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  • Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service

    In August 2010, Wärtsilä introduced its Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS) for all types of propulsion...

  • Propulsion shafting

    A system of revolving rods that transmit power and motion from the main drive to the propeller. The shafting is...

  • Propulsion system, propulsion plant

    A system which provides thrust to propel the ship. It consists of propulsion machinery and the auxiliary systems...

  • Propulsors

    Various devices used to propel ships: paddle wheels, screw propellers, thrusters, waterjets. For ocean-going ships...

  • Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I Clubs)

    The Clubs are associations of shipowners and charterers, owned and controlled by the insured shipowner or charterer...

  • Protectionism

    Flag state protection of own shipping by the elimination of certain competive elements.

  • Provision stores

    Refrigerated stores intended to preserve perishable foods for shipboard use.

  • Public address system

    Loudspeakers in cabins, mess rooms, etc., and on deck via which important information can be broadcast from a central...

  • Public spaces

    Those portions of the accommodation which are used for halls, dining rooms, lounges and similar permanently enclosed...

  • Pump

    A machine used to raise liquids from a low level to a higher one, or to provide liquid with an increase in energy...

  • Pump room

    A space, located in the cargo area, containing pumps and their accessories for the handling of ballast and fuel...

  • Pumpman

    The unlicensed member of the engine department. He is trained in all skills necessary to engine maintenance. Usually...

  • Pure car, truck carrier (PCTC)

    The PCTC is a purpose-built vessel for the transportation of different types of rolling cargo, such as new private...

  • PureVent system

    Alfa Laval’s compact air separator designed to remove oil mist from crankcase gases with a cleaning efficiency...

  • Purging of cargo tanks with inert gas

    The introduction of inert gas into a tank already in the inert condition, with the purpose of further reducing...

  • Purification

    Separation of two intermixed and mutually insoluble liquid phases of different densities. Solids having a higher...

  • Purifier

    A separator that cleans the oil from water and solid particles with continuous removal of separated water.

  • Purse seiner

    A fishing vessel catching pelagic species by surrounding the shoals with purse seines.

  • Purse seiner/trawler LIBAS

    Norwegian shipyard Fitjar Mek Verksted AS completed the 94m fishing vessel LIBAS according to the design from Vik-Sandvik...

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