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Glossary term Description
Syncrolift

A ship lift

SWL

safe working load

SWATH Short Waterplane Area Twin Hull, a new hull technology using the catamaran principle, usually for high speed ferries.
Supramax

Dry cargo vessel of 50,000-59,999 dwt, taking over from Handymax where size permits.

Suezmax

Largest size of vessel able to transit the Suez Canal fully loaded. 125,000-199,999 dwt.

sublimination

Transition from the solid to gaseous state without passing through the liquid state.

Subcontinent, the

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan

Sub-Panamax

Container ship 2,000–2,999 teu

STS

Ship to ship transfer - usually occurs at anchor or may occur, very occasionally, while drifting in the deep ocean. Used for lightening a large tanker so it may reduce its draught to enter a particular harbour.

Strop Slinging equipment from various materials. Strops are slung round the load and attached to the hook of the crane.