L

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  • Laytime

    The time allowed by the shipowner to the voyage charterer or bill of lading holder for loading and/or discharging...

  • Lay-up

    Temporary cessation of trading of a ship by a shipowner during a period when there is a surplus of ships in relation...

  • Leading pair

    The first pair of a folding hatch cover to fold and stow.

  • Leak

    1. A crack or hole through which liquid or gas escapes. 2. The passing of gas, water, etc. through a crack or hole.

  • Leaking

    Escape of liquids such as water, oil, etc., out of pipes, boilers, tanks, etc., or a minor inflow of seawater into...

  • Lean burn engine

    Engine operating with excess air in the fuel-air mixture, resulting in the presence of relatively high oxygen concentration...

  • Length (L) of the ship

    Depending on the purpose different definitions of length L are used: 1. (L) – 96% of the total length on a waterline...

  • Length on waterline

    The length of a vessel measured along the waterline from forward to aft.

  • Length overall

    The distance between the extreme points of a ship, forward and aft.

  • Level gauging system of the oil tanker UNITED GRACE

    The UNITED GRACE is fitted with an automatic level gauging and tank monitoring system. The pressure sensors measure...

  • Lifeboat

    A motor-propelled survival craft carried by a ship for use in emergency. A ship should be its own best lifeboat...

  • Lifeboat davits

    Lifeboat davits are to be capable of turning out against an adverse heel of 20° and a trim of 10°, with the boat...

  • Lifeboat station

    A place assigned to crew and passengers where they have to meet before they will be ordered to enter the lifeboats.

  • Lifebuoy

    A ring-shaped floating life preserver. Lifebuoys are required, primarily to assist in „man-overboard” situations.

  • Lifejacket

    Lifejackets are designed to provide full support for a person in water, even if that person is unable to help himself...

  • Liferaft

    A rigid or inflatable raft designed to hold people abandoning ship. Liferafts are required as a back-up to lifeboats...

  • Liferaft equipment

    The equipment level within a liferaft is usually referred to as a “SOLAS A pack” or SOLAS B pack”. Passenger vessels...

  • Liferaft painter system

    A connection between the ship and the liferaft. The liferaft painter system shall be so arranged as to ensure that...

  • Life-saving appliances, life-saving equipment

    Lifeboats, liferafts, personal life-saving appliances (lifebuoys, lifejackets, immersion suits, etc).

  • Life-saving system

    The life-saving system on a ship is an extension of emergency escape routes. To develop a planned, rational life-saving...

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