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tanker [2]click to hear

Ship with large reservoirs for transporting liquid petroleum products.
tanker [2] davit rudder propeller radar mast guardrail separator radio antenna mooring winch crossover cargo deck line bitt air relief valve tank hatch cover foremast main deck wall side foam monitor derrick mast derrick bulb transverse bulkhead lengthwise bulkhead engine control room pump room center keelson web frame tank

davit click to hear

Winch that manipulates the anchors.

rudder click to hear

Submerged component that pivots on a vertical axle and is used to steer the boat.

propeller click to hear

Device with blades integrated onto a shaft that is driven by the engine to provide thrust and thus impel the ship.

radar mast click to hear

Mast with a radio-wave detection device (radar set) used to prevent collisions when visibility is reduced.

guardrail click to hear

Railing along a ship’s deck that protects crew from falling overboard.

separator click to hear

Device that removes any water that might contaminate the oil tanks.

radio antenna click to hear

Metal conductor that emits and receives radio waves for communications.

mooring winch click to hear

Motorized spool around which a mooring cable is wound.

crossover cargo deck line click to hear

Thick pipe that runs transversally and is used to fill and empty the tanks.

bitt click to hear

Metal cylindrical fittings attached to the deck for fastening mooring ropes and tow lines.

air relief valve click to hear

Device that allows air to escape as oil fills the tanks to displace it.

tank hatch cover click to hear

Watertight door that provides access to a tank.

foremast click to hear

Mast located near the bow of the deck that supports the navigation lights.

main deck click to hear

Flat top that seals the hull and protects the cargo; it provides space for crew to circulate and for auxiliary equipment.

wall side click to hear

Vertical part of the hull below the water line.

foam monitor click to hear

Pressurized mechanism that produces foam for extinguishing fires.

derrick mast click to hear

Short thick mast that supports the derrick.

derrick click to hear

Device with pulleys that is mounted on a pivot for handling loads.

bulb click to hear

Bulge in the bottom part of the stem that reduces the hull’s water resistance.

transverse bulkhead click to hear

Wall that divides the hold across the width thus demarcating the tanks.

lengthwise bulkhead click to hear

Wall that divides the hold along the length to demarcate the tanks.

engine control room click to hear

Compartment housing the instruments that monitor the ship’s movement and control the engines and other machinery.

pump room click to hear

Compartment housing the machinery that pumps the oil in and out of the tanks.

center keelson click to hear

Metal girder that runs along the ship’s longitudinal axis to reinforce the bottom of the hull.

web frame click to hear

Metal reinforcement that spans the hull transversally.

tank click to hear

Watertight reservoir; the hold is divided into several tanks to prevent sloshing.