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Glossary term Description
SBM, SPM

single buoy mooring, single point mooring 

SAR

search and rescue

SALM

single anchor leg mooring. (See SBM, SPM)

safe to transport Cargo is secured appropriately if it is loaded, stowed and secured in such a way that it cannot be damaged by events that can be reasonably expected during carriage.
SAFE Port Act

Security and Accountability for Every Port Act 2006

RTG

rubber-tyred gantry  - crane or carrier used in container yards

ROV

remotely operated vehicle

roll oscillation

Oscillation due to rolling. The name given to the movement of a ship around its longitudinal axis

ro-ro

Roll-on roll-off - usually ferries but deepsea shipping also has vessels of this designation, is often carrying containers or pallets on trailers that are towed on board by power units known as tugs

ro-pax

Normally refers to a ferry that carries passengers (pax), with cars and coaches, cargo on trailers (roll-on/off)