A portable flight of steps down a ship's side.

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LIGHT METER

A small, portable device for measuring illumination; an exposure meter is a specific application, being calibrated to give photographic exposures.

LANTERN

A portable lamp.

EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIOBEACON

A small portable radio- beacon carried by vessels and aircraft which transmits radio signals which can be used by search and rescue authorities to locate a marine emergency.

BUCKLER

A portable cover secured over the deck opening of the hawsepipes and the chain pipes to restrict the flow of water through the openings

HATCH BEAM

Portable beam across a hatch to support hatch covers

SHIFTING BOARD

Portable bulkhead members, generally constructed of wood planking and fitted fore and aft in cargo holds when carrying grain or other cargo to prevent shifting when the ship is rolling

SART

Search and Rescue Transponder a portable radar transponder for use in survival craft, which transmits homing signals in the 9 GHz band

PORTFOLIO

A portable case for carrying papers.

GENERATOR SET

A portable generator which can be attached to a refrigerated container to power the refrigeration unit during transit.

GEN SET

Generator Set - a portable generator which can be attached to a refrigerated container to power the refrigeration unit during transit.

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