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An access opening to the interior, elliptical and 11 in. by 15 in. or larger or circular 15-in. diameter or larger.

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CONTAINER TERMINAL

A specialized facility where ocean container vessels dock to discharge and load containers, equipped with cranes with a safe lifting capacity of 35-40 tons, with booms having an outreach of up to 120 feet in order to reach the outside cells of vessels. Most such cranes operate on rail tracks and have articulating rail trucks on each of their four legs, enabling them to traverse along the terminal and work various bays on the vessel and for more than one crane to work a single vessel simultaneously. Most terminals have direct rail access and container storage areas, and are served by highway carriers.

COMPANIONWAY

An access way in a deck, with a ladder leading below, for the use of the crew

SCUTTLE

A small circular or oval opening fitted in decks to provide access

APPROACHES

The waterways that give access or passage to harbours and channels.

BUTTERWORTH OPENING

A deck access designed for butterworth gear.

CARPENTERS TRUNK

Access to side lights cabinet.

P. CODE

High accuracy and restricted access code in GPS positioning.

TRANSOM CUTOUT

An aperture in a transom used to mount an outboard or give access for boarding.

HAND-OVER

Term used in contracts, meaning the process of providing exclusive, unencumbered, peaceful, and vacant possession of and access to a concession area and the existing operational port infrastructure and also all rights, title (free of all encumbrances and security), and interest in all the movable assets and all the facilities by the government or the port authority on the hand-over date for the conduct of terminal operations.

DREDGING

Removal of sediment to deepen access channels, provide turning basins for ships, and maintain adequate water depth along waterside facilities.
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