August 24, 2015

Terminology: Describing the position of an object from on board a ship

When on board a ship, you may need to describe the position of an object from the ship (e.g. a lighthouse, or another ship). The following are the terms used : A          Off the Port Quarter B          Off the Port Beam or Abeam C          Off the Port Bow D          Astern […]
August 24, 2015

Terminology: Relative positions aboard ships

When on board a ship, you may need to describe the position of one object relative to another. Again strange terms apply. Abaft                The Funnel (D) is ABAFT the Main Mast (E) (i.e. the funnel is more towards the stern than the Main Mast.) Aft                   In the diagram, the accommodation […]
August 24, 2015

Terminology: Some parts of ships are shown below

Engine Room Hatch Covers A Hatchcover (Open) B Hatchcover (Closed) C Hatch Coaming  Photograph: Grindrod   Wheelhouse The bridge team in position when the ship is in confined water such as a narrow strait, entering or leaving harbour, or passing through a canal. The navigating cadet – a trainee officer (in the white shirt) is […]
August 24, 2015

Engine Room

August 24, 2015

Hatchcovers