A crane on a ship which hold the lifeboat. It is constructed in such a way as to lower and lift the lifeboat the easiest way possible and are also unobstructed in case of an emergency.

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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.

ADSORBENT FILTER

A filter medium primarily intended to hold soluble and insoluble contaminants on its surface by molecular adhesion.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

FILTER RATED CAPACITY

The amount of contaminants a filter will hold before an excessive pressure drop is caused. Some filters have bypass valves which open when a filter reaches its rated capacity.

SATURATION

Condition existing when substance contains all of another substance it can hold for that temperature and pressure.

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

MAGNETIC FILTER

A filter element that, in addition to its filter medium, has a magnet or magnets incorporated into its structure to attract and hold ferromagnetic particles.

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