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  • Attenuation

    A reduction in current, voltage, or power due to transmission. The opposite of amplification.

  • Austenite

    One of three possible phases of iron and carbon atoms in carbon steel, characterised by a face-centred cubit unit...

  • Auto container

    Container equipped for the transportation of vehicles.

  • Auto-ignition

    The ignition of a combustible material without initiation by a spark or flame, when the material has been raised...

  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)

    A novel radar-based system displaying ship’s unique identification numbers alongside the radar vectors. AIS equipment...

  • Automatic pilot, autopilot

    Automatic control system used for automatic navigation. The system can sense the difference between the ordered...

  • Automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA)

    Automatic radar plotting aids are essentially utilized to improve the standard of collision avoidance at sea. Primarily...

  • Automation

    Automation can be defined as an apparatus, process, or system that is selfacting or self-regulating, generally...

  • Automooring systems

    Unconventional automatic mooring systems designed to reduce harbour time for ferries. The mooring operation is...

  • Auxiliary blowers

    On two-stroke diesels, electrically-driven auxiliary blowers are usually provided because the exhaust gas-driven...

  • Auxiliary boiler

    A boiler that supplies steam for essential auxiliary purposes but not for main propulsion.

  • Auxiliary machinery, auxiliaries

    A term applied collectively to all machinery and apparatus forming the nonpropulsive equipment of a ship.

  • Auxiliary Propulsion Drive, take-home system

    Propulsion system that consists of a medium-speed diesel engine, a reduction gear with Power Take In (PTI) drive...

  • AUXPAC

    The WÄRTSILÄ® Auxpac is a generating set designed for auxiliary power generation in commercial type vessels. It...

  • Average

    1. This is the marine insurance term for a partial loss. Particular charges are not to be included when calculating...

  • Average adjusters

    In general, average affairs adjusters are entrusted with the task of apportioning the loss and expenditure over...

  • Aweigh

    Description of the situation when the anchor has just been lifted from the seabed.

  • Awnings

    Sheets of canvas or similar material, erected above weather decks to provide shade and shelter.

  • AZIPOD (Azimuthing Podded Drive)

    Azipod is the electrically driven propulsor with an AC motor incorporated in a streamlined azimuthing pod unit...

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