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A vessel equipped to assist during offshore construction and maintenance work.



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SUPPLY VESSEL

Vessel which carries stock and stores to offshore drilling rigs, platforms.

CLASS C VESSEL

30NM offshore vessel (NSCV vessel survey category)

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

CLASS B VESSEL

200NM offshore vessel (NSCV vessel survey category)

INCINERATION AREA

An officially designated offshore area for the burning of chemical waste by specially equipped vessels. The depiction of incineration areas on charts (in conjunction with radio warnings) is necessary to insure that passing vessels do not mistake the burning of waste for a vessel on fire.

LNB

A large buoy designed to take the place of a lightship where construction of an offshore light station i

LIGHTSHIP

A permanently anchored vessel performing the functions of a lighthouse, typically in a location where construction of the latter is impractical. These have largely been replaced by buoys or, as construction techniques have improved, actual lighthouses.

IBC CODE

The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk. It includes an index of Dangerous Chemicals carried in bulk which is used when stowage planning these vessels. If a vessel was built after 01 July 1986 both the IBC code and the BCH code apply to the construction and equipment requirements.

CLASS A VESSEL

Unlimited offshore vessel (NSCV vessel survey category)

MILITARY ENGINEERING

Science, art, and practice involved in design and construction of defensive and offensive military works as well as construction and maintenance of transportation systems.

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