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  • Bilge system trials

    All elements of the bilge system are to be tested to demonstrate satisfactory pumping operation, including emergency...

  • Bilge water

    The water that collects in the bilges of a vessel which generally becomes foul and noxious. Bilge water also contains...

  • Bilge water legislation

    Current MARPOL legislation stipulates that separated bilge water containing 15 ppm or below in water can be disposed...

  • Bilge water separator

    see Oily water separator.

  • Bilge well

    A sump to which bilge water drains. It is important to arrange bilge wells in the way enabling permanent access...

  • Bill of Lading (B/L)

    Document issued on behalf of the carrier describing the kind and quantity of goods being shipped, the shipper...

  • Bill of Sale (marine insurance)

    Receipt for payment of the ship purchase price, delivered by the seller to the buyer on completion of the contract.

  • Bimetallic joints

    Bimetallic joints between steel and aluminium are increasingly made with transition bars. These are explosively...

  • Binder

    A resin or other cement-like material used to hold particles together and provide mechanical strength or to ensure...

  • Biocide

    A general term for substances that counter foul actively. Biocides can have very different levels of toxicity and...

  • Biofuels

    Essentially biofuels, both bioethanol and biodiesel, are derivate of vegetable oils and animal fats. In Europe...

  • Bitter end

    The inboard end of a ship anchoring cable which is secured in the chain locker by the clench pin.

  • Bitts

    Vertical tubular steel posts; two of them are fastened to the rectangular base of a bollard.

  • Bitumastic

    Elastic cement used in place of paint to protect steel.

  • Bitumen

    A mixture of extremely heavy hydrocarbons obtained from residue refining process; used for road surfacing, roofing...

  • Bitumen products

    Coaltar, creosote (coaltar and wood), coaltar pitch, antracene oil, coaltar naphtha. See also High heat tanker...

  • Black cargo

    Cargo banned by general cargo workers for some reason. For example because the cargo is dangerous or hazardous...

  • Black gang

    A slang expression referring to the personnel in the engine department aboard ship, that has an origin back to...

  • Black petroleum oils

    Crude oil, furnace oil, fuel oil, also tar and asphalt.

  • Blackout

    A complete loss of power resulting from damage or equipment failure in a power station, power lines or other parts...

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