1. Near (especially in sight of) or toward the shore. 2. Of a wind, blowing from the sea to the land.


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BOUNDARY LINES OF INLAND WATERS

Lines dividing the high seas from rivers, harbors, and inland waters. The waters inshore of the lines are 'inland waters' and upon them the Inland Rules of the Road or Pilot Rules apply. The waters outside of the lines are the high seas and upon them the International Rules apply.

SEPARATION LINE

A line separating the traffic lanes in which ships are proceeding in opposite or nearly opposite directions, or separating a traffic lane from the adjacent inshore traffic zone.

SEPARATION ZONE

A defined zone which separates traffic lanes in which ships are proceeding in opposite directions, or which separates traffic lanes from the adjacent inshore traffic zone.

COASTAL RADIO

Radio traffic in inshore waters

SEPARATION LINES

A symbols described as tint, 3 mm wide used in Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and between TSS and inshore traffic zone

PENDULUM LEVEL

A leveling instrument in which the line of sight is automatically kept horizontal by a built-in pendulum device (such as a horizontal arm and a plumb line at right angles to the arm).

SQUARED AWAY

Yards held rigidly perpendicular to their masts and parallel to the deck. This was rarely the best trim of the yards for efficiency but made a pretty sight for inspections and in harbor.

AGETON

A divided triangle method of sight reduction in which a perpendicular is dropped from the GP of the body to the meridian of the observer

CELESTIAL OBSERVATION

Observation of celestial phenomena. The expression is applied in navigation principally to the measurement of the altitude of a celestial body, and sometimes to measurement of azimuth, or to both altitude azimuth. The expression may also be applied to the data obtained by such measurement. Also called SIGHT in navigation usage.

COLLIMATE

1. To render parallel, as rays of light. 2. To adjust the line of sight of an optical instrument, such as a theodolite, in proper relation to other parts of the instrument

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