A ship designed for carrying different types of cargoes requiring different methods of handling. See OBO ship


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BREAKBULK VESSEL

A general, multipurpose, cargo ship that carriers cargoes of nonuniform sizes

OBO SHIP

A multipurpose ship that can carry ore, dry bulk goods and oil.

O.B.O. SHIP

A multipurpose ship that can carry Ore, heavy dry Bulk goods or Oil. They can make return journeys with cargo rather than empty as single-purpose ships often must.

MAIN PORT

A large multipurpose port serving a number of countries and regions.

PARTIAL CONTAINERSHIP

Multipurpose containerships where one or more but not all compartments are fitted with permanent container cells. Remaining compartments are used for other types of cargo.

ORE-BULK-OIL CARRIER

OBO SHIP

A multipurpose ship that can carry ore, dry bulk goods and oil.

O.B.O. SHIP

A multipurpose ship that can carry Ore, heavy dry Bulk goods or Oil. They can make return journeys with cargo rather than empty as single-purpose ships often must.

POPPET

1. One of the timber and steel structures supporting the fore and aft ends of a ship for launching from sliding ways. 2. A spring-loaded ball engaging a notch; a ball latch.

OCEANOGRAPHIC DREDGE

A device used aboard ship to bring up large samples of deposits and sediments from the ocean bottom.

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