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Glossary term Description
south Asia

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka 

southeast Asia

Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

SOx

sulphur oxides

SPM, SBM

single point mooring, single buoy mooring

spreader A device used on a crane to lift containers by their corners when a specialised container crane is not available.
spring

Mooring line that normally leads forward from the stern (after springs) and lead aft from forward (forward spring). Sometimes referred to as back springs.

spring tides See Tides
stanchion Rods or bars on the sides and corners of an open means of transport or container, used to secure the cargo. Removable stanchions are inserted into the stanchion pockets provided.
STCW

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention

stern The "back" or "blunt" end of a ship.