A port of haven where ships may anchor

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HALF-TIDE BASIN

A lock of very large size and usually of irregular shape, the gates of which are kept open for several hours after high tide so that vessels may enter as long as there is sufficient depth over the sill. Vessels remain in the half-tide basin until the ensuing flood tide before they may pass through the gate to the inner harbor. If entry to the inner harbor is required before this time, water must be admitted to the half-tide basin from some external source.

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl that contains one or more ports.

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl which contains one or more ports.

ICE ANCHOR

An anchor designed for securing a vessel to ice

IALA MARITIME BUOYAGE SYSTEM

A buoyage which is now implemented by most maritime nations. Within the single system there are two buoyage regions, designated as Region A and Region B, where lateral marks differ only in the colors of port and starboard hand marks. In Region A, red is to port on entering; in Region B, red is to starboard on entering. The system is a combined cardinal and lateral system, and applies to all fixed and floating marks, other than lighthouses, sector lights, leading lights and marks, lightships and large navigational buoys.

DEQ

Delivered ex quay (duty paid) (named port of destination);

APORT

Over to the port side.

BILL

The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.

INNER HARBOR

The part of a harbor most remote from the sea, as con- trasted with the OUTER HARBOR. These expressions are usually used only in a harbor that is clearly divided into two parts by a narrow passageway or man-made structures.

GUARD BOAT

A boat which makes the rounds of a fleet at anchor to see that due watch is kept at night.

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