A branch within the Maritime Administration which deals with Operating Differential Subsidy and Construction Differential Subsidy. (MSB)

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CONDITIONS OF USE

The conditions which must be fulfilled in order to use a measuring instrument correctly, taking account of its design, construction and purpose. NOTE: The conditions of use can refer, among other things, to the type and condition of the subject of the measurement, the value of the quantity measured, the values of the influence quantities, the conditions under which the indications are observed, etc.

COLD WALL

Refrigerator construction which has the inner lining of refrigerator serving as the cooling surface.

HEAT-EXCHANGER MATERIAL

The material of construction of a heat exchanger.

CONSTRUCTION UNIT

A vessel equipped to assist during offshore construction and maintenance work.

LIGHTSHIP

A permanently anchored vessel performing the functions of a lighthouse, typically in a location where construction of the latter is impractical. These have largely been replaced by buoys or, as construction techniques have improved, actual lighthouses.

LNB

A large buoy designed to take the place of a lightship where construction of an offshore light station i

LARGE NAVIGATIONAL BUOY

A large buoy designed to take the place of a lightship where construction of a

AWO

American Waterway Operators. The national trade association for the barge and towing industry and the shipyards employed in the repair and construction of these craft.

ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping is a U.S. classification society that certifies if a ship is in compliance with standard rules of construction and maintenance.

COMPUTED POINT

In the construction of the line of position by the Marcq St. Hilaire method, the foot of the perpendicular from the assumed position to the line of position. Also called SUMNER POINT.

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