Money paid to shipper for charter of a ship (or portion) up to stated limit irrespective of quantity of cargo.

Related Terms

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

HORIZONTAL DANGER ANGLE

The maximum or minimum angle between two points on a chart, as observed from a vessel, indicating the limit of safe approach to an off-lying danger.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

HIGH SEA

All water beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea. Although the high seas are in part coextensive with the waters of the contiguous zone, the fishing zone, and those over the continental shelf, freedom of the seas is not invalidated by the zonal overlap.

FORESAIL

The lowest sail set on the foremast of square-rigged ship

VAPOR PRESSURE-REID (RVP)

Measure of the pressure of vapor accumulated above a sample of gasoline or other volatile fuel in a standard bomb at 100°F (37.8°C). Used to predict the vapor locking tendencies of the fuel in a vehicle's fuel system. Controlled by law in some areas to limit air pollution from hydrocarbon evaporation while dispensing.

Related questions

MarineProHelp 2018 - 2022