International Harbour Masters Association


Related Terms

ASYLUM HARBOUR

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

SAFE HARBOUR

A harbour which provides safety from bad weather

BOOM (NAVIGATIONAL BARRIER)

A floating barrier to control navigation into and out of rivers and harbours.

ROADSTEAD

A sheltered area outside a harbour where a ship can lie safe at anchor, also known as a roads.

PILOT

A Navigator, specially knowledgeable person qualified to navigate a vessel through difficult waters, e.g. harbour pilot etc.

MOORING_BERTH

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

SAFE HAVEN

A safe harbour, including natural harbours, which provide safety from bad weather or attack.

MANEUVERING SPEED

A vessel ́s reduced rate of speed in restricted waters such as fairways, harbours, etc.

HARBOUR

Protected waterway suitable for vessel mooring.

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