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HA

Hatch

Hague Rules

Code of minimum conditions for the carriage of cargo under a bill of lading

HAGUE RULES

Code of minimum conditions for the carriage of cargo under a Bill of Lading

Halyard

the line used to raise and lower the sail

HARBOR DUES

Various local charges against All seagoing vessels entering a harbor, to cover maintenance of channel depths, buoys, Lights, etc. All harbors do Not necessarily have this charge.

HARBOR MASTER

A person usually having the experience of a certificated master mariner and having a good knowledge of the characteristics of the port and its whole area. He administers the entire shipping movements that take place in and within reach of the port he is responsible for.

HARD AGROUND

a vessel which has gone aground and is incapable of refloating under her own power.

Hard Alee

the command given to inform the crew that the helm is being turned quickly to leeward, turning the boat windward

HARD CHINE

an abrupt intersection between the hull side and the hull bottom of a boat so constructed.

HARD CURRENCY

a currency which is sound enough to be accepted internationally and which is usually fully convertible.

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HARTER ACT

(1893). This U.S. statute refers to merchandise or property transported from or between ports of the United States and foreign ports. Now partially superseded by the US Carriage of Goods by Sea Act of 1936.

HATCH

An opening, generally rectangular, in a ship's deck affording access into the compartment below.

HAWSER

Large strong rope used for towing purposes and for securing or mooring ships. Hawsers are now mostly made of steel.

HBF

Harmless Bulk Fertilizer

HBL

Hydrostatic Balanced Loading

HCRF 

Hydrographic Chart Raster Format

HDLTSBENDS

Half Despatch Lay Time Saved Both Ends

HDWTS

Half Despatch Working (or Weather) Time Saved

Head

TOP of the sail

HEAD

a marine toilet. Also the upper corner of a triangular sail.

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Head to Wind

the bow turned into the wind, sails luffing

HEADING

The direction in which a vessel's bow points at any given time.

Headsail

a sail forward of the mast, a foresail

Headstay

a wire support line from the mast to the bow

Headway

forward motion

HEADWAY

the forward motion of a boat. Opposite of sternway.

Heave To

to stop a boat and maintain position (with some leeway) by balancing rudder and sail to prevent forward movement, a boat stopped this way is "hove to"

Heel

the leeward lean of the boat caused by the winds action on the sails

Helm

the tiller or wheel, and surrounding area

HELM

the wheel or tiller controlling the rudder. HELMSPERSON - the person who steers the boat.

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Helmsman

the member of the crew responsible for steering

HGE

Harmonisation Group on ECDIS

HHDW

Handy Heavy d.w. (Scrap)

HHP

High holding power (anchors)

Hike

leaning out over the side of the boat to balance it

Hire

T/C remuneration

HIRE

T/C Remuneration

HITCH

a knot used to secure a rope to another object or to another rope, or to form a loop or a noose in a rope.

HMS

Heavy Metal Scraps

HNS

Convention on the Carriage of Noxious and Hazardous Substances by Sea

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HO

Hydrographic Office, observed height

HO

Hold

Hoist

to raise aloft

HOISTING ROPE

Special flexible wire rope for lifting purposes, generally being of six strands with 19 wires in each strand and in most cases having a hemp rope at the center.

HOLD

A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo

HOVERCRAFT

A vessel used for the transportation of passengers and cargo riding on a cushion of air formed under it. It is very maneuverable and is also amphibious.

HP

high pressure

HSC

International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft,IMO

HSE

health safety and environmental,Health and Safety Executive

HSWA

Health and Safety at Work Act

HULL

The main body of a vessel.

HW

High Water

HYDROFOIL

A craft more or less similar to the Hovercraft insofar as it flies over water and thus eliminates friction between the water and the hull. Under acceleration it rises above water but remains in contact with the surface through supporting legs.

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