Terms and Facts

A/B or Able (Bodied) Seaman
Friday, 21 January 2011 11:14

A member of the deck crew who is qualified to carry out all the duties of experienced seamen; certificated by examination and has three years sea service.

AAPMA
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:01

Australian Association of Port Marine Authorities

AAT
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:02

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

ABAFT
Thursday, 24 February 2011 12:08

Indicates a point that is behind a given part of a boat or ship, generally toward or at the stern of a ship

ABAS
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:02

Aircraft Based Augmentation System

Above-Water Hull
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:08

The hull section of a vessel above the waterline, the visible part of a ship.

ABS
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:03

American Bureau of Shipping

Absolute Bearing
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:10

The bearing of an object in relation to north. Either true bearing, using the geographical or true north, or magnetic bearing, using magnetic north.

ABWMAC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:03

Australian Ballast Water Management Advisory Council

ABWRAG
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:04

Australian Ballast Water Research Advisory Group

ACOPS
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:04

Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea

ACS
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:05

Australian Customs Service

ACSI-33
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:05

Australian Communications - Electronic Security Instructions

ACTU
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:06

Australian Council of Trade Unions

AD(JR)
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:08

Administrative Decisions (Judical Review)

ADF
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:09

Australian Defense Force

Affreightment
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 15:58

Hiring of a vessel

Afterdeck
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:01

Deck behind a ship's bridge

Aferguard
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:01

Men who work the aft sails on the quarterdeck and poop deck

AG
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:09

Attorney General

AGCC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:10

Australian GNSS Coordination Committee

AGSO
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:11

Australian Geological Survey Organisation

AHC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:12

Australian Heritage Commission

AHO
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:14

Australian Hydrographic Office

AHULL
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:01

With sails furled and helm lashed to the lee-side

Aid to Navigation (ATON)
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:10

Any device external to a vessel or aircraft specifically intended to assist navigators in determining their position or safe course, or to warn them of dangers or obstructions to navigation.

AIMPE
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:15

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

AIMS
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:17

Australian Institute of Marine Science

AIP
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:18

Australian Institute of Petroleum

AIS
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:19

Automatic Identification System

ALC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:21

Australian Logistics Council

AMC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:22

Australian Maritime College

AMEA
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:22

Australian Maritime Employers Association

AMIDSHIPS
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:02

Midway between the bow and the stern of a ship

AMMA
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:23

Australian Mines and Metals Association

AMOSC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:24

Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (Geelong)

AMOU
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:24

Australian Maritime Officers Union

AMSA
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:24

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMISC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:23

Australian Marine Industries and Science Council

ANAO
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:25

Australian National Audit Office

ANZECC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:25

Australia and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council

AOC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:26

Air Operating Certificate

AODC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:27

Australian Oceanographic Data Centre

APEC
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:28

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

APP
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:28

Advanced Person Processing

APPARENT WIND
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:20

The combination of the true wind and the headwind caused by the boat's forward motion. For example, it causes a light side wind to appear to come from well ahead of the beam.

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:28

Australian Quarantine Inspection Service

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:29

Admiralty Raster Chart Service

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:31

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:32

Australian Shipowners Association

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:32

Australian Shipping Federation

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:32

Archipelagic Sea Lane

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:02

At the stern of a ship

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:33

Air Traffic Control

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:33

Australian Transport Council (Commonwealth/State Transport Ministers)

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:34

Air Traffic Management

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:34

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:34

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders Commission

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:35

Coastal Navigation Warning issed by MRCC

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:35

Australian Ship Reporting System

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:36

Australian Search and Rescue

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 14:56

Click below to view a larger map of Australias Maritime Jurisdiction.

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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:36

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:37

Australian Yachting Federation

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:37

Break Bulk (cargo)

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:37

British Admirality

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:03

Stay extending from ship's mastheads to the side of the ship

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:04

One who supplies ships with ballast

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:04

Owner of a barge

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:38

Sub-committee on Carriage of Bulk Cargoes (IMO)

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:38

Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:39

Bulk Cargoes Advisory Group

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:39

Sub-committee on Bulk Chemicals (IMO)

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:40

Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:04

Hardwood on either side of the bowsprit through which forestays are received

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:05

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:42

Built In Integrity Test

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:05

Lower point of inner hull of a ship

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:43

The Baltic and International Maritime Council

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:06

Case in which a ship's compass is kept

Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:26

More a ropeworker's term than a knot term, it refers to the end of a rope that is tied off, hence the expression "hanging on to the bitter end". A bitt is a metal block with a crosspin used for tying lines to, found on piers. In fact the bitter end is the end of the anchor "cable" that connects to the anchor bitts in the cable locker under the forecastle or poop using the bitter pin. (British nautical usage). Other uses may be borrowed from this derivation.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:06

Posts mounted on a ship for fastening ropes

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:52

Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 16:07

Ship's crewmember in charge of equipment and maintenance.

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:45

Short post on a wharf or ship to which ropes are tied

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:46

Strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:47

Using the ship as collateral to finance a sea voyage

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:47

Front of a ship

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:48

Anchor carried at bow of a ship

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:49

Rope used to keep weather edge of a sail taut

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:49

Spar that extends at bows of a ship

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:46

The time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind. –Basically an older term to mean a very short period of time.
Old Frigate Sails

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:49

Ropes on edge of sail for hauling up

Friday, 17 June 2011 13:30

Another name used for the Head -Toilet. Comes from a makers brand Brasco written on the top rear, under the lip of the bowl (Like Royal Doulton). Some say it is a reference to the mafia informant and film; "Donny Brasco".
'Where's Donny"?
"On the Brasco, mate. kick back. He'll be out soon".

"Where's the Brasco man! I'm bustin'".

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:50

To clean a ship's bottom by burning off seaweed

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:52

Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics

Monday, 14 March 2011 14:00

A vertical partition separating compartments.

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:50

Side of a ship above the deck

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:51

Spar projecting from the stern of a ship

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:51

Middle of sail, fish-net or cloth when slack

Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:52

Rope attached to middle of square sail to haul it up to the yard

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