Grade 10 – Maritime Economics

September 27, 2015

Port and Starboard

    A          Port side The “left hand” side of the ship when you are on the ship and looking towards the bow. It is associated with the colour red B          Starboard side The “right hand” side of the ship when you are on the ship and looking towards the bow. It is associated […]
August 24, 2015

Some more names for parts of a ship

Here are some more terms that are used for parts of a ship. Alley  Passage on a ship Bulkhead  Wall or vertical partition on a ship Bunk  Bed on a ship Cabin  Bedroom on a ship Deck  Floor on a ship Deckhead  Ceiling on a ship Galley  Kitchen on a ship Gangway The set of steps used to […]
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 […]