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  • Bosun store

    A small compartment in which tools and small stuff for repairing cargo gear are kept.

  • Bottom shell

    The shell envelope plating forming the predominantly flat bottom portion of the shell envelope including the keel...

  • Boundary layer

    A narrow layer of moving water adjacent to the hull of a ship as it moves through the water.

  • Bow

    The structural arrangement and form of the forward end of the ship.

  • Bow chain stopper

    A device mounted on tanker forecastle deck for securing a chafe chain. Ships likely to trade to Single Point Moorings...

  • Bow control house

    Shuttle tanker can be provided with the bow control house, where all navigation and machinery controls are doubled...

  • Bow doors

    A watertight part of the ship forebody that can be opened to provide clear access to the bow ramp. Bow doors are...

  • Bow flare

    The spreading out of the forebody form from the central vertical plane with increasing rapidity as it rises from...

  • Bow Flare Estimator (BFE)

    A guidance tool developed on the basis of seakeeping model test results. BFE at a station x = X/Lbp tan@, x = distance...

  • Bow loading system (BLS)

    A system of loading used on shuttle tankers to transfer crude oil from FPSO.

  • Bow rudder

    Ships which are required to go astern for long distances are provided with flap rudder integrated into the bow...

  • Bow slamming

    Heavy impact resulting from a vessel forward bottom making sudden contact with the sea surface after having risen...

  • Bow Steering Module

    The Bow Steering Module (BSM) is a pusher assistance boat driven by two Voith Schneider® Propellers. Its main function...

  • Bow thruster

    A lateral thruster fitted in an athwartships tunnel near the bow to improve manoeuvrability. When the bow thruster...

  • Box girder

    A hollow girder or beam with a square or rectangular cross section.

  • Boxcooler

    Boxcooler is tube-type heat exchanger invented and built in the Netherlands. The first boxcoolers were used for...

  • Bracket

    A plate used to connect rigidly two or more structural elements, such as deck beam to frame, or bulkhead stiffener...

  • Brake power of engine

    The observed power measured at the crankshaft or its equivalent, the engine being equipped only with the standard...

  • Brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC)

    Measure of fuel efficiency within a shaft reciprocating engine. It is the rate of fuel consumption divided by the...

  • Brass

    An alloy of copper and zinc usually with higher percentage of copper.

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