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T.E.U.

Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (containers): A measurement of cargo-carrying capacity on a containership, referring to a common container size of 20 ft in length.

T/C

Time charter

T/C Equipment

Revenue per day

Tack

the front, lower corner of the sail, also course with the wind coming from the side of the boat, also to change course by turning into the wind so that the wind comes from the other side of the boat

TAIL SHAFT

The extreme section at the aft end of a ship's propeller shaft.

TANK CLEANING

Removal of all traces of a cargo from the tanks of a tanker normally by means of high pressure water jets.

TANK-BARGE

a river barge designed for the carriage of liquid bulk cargoes.

TANKER

A tanker is a bulk carrier designed to transport liquid cargo, most often petroleum products. Oil tankers vary in size from small coastal vessels of 1,500 tons deadweight, through medium-sized ship of 60,000 tons, to the giant VLCCs (very large crude ca

TBN

To be named/to be nominated

TBN

To Be Named / To Be Nominated

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TC

Time Charter - Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time and provide technical management, crewing etc.

TCP

Time Charter Party

Tender

a small boat used to transport crew and equipment from shore to a larger boat

TERRITORIAL WATERS

that portion of the Sea up to a limited instance which is immediately adjacent to the shores of Any country and over which the sovereignty and exclusive jurisdiction of that country extend.

TEU

twenty foot equivalent unit (containers)

TF

tropical fresh load line

THIRD ASSISTANT ENGINEER

In charge of eight to twelve watch. Maintains lighting fixtures. Repairs malfunctioning accessories in living quarters. Assist other engineers as directed.

THIRD MATE

in charge of eight to twelve watch. Makes sure emergency survival equipment (lifeboats, life rings, etc.) are in order. Assists other officers as directed.

THWARTSHIPS

At right angles to the centreline of the ship

TI

transportation Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to maritime research and education.

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TIDE

The periodic rise and fall of water level in the oceans

Tiller

controls the rudder and is used for steering

TILLER

A bar or handle for turning a boat's rudder or an outboard motor.

Time Bar

Time after which legal claims will not be entertained

TIME BAR

Time after which legal claims will not be entered

TIME CHARTER

a form of charter party wherein owner lets or leases his vessel and crew to the charterer for a stipulated period of time. the charterer pays for the bunkers and port Charges in addition to the charter hire.

TITLE XI

a ship financing guarantee program.

TLL

timber load line

TON MILE

a measurement used in the economics of transportation to designate one ton being moved one mile. This is useful to the shipper because It includes the distance to move a commodity in the calculation.

TONNAGE

a quantity of cargo normally expressed as a number of tons.

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TOP-OFF

to fill a ship which is already partly loaded with cargo.

Topping lift

a line that holds up the boom when it is not being used, also the line that controls the height of a spinnaker pole

TOPSIDES

The sides of a ship between the waterline and the deck; sometimes referring to onto or above the deck

TOW

When one or more vessels are being towed; when a tug is towing one or more floating objects; to pull an object in the water by means of a rope.

TOWAGE

Charges for the services of tugs assisting a ship or other vessels in ports or other locations; the act of towing a ship or other objects from one place to another.

TPI

tonnes per inch immersion

TQM

total quality management

Trading Limits

Maritime area usually specified by range of ports in which a vessel may operate

TRAMP SERVICE

vessels operating without a fixed itinerary or schedule or charter contract.

Transom

the back, outer part of the stern

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TRANSOM

the stern cross-section of a square sterned boat.

Traveler

a device that the mainsheet may be attached to which allows its position to be adjusted

TRIM

Fore and aft balance of a ship

TTL

Total

TUG

A small vessel designed to tow or push large ships or barges. Tugs have powerful diesel engines and are essential to docks and ports to maneuver large ships into their berths. Pusher tugs are also used to push enormous trains of barges on the rivers and inland waterways of the U.S. Oceangoing salvage tugs provide assistance to ships in distress and engage in such work as towing drilling rigs and oil production platforms.

Tuning

the adjustment of the standing rigging, the sails and the hull to balance the boat for optimum performance

TW

Tween Decker

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