A location in a port or harbour used specifically for mooring vessels while not at sea.

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FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl that contains one or more ports.

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl which contains one or more ports.

IALA MARITIME BUOYAGE SYSTEM

A buoyage which is now implemented by most maritime nations. Within the single system there are two buoyage regions, designated as Region A and Region B, where lateral marks differ only in the colors of port and starboard hand marks. In Region A, red is to port on entering; in Region B, red is to starboard on entering. The system is a combined cardinal and lateral system, and applies to all fixed and floating marks, other than lighthouses, sector lights, leading lights and marks, lightships and large navigational buoys.

DEQ

Delivered ex quay (duty paid) (named port of destination);

APORT

Over to the port side.

SADDLE CHOCK

A transverse beam placed over the transom with fairleads for mooring warps.

ASYLUM HARBOUR

A harbour used to provide shelter from a storm. 'harbor of refuge'

SAFE HARBOUR

A harbour which provides safety from bad weather

CABLE

A heavy rope or chain for mooring a ship

HARD

A section of otherwise muddy shoreline suitable for mooring or hauling out.

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