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Admiralty

Admiralty  

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The law of admiralty encompasses claims which were originally within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court of England and Wales and which are now governed by the Admiralty Act 1988 ...
Augustus Siebe

Augustus Siebe  

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(1788–1872),German inventor and manufacturer of diving equipment. Born in Saxony, Siebe was raised in Berlin. He became an artillery officer and was wounded at Leipzig in 1813. In 1819 ...
caisson

caisson  

1 Watertight chamber in which underwater construction work takes place.2 Device for sinking foundations under water or in water-logged conditions, in the form of an air-tight box the size of the pier ...
derelict

derelict  

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Any vessel or cargo abandoned at sea by those in charge of it, without any hope of recovery. In the UK, derelict now comes under the legal definition of wreck, and any salvage has to be reported to ...
diving

diving  

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A method of marine fishing in which some species (such as octopus, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers) are handpicked by divers, brought to the surface, placed in boats, and taken ashore for processing.
flotsam

flotsam  

The wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea (as distinguished from jetsam, goods or material thrown overboard and washed ashore). Flotsam and jetsam is used ...
grass-line

grass-line  

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A rope made of coir, not particularly strong but which has the useful property of floating on the surface of the water. It had several uses at sea before synthetic rope superseded natural fibre, ...
High Seas Fleet

High Seas Fleet  

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The principal fleet of the German Navy, 1907–18. It was interned at Scapa Flow after the Armistice of November 1918 which ended the First World War (1914–18). One of the greatest feats of salvage was ...
jetsam

jetsam  

Unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, especially material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel. Recorded from the late 16th century, ...
lagan

lagan  

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A term in maritime law for goods which are cast overboard from a sinking ship with a buoy attached so that they may be recovered later. It is a term that was also sometimes used to refer to articles ...
Lutine Bell

Lutine Bell  

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A bell that hangs in the underwriting room at Lloyd's and is rung for ceremonial occasions and, rarely, to draw the attention of underwriters to an important announcement. It was formerly rung once ...
marine and underwater archaeology

marine and underwater archaeology  

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Humankind's artefacts litter the seabed, partly as a result of mercantile and naval activities, but also because landscapes have become submerged. This submergence is not only the result of the sea ...
Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Maritime and Coastguard Agency  

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(MCA),an executive agency of the UK's Department for Transport with overall responsibility for Britain's 16,800 kilometres (10,500 mls.) of coastline. It is the UK authority responsible for ...
Mary Celeste

Mary Celeste  

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A hermaphrodite brig of some 280 tons found abandoned in the Atlantic in November 1872. How she came to be in that condition remains one of the great mysteries of the sea.She sailed from New York on ...
pontoon

pontoon  

1 A flat-bottomed boat often used as a lighter or ferry.2 A boat of special design to support a temporary road or footbridge across a river.3 A hollow, watertight structure used in salvage for its ...
sailor

sailor  

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N. a person whose job it is to work as a member of the crew of a commercial or naval ship or boat, especially one who is below the rank of officer.[...]
shipwrecks

shipwrecks  

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Is a word with several connotations but here it means vessels that are of particular interest to those working in marine archaeology. Many shipwrecks within the Exclusive Economic Zone of coastal ...
solid waste disposal

solid waste disposal  

The placement of solid waste that is not salvaged or recycled into its permanent, final location, such as a landfill.
sonar

sonar  

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A device for detecting and locating objects by means of sound waves which are sent out and reflected back by the objects. Short for ‘sound navigation and ranging’. See also sodar.
Titanic

Titanic  

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A British passenger liner, the largest ship in the world when she was built and supposedly unsinkable, that struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage in April 1912 and sank with ...

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