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Meaning
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Keep clear of me, I am maneuvering with difficulty

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DA

Disbursement Account

DAF

Deliver At Frontier

DAMFORDET

Damages for Detention. Penalty if cargo is not ready when ship arrives for working (1st day of Laycan). This is not detention which is charged for ships time on delay. If the cargo is ready there is no DAMFORDET.

DANGEROUS CARGO

All substances of An inflammable nature which are liable to spontaneous combustion either in themselves or when stowed adjacent to other substances and, when mixed with air, are liable to generate explosive gases or produce suffocation or poisoning or tainting of foodstuffs.

DANGEROUS LIQUIDS

Liquids giving off inflammable vapors.

DAPS

Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)

DAVITS

Two radial cranes on a ship which hold the lifeboats. They are constructed in such a way as to lower and lift the lifeboats the easiest way possible and are also unobstructed in case of an emergency.

DDP

Delivered Duty Paid.

DDU

Delivered Duty unpaid.

DEAD AHEAD

Directly ahead.

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DEAD ASTERN

Directly aft.

Deadfreight

Space booked by shipper or charterer on a vessel but not used

DEADFREIGHT FACTOR

Percentage of a ship's carrying capacity that is not utilized.

DEADWEIGHT

A common measure of ship carrying capacity. The number of tons (2240 lbs.) of cargo, stores and bunkers that a vessel can transport. It is the difference between the number of tons of water a vessel displaces "light" and the number of tons it displaces

Deadweight/DWAT/DWCC

Vessel carrying capacity viz. fuel, water, crew based on 224O lbs per deadweight ton

DECK

a permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part thereof.

DECK GANG

the officers and seamen comprising the deck department aboard ship. Also called deck crew, deck department, or just deck.

DECK HOUSE

Small superstructure on the top deck of a vessel which contains the helm and other navigational instruments.

DECK LOG

Also called Captain's Log. A full nautical record of a ship's voyage, written up at the end of each watch by the deck officer on watch. The principal entries are: courses steered; distance run; compass variations, sea and weather conditions; ship's posi

DECK OFFICER

as distinguished from engineer officer, Refers to All officers who assist the Master in navigating the vessel when at Sea, and supervise the handling of cargo when in port.

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DECKHAND

Seaman who works on the deck of a ship and remains in the wheelhouse attending to the orders of the duty officers during Navigation and manoeuvering. he Also comes under the direct orders of the bosun.

DEEP SEA TRADES

the traffic routes of both cargo and passenger vessels which are regularly engaged on the high seas or on long voyages.

DEEP STOWAGE

any Bulk, bagged or other type of cargo stowed in single hold ships.

DEM

Demurrage (Quay Rent). Money paid by the shipper for the occupying port space beyond a specified "Free Time" period.

DEMISE CHARTER

See Bareboat Charter.

Demurrage

Money payable to owner for delay for which owner is not responsible in loading/discharging after laytime expired.

DEMURRAGE

a fee levied by the Shipping company upon the port or supplier for Not loading or unloading the vessel by a specified date agreed upon by contract. usually, assessed upon a daily basis after the deadline.

DEQ

Delivered Ex Quay

DERA

Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (UK)

DES

Delivered Ex Ship

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DESP

Despatch. Time saved, reward for quick turnaround- in dry cargo only

Despatch

Time saved, reward for quick turnaround - in dry cargo only

DET

Detention (See DAMFORDET)

DETR

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (UK)

DEV

Deviation. Vessel departure from specified voyage course

Deviation

Vessel departure from specified voyage course

DFRT

Deadfreight. Space booked by shipper or charterer on a vessel but not used

DGPS

Differential Global Positioning System

DHDATSBE

Despatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends

DHDWTSBE

Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends

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DINGHY

a small open boat. a dinghy is often used as a tender for a larger craft.

DIS

Draft international standard (ISO)

DISABLED SHIP

When a ship is unable to sail efficiently or in a seaworthy state as a result of engine trouble, lack of officers or crew, damage to the hull or ship's gear.

DISCH

Discharge

DISCHARGES

An essential document for officers and seamen as it serves An official certificate confirming Sea experience in the employment for which he was engaged.

DISPLACEMENT

The weight of water displaced by a floating vessel, thus, a boat's weight.

DISPLACEMENT HULL

a type of hull that plows through the water, displacing a weight of water equal to its own weight, even when more power is added.

DK

Deck

DLat

difference in latitude

DLong

difference in longitude

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DLOSP

Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)

DMDO

Distilate Marine Deisel Oil

DNC

Digital Nautical Chart

DNRCAOSLONL

Discountless and Non-Returnable Cargo and/or Ship Lost or Not Lost

DNV

Det Norske Veritas (classification society)

DO

Diesel Oil

DOC

document of compliance (as per ISM Code)

DOCK

A protected water area in which vessels are moored.The term is often used to denote a pier or a wharf.

DOD

department of Defense.

DOLPHIN

a group of piles driven close together and bound with wire cables into a single structure.

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DOLSP

Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway)

DOMESTIC OFFSHORE TRADES

domestic Shipping routes serving Alaska and non-continental U.S. States and territories.

DOP

Dropping Outward Pilot

DOT

Department of Transport

DOUBLE BOTTOM

general term for All watertight spaces contained between the outside bottom plating, the tank top and the margin plate. the double bottoms are sub-divided into a number of separate tanks which may contain boiler feed water, drinking water, Fuel oil, ballast, etc.

Downhaul

a line, attached to the tack, that adjusts tension in the sail

DP

dynamic positioning

DR

dead reckoning

DRAFT

the depth of a ship in the water. the vertical distance between the waterline and the keel, in the U.S. expressed in feet, elsewhere in meters.

DRAUGHT (or DRAFT)

Depth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on board, but also on the density of the water in which the ship is lying.

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Drift

the leeway, or movement of the boat, When not under power, or When being pushed sideways while under power

DRK

Derrick

DRY CARGO

Merchandise other than liquid carried in bulk.

DRY CARGO SHIP

vessel which carriers All merchandise, excluding liquid in bulk.

DRY DOCK

An enclosed basin into which a ship is taken for underwater cleaning and repairing. it is fitted with water tight entrance gates which when closed permit the dock to be pumped dry.

DSC

Dangerous Goods,Solid Cargoes and Containers,IMO

DSS

decision support system

DSV

Diving Support Vessel

DUAL PURPOSE SHIP

specially constructed ship able to carry different types of cargoes such as ore and/or oil.

DUNNAGE

A term applied to loose wood or other material used in a ship's hold for the protection of cargo.

DWAT (or DWT)

Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship and loaded displacement.

DX.90

Format for digital cartographic data

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