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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.

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QUARTERS

Accommodations.

SLEEPING BERTH

A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship.

ACCOMMODATION UNIT

Fitted with cabins and catering facilities for offshore crews. Semisubmersible accommodation units are often called 'Flotels'.

BOARDING ARRANGEMENT

All gear, such as pilot ladder, accommodation ladder, hoist, etc., necessary for a safe transfer of the pilot

ACCOMMODATION

The living quarters of a vessel.

BRIDGE HOUSE

An upper deck superstructure of officer's accommodation and staterooms..

DAY-SAILER

A sailing boat with limited accommodation for short passages.

GUEST WARP

A forward leading rope from an accommodation ladder or gangway to assist vessels in coming along side.

OFFSET VOLTAGE

The differential input voltage that must be applied to an operational amplifier to return the zero-frequency output voltage to zero volts, due to device mismatching at the input stage.

MODIFICATION

A major or minor change in the design of an item, effected in order to correct a deficiency, to facilitate production, or to improve operational effectiveness.

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