A high platform above the wheelhouse offering better visibility to the operator while maneuvering.


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PLATFORM CONVEYOR

A singl eor double-strand conveyor with plates of steel or hardwood forming a continuous platform

LIFT TRUCK

A small handor poweroperated dolly equipped with a platform or forklift.

LANDING STAGE

A platform attached to the shore for landing or embarking passengers or cargo. In some cases the outer end of the landing stage is floating. Ships can moor alongside larger landing stages.

SPONSON

A platform jutting from ship’s deck for gun or wheel

PIER

A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore.

CHAINS

Small platforms built into the sides of a ship to spread the shrouds to a more advantageous angle. Also used as a platform for manual depth sounding.

SPOTTING TOP

A platform on a mast used to aid in gun laying.

FLYING BRIDGE

The platform forming the top of the pilot house

DECK

A platform in a ship corresponding to a floor in a building

MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNIT

A movable drilling platform used in offshore oil exploration and production. It is kept stationary by vertically movable legs or by mooring with several anchors. After drilling for oil it may be replaced by a production platform or a submerged structure.

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