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GA

General Average

GALLEY

the kitchen area of a boat.

GANGWAY

a narrow portable platform used as a passage, by persons entering or leaving a vessel moored alongside a pier or quay.

GATF

general agreements on tariffs and trade

GDP

Gross Domestic Product: The total value of goods and services produced by a nation over a given period, usually 1 year.

GEAR

A general term for ropes, blocks, tackle and other equipment

GENERAL CARGO

a non-Bulk oil cargo composed of miscellaneous goods.

Genoa

a large foresail that overlaps the mainsail

Geographical Rotation

Ports in order of calling

Gimball

a device that suspends a compass so that it remains level

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GIS

Geographic Information System

GIVE-WAY VESSEL

a term used to describe the vessel which must yield in meeting, crossing, or overtaking situations.

GL

Germanischer Lloyd (classification society)

GLA

General Lighthouse Authority

Glonass

Global navigation satellite system

GLS (GLESS)

Gearless

GMDSS

global maritime distress and safety system

GMT

Greenwich mean time

GN (or GR)

Grain (Capacity)

GNCN

Gencon (GENERAL CONDITIONS)

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GNP

Gross national product: GDP plus the net income accruing from foreign sources.

GO

Gas Oil

GOC

general operators' certificate with regard to GMDSS

Gooseneck

a device that connects the boom to the mast

GOVERNMENT IMPELLED

cargo owned by or subsidized by the Federal Government.

GP

Grain Capacity. Cubic capacity in 'grain'

GPS

global positioning system

GR

Geographical Rotation. Ports in order of calling

GRAB RAILS

Hand-hold fittings mounted on cabin tops and sides for personal safety when moving around the boat.

Grain Capacity

Cubic capacity in 'grain"

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GRD

Geared

GREAT LAKES PORTS

Ports in the lakes of Canada and/or USA popular for grain shipments. In Canada: Port Arthur and Fort William in Lake Superior; Hamilton, Kingston, Toronto and Prescott in Lake Ontario. In USA: Chicago, Milwaukee in Lake Michigan; Duluth and Superior in

GREAT LAKES SHIP

cargo ship developed to carry raw materials and manufactured goods on the Great Lakes. most carry Bulk cargoes of grain, iron ore or coal.

GROSS FREIGHT

freight money collected or to be collected without calculating the expenses relating to the running Cost of the ship for the voyage undertaken.

GROSS REGISTERED TONS

A common measurement of the internal volume of a ship with certain spaces excluded. One ton equals 100 cubic feet; the total of all the enclosed spaces within a ship expressed in tons each of which is equivalent to 100 cubic feet.

Ground Tackle

the anchor, chain and rode

GROUND TACKLE

a collective term for the anchor and its associated gear.

GROUNDING

Deliberate contact by a ship with the bottom while she is moored or anchored as a result of the water level dropping.

GRP

Glass Reinforced Plastic

GRT

Gross Registered Tonnage

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GSB

Good, Safe Berth

GSP

Good, Safe Port

GT

gross tonnage

GTEE

Guarantee

GUNWALE

The upper edge of a ship's sides


 

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