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WAKE

moving waves, track or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the waters.

WATCH

the day at Sea is divided into six four hour periods. Three groups of watchstanders are on duty for four hours and then off for eight, then back to duty. seamen often work overtime during their off time.

WATERLINE

A line painted on a hull which shows the point to which a boat sinks when it is properly trimmed (see BOOT TOP).

WAY

movement of a vessel through the water such as headway, sternway or leeway.

WCCON

Whether Customs Cleared Or Not

Weather Permitting

That time during which weather that prevents working shall not count as laytime

WEND

World Electronic Navigation Database

Whisker pole

a light spar which holds the jib out when sailing downwind

WHO

World Health Organisation

WIBON

Whether In Berth Or Not

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WIFPON

Whether In Free Pratique Or Not

Winch

a metal drum shaped device used to assist in trimming sails

WINDWARD

Toward the direction from which the wind is coming

WIPERS

Apprentice QMED. Cleans engine room. Assists officers and QMED's.

WIPON

Whether In Port Or Not

WL

water line

WLTOHC

Water Line-To-Hatch Coaming

WMO

World Meteorological Organisation

WMU

World Maritime University

WOG

Without Guarantee

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WORLDSCALE

An index representing the cost of time chartering a tanker for a specific voyage at a given time. The index is given at Worldscale 100, which represents the price in dollars per ton for carrying the oil at that rate. The negotiated rate will be some per

WP

Weather Permitting. That time during which weather prevents working shall not count as laytime

WPD

Weather Permitting Day

WRIC

Wire Rods In Collis

WT

watertight

WW

Weather working

WWD

Weather Working Day

WWR

When, Where Ready

WWW

world wide web (Internet facility)

WWWW

Wibon, Wccon, Wifpon, Wipon

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