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M/T

Metric tons (2,250 lbs.).

M/V

Motor Vessel / Merchant Vessel

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

MAIIF

Marine Accident Investigators' International Forum

MAIN DECK

The main continuous deck of a ship running from fore to aft; the principle deck; the deck from which the freeboard is determined.

Mainsheet

the line that controls the boom

Manifest

Inventory of cargo onboard

MANIFEST

A document containing a full list of the ship's cargo, extracted from the bills of lading.

MANNING SCALES

the minimum number of officers and crew members that can be engaged on a ship to be considered as sufficient hands with practical ability to meet every possible eventuality at sea.

Marisat

maritime satellite system

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MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (MARAD )

Oversees subsidy programs to the United States Merchant Marine. Assigns routes to subsidized liners.

MARITIME LIEN

A claim which attaches to the res, i.e., the ship,. freight, or cargo.

MARITIME SUBSIDY BOARD (MSB)

A branch within the Maritime Administration which deals with Operating Differential Subsidy and Construction Differential Subsidy.

MARLINSPIKE

a tool for opening the strands of a rope while splicing.

MARPOL 73/78

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978.

MASTER (CAPTAIN)

Highest officer aboard ship. Oversees all ship operations. Keeps ships records. Handles accounting and bookkeeping. Takes command of vessel in inclement weather and in crowded or narrow waters. Handles communications. Receives and implements instructions from home office.

MASTHEAD LIGHT

a white light positioned Over the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

Mb

megabyte

MB

Merchant Broker

MCA

Marine Coastguard Agency

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MDO (DO)

Marine Diesel Oil

MEO

medium earth orbit (satellite configuration)

MEPC

Marine Environment Protection Committee, IMO

MERSAR

Merchant Ship Search and Rescue Manual

MFN

Most Favored Nation.

MGN 

Marine Guidance Note

MGO

Marine Gas Oil

MIB

Marine Index Bureau.

MICROBRIDGE

A system of through rates and service offered by a carrier for cargo shipments from any inland U.S. location to a port, by sea to a foreign port and finally overland to foreign inland destination.

MIDSHIP

Approximately in the location equally distant from the bow and stern.

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MIN/MAX

Minimum/Maximum (cargo quantity)

MINILAND BRIDGE

the process of taking inland cargo bound for Export to the coast by rail and loading it Directly to the ship.

MIRAID

Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development.

MIS

management information system

MIXED SHIPMENT

a shipment consisting of More than one Commodity, articles described under More than one class or Commodity rate item in a tariff.

Mizzen

the shorter mast behind the main mast on a ketch or yawl

MNI

Member of The Nautical Institute

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MODU

Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit.

MOLCHOPT

More or Less Charterers Option

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MOLOO

More or Less Owners Option

Mooring

an anchor or weight, permanently attached to the sea floor, with a buoy going to the surface, used to hold the boat in a certain area

MOORING LINE

a cable or line to tie up a ship.

MOP

mobile offshore production

Mortgage

Loan issued against some security

MOU

memorandum of understanding (often refers to PSC)

MRCC

maritime rescue coordination centre

MSB

Maritime Subsidy board.

MSC

Marine Safety Committee, IMO

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MSN

merchant shipping notice 'M- Notice',UK

MT

Mertic Tonne (i.e. 1,000 kilos)

MTC

Maritime Transport Committee, OECD

MULTIPURPOSE SHIP

any ship capable of carrying different types of cargo which require different methods of handling. there are several types of ships falling into this category, for example, ships which can carry roll on/roll off cargo together with containers.


 

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