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Maritime Dictionary – Everything that Starts with the Letter “V”
V - Code flag; I require assistance. Morse Code; ● ● ● ▬ V Bottom - A hull with the bottom section in the shape of a “V”. V flag + two numerals - Code flags; Speed in K.P.H. Vailing Topsail - Letting go topsail halyards as a salute. Valuation Clause - Inserted in a...
What is an Accommodation Ladder? Regulations, Parts, Maintenance
One of the safest means of accessing a ship is through the use of an accommodation ladder. It is also the most convenient and the most preferred method of many sea folks. Whether at the anchorage or sea, these ladders had proven their usefulness on board. They fit...
Maritime Dictionary – Everything that Starts with the Letter “U”
U - Code flag; You are standing into danger. Morse signal; ● ● ▬. U-boat - First and Second World War German submarine. Ullage -The distance from the top of a tank to its contents top surface. Ulloa's Circle - White 'rainbow' seen in fog, or at night. Ultimate...
Maritime Dictionary – Everything That Starts With the Letter “T”
T - Code flag; I am engaged in pair trawling. Sound signal; A power driven vessel making way in restricted visibility. Morse Code; ▬. T flag + Four Numerals - Code flags; Local time. Tab - Name sometimes given to tabling on a sail. Tab Nab - A small cake or biscuit...
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