Popular Abbreviations of Material & Logistics at Sea Port and Offshore

While on duty in Matak Base @ Matak-Anambas island – Indonesia,  writer often uses the following terms and abbreviations and be useful for communication and coordination in order to smooth the material and logistics tasks in the sea port, to support SS/Duplex well flowline fabrication and offshore works.

Mooring : A mooring refers to any permanent structure to which a vessel may be secured. Examples include quays, wharfs, jetties, piers, anchor buoys, and mooring buoys. A ship is secured to a mooring to forestall free movement of the ship on the water. An anchor mooring fixes a vessel’s position relative to a point on the bottom of a waterway without connecting the vessel to shore. As a verb, mooring refers to the act of attaching a vessel to a mooring

Cargo lashing / sea – fastening : Sea-fastening is the action of fastening/securing cargoes on ship with the aim  of preventing them from movement while the ship is in transit and subjected to  motions due to the nature of the seaway. Typically, sea-fastening design is  specific to the ship and cargoes in question. Usually steel plates or structural  profiles such as pipe etc. welded to the ship’s deck are used for sea-fastening  design.

Cargo manifest : A manifest or ship’s manifest is a document listing the cargo, passengers, and crew of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle, for the use of customs and other officials. Where such a list is limited to identifying passengers, it is a passenger manifest or passenger list; conversely, such a list limited to identifying cargo is a cargo manifest or cargo list. The manifest may be used by people having an interest in the transport to ensure that passengers and cargo listed as having been placed on board the transport at the beginning of its passage continue to be on board when it arrives at its destination.

A  Cargo Manifest lists the goods carried in a means of transport or in a transport-unit.
The manifest gives the commercial details of the goods, such as:

  • > transport document numbers
  • > consignors and consignees
  • > marks and numbers
  • > number and kind of packages
  • > descriptions and quantities of goods
  • > It may be used in place of the Cargo declaration.

Deck (ship) : a floor of a ship

Shifting : moving the position at the jetty. shifting from anchorage or waiting berth when the berth where the vessel is to load or discharge is not available upon her arrival at or off loading or discharging port

Drop anchor : to anchor a vessel. Anchor – any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object, typically having broad, hooklike arms that bury themselves in the bottom to provide a firm hold.

Berthing : To bring (a ship) to a berth or to come to a berth; dock.
Berth –
Sufficient space for a ship to maneuver; sea room: kept a clear berth of the reefs.
A space for a ship to dock or anchor: a steamship moored to its berth at the pier.

Driffting : standby engine

Bunker fresh water / refueling fresh water : water filling

Towing (offshore towing) : pulling. Towing is the process of coupling one object to anothers, so that one can be pulled along behind the other.

Push : A push is an applied force typically intended to drive or impel. In contrast to a pull it acts in a direction away from person or thing causing the force.

Loading : is the act of placing a goods to on board a ship

Offloading : unloading goods from the upper decks of ships to land at the jetty / pier

Boat : small size ship ( under 500 gross tonage )

Vessel : ship with size over 500 tons

Ship : big ship e.g. container, cruise ship, etc.

Tug Boat : tugboat

MV : Mother Vessel ( such as warehouse / ship supplier )

UB : Utility Boat

ASD : azimuth stern drive ( Harbour Tugs )

MT : motor boat ( kapal motor / KM )

LCT : landing craft tugs ( ramp door )

Wb : work boat

Crew Boat : fast ship

Surfer : Offshore supply ship

C Truck : speed boat (water jets instead of propellers )

KP3K : to support a sea port. Bidang Kelautan Pesisir Pulau-Pulau Kecil (KP3K) has the main task of coordinating and controlling tasks in the field of management of marine and small Islands include building coastal and small islands, conservation, ecosystem management and marine resources, and empowerment of coastal communities and small islands.

Polairud : to support policing duties at offshore. Water Police and Air or commonly abbreviated Polairud is a unit within the Indonesian National Police which supports policing duties through the water (river / sea) and air.

Roro ferry : roll on roll off ( behind the front door ) / pioneer ship

Barge : A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed or pushed by towboats.

*********** in Bahasa Indonesia ***********

Mooring : kapal yang talinya sedang diikat ke tonggak di jetty / pelabuhan

Cargo lashing / sea-fastening : tindakan pengikatan / pengencangan cargo agar aman (tidak bergeser, bertumbukan, atau terjatuh ke laut) sewaktu pengangkutan di tengah laut.

Cargo manifest : daftar barang yang dimuat di atas kapal laut.

Deck : lantai utama kapal laut

Shifting : pindah posisi di jetty

Drop anker : berlabuh

Berthing : bersandar

Driffting : standby engine

Bunker fresh water / refueling fresh water : mengisi air

Towing : narik-narik

Push : mendorong

Loading : muat barang ke atas kapal laut

Offloading : bongkar barang dari atas deck kapal laut ke daratan di jetty / pelabuhan

Boat : small size ship (di bawah 500 gross tonage

Vessel : di atas 500 ton

Ship : kapal besar / container / kapal pesiar

Tug Boat : kapal penarik

MV : Mother Vessel (seperti gudang / kapal pemasok)

UB : Utility Boat

ASD : azimut stern drive (Harbour Tugs)

MT : kapal motor (KM)

LCT : landing craft tugs (ramp door)

Wb : work boat

Crew Boat – kapal cepat

Surfer: Offshore supply ship

C Truck : speed  boat (water jet bukan propeler)

KP3K : mengatur pelabuhan

Polairud : memiliki wilayah operasi di lepas pantai, lebih 12 mil. Polisi Air dan Udara atau biasa disingkat Polairud adalah satuan di dalam Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia yang mendukung tugas-tugas kepolisian lewat air (sungai/laut) dan udara.

Kapal ferry roro : roll on roll off (pintu depan belakang) / kapal perintis

Barge : tongkang

(Mande @ Matak Base, Matak Island, Kep. Anambas, Indonesia | 13.08.2013)

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