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Have a glance in this glossary. It goes without saying that knowledge of marine terminology is critically important for all people working in the maritime industry, including people dealing with the designing the vessels and their construction, trials and further maintenance and operation. No one can perform the duties in any field of shipping industry without being fully aware of the terms used. This publication was prepared with the ultimate intention of its author, Captain David Broughton, to provide all participants of the maritime industry will an excellent collection of selected terms that they will have to use to perform their duties in a very professional manner. The publication was published by RINA, standing for the Royal Institute of Navigation, one of the most recognized and respected entities in the maritime world. All necessary definitions and abbreviations have been included in this volume, together with the acronyms used in most of the marine literature. When preparing this glossary, serious considerable research has been undertaken using different reference sources, literature and ships plans, plus all other types of books on the subject. It shall be noted that liberal use has been made of the sketches to informatively and clearly illustrate physical features of sailing vessels as well as nautical technology.