest safe waterline.

HORIZONTAL DANGER ANGLE

The maximum or minimum angle between two points on a chart, as observed from a vessel, indicating the limit of safe approach to an off-lying danger.

POTABLE WATER

Water that is safe to drink.

SEA ROOM

A safe distance from the shore or other hazards.

SP

Safe port

AAOSA

Always afloat or safe aground. The condition for a vessel whilst in port.

SB

Safe berth

ROADSTEAD

A sheltered area outside a harbour where a ship can lie safe at anchor, also known as a roads.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

The term applied to specialized, detailed knowledge of a port, harbor, or other navigable water considered necessary for safe navigation. Local knowledge extends beyond that available in charts and publications, being more detailed, intimate, and current.

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