How often have you spent time searching for the precise meaning of technical terms? The "Dictionary of Marine Technology" solves the common problem by providing definitive and authoritive explanations of over 1000 terms and acronyms. The dictionary embraces the operational aspects of shipping and also includes allied subjects such as new construction, classification, safety, the environment, and regulatory issues. It should be of value to ship managers, charterers, builders, brokers, agents, ports and harbour authorities, and classification societies. Lawyers and consultants involved in the shipping industry may also find this book useful.