A member of the deck crew who is able to perform all the duties of an experienced seamen; certificated by examination and required years of sea service.


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ANCHOR WATCH

The crewmen assigned to take care of the ship while anchored or moored, charged with such duties as making sure that the anchor is holding and the vessel is not drifting. Most marine GPS units have an Anchor Watch alarm capability.

STEWARD

A member of a vessel's crew involved in commissary duties or in personal services to passengers or other crew members.

FIREMAN

An unlicensed member of the engine room staff whose duties consist in standing watch in the boiler room and insuring the oil burning equipment is working properly.

STATION BILL

A list which shows the vessel's complement and details their various duties in connection with fire and boat drills.

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

Known in some countries as a free zone, a foreign trade zone (FTZ) is a site within the USA (in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry) where foreign and domestic goods are held until they ready to be released into international commerce. If the final product is imported into the U.S., duties and taxes are not due until the goods are release into the U.S. market. Merchandise may enter a FTZ without a formal Customs entry or the payment of Customs duties or government excise taxes. In the zone, goods may

FTZ

Known in some countries as a free zone, a foreign trade zone (FTZ) is a site within the USA (in or near a U.S. Customs port of entry) where foreign and domestic goods are held until they ready to be released into international commerce. If the final product is imported into the U.S., duties and taxes are not due until the goods are release into the U.S. market. Merchandise may enter a FTZ without a formal Customs entry or the payment of Customs duties or government excise taxes. In the zone, goods may

CUSTOMS BROKER

This person prepares the needed documentation for importing goods (just as a freight forwarder does for exports). The broker is licensed by the Treasury Department to clear goods through U.S. Customs. Performs duties related to documentation, cargo clearance, coordination of inland and ocean transportation, dockside inspection of cargo, etc. (Also known as a customhouse broker.)

STATION

The allotted place or the duties of each person on board

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY

The certificate needed to perform perform on board any vessel the duties of master, chief engineer, officer on charge of a watch. Issued or approved by the public authority of the territory where the vessel is registered.

ORTHOTROPIC DECK

A bridge deck constructed typically of flat steel plate and longitudinal and transverse ribs; functions in carrying traffic and acting as top flanges of floor beams.

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