Quarters for ship's officers


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QUARTERS

Accommodations.

ACCOMMODATION SHIP

A ship or hulk used as housing, generally when there is a lack of quarters available ashore. An operational ship can be used, but more commonly a hulk modified for accommodation is used.

ACCOMMODATION

The living quarters of a vessel.

HALF DECK

The cadet's quarters in a merchant ship.

HUSBANDING

In shipping this refers to handling all of a vessels needs and requirements which are not cargo related. Normally handled by the agent. Examples would be the coordination of bunkering, storing, crew changes, repairs, crew medical needs, etc.. In some quarters this would also include the arrangement of Pilots, Tugs, Linesmen, etc.

REGISTER TON

1) The unit of measurement for the internal capacity of a vessel whereby one register ton equals 100 cubic feet (2.83 cubic meter). The gross (bruto) tonnage comprises all spaces below the main (tonnage) deck and the enclosed spaces above the main (tonnage) deck less exempted spaces. 2) The net tonnage consists of the gross tonnage less exemptions like ballast tanks, engine room, living quarters etc. The register tonnage is mentioned on the tonnage certificate.

MID-DECK ALTERNATIVE

An alternative tank vessel design to the double hull which is now required in the U.S.A. This design which is favored in some quarters uses a mid-deck to create a vacuum thereby greatly reducing the outflow of oil should the hull be holed.

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