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tance created by water as a body moves through it.
International Maritime Organization.
"In irons"
An expression used by shiphandlers to indicate limited control m maneuvering the ship.
"In step"
An expression used to indicate that the towing ship and its tow are riding the crests and troughs of waves
IPS wire
Improved Plow Steel wire
Independent Wire Rope Core. The internal strand of a multiple-strand wire rope, made up of wire strands twisted
Chafing gear on a cable, consisting of old rope.
Kenter detachable link
A type of connection normally used to join two pieces of stud link or cast chain. See "Detachable link:'
Kjellam grips
A lightweight stopper useful for passing a wire rope where there is only low tension likely to be exerted on the rope.
Kort nozzle
A nozzle used to enclose the propeller of a ship as a means of boosting power.
Lateral control wire
An auxiliary wire used to move the tow hawser athwartships.
The direction of the twist or strands of a rope.
Lay length
The distance measured parallel to the axis of the rope (or strand) in which a strand (or wire) makes one complete
helical convolution about the core (or center).
A single thickness, coat, fold, wrap, or stratum.
"Lazy Jacks"
Small lines used to tend and recover the towline when rigging a recovery for a Liver- pool bridle
Level wind
A device used to wind the wire of a drum evenly on a towing machine
A boat or barge used to service large ships in harbors
A term frequently applied to a fiber or synthetic line, especially if it moves or is used to transmit a force
Liverpool bridle
A method of rigging a tow used to maintain ship control when the yawing of the tow can overcome directional
stability of the towing vessel; most commonly used in refloating a stranded ship.


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