A support, protection for wharves, piers etc.

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ALONGSIDE

By the side of a ship or pier.

GANGPLANK

A moveable bridge used in boarding or leaving a ship at a pier.

PIER

A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore.

CAMEL

A padded fender to keep a vessel away from a pier or quay to prevent damage to the hull or pier

GANGWAY

A narrow hanging staircase used by persons entering or leaving a vessel from the pier or boat

CHOCK

A heavy smooth-surfaced fitting usually located near the edge of the weather deck through which wire ropes or fiber hawsers may be led, usually to piers

BERTH

A sea room to be kept for safety around a vessel, rock, platform, etc., or the place assigned to a vessel when anchored or lying alongside a pier,etc.

PIERHEAD

The outer end of a pier or jetty.

TOUCH AND GO

1. The bottom of the ship touching the bottom, but not grounding. 2. Stopping at a dock or pier for a very short time without tying up, to let off or take on crew or goods. 3. Practice of aircraft on aircraft carriers touching the carrier deck and taking off again without dropping hooks.

FREE ALONGSIDE (FAS)

The seller must deliver the goods to a pier and place them within reach of the ship's loading equipment. See Terms of Sale.

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