Glossary. H

The Maritime Glossary. Letter H +++ Popular Articles: 'Hazard', 'Helicopter', 'HLA'

Deutsch: Hafen / Español: Puerto / Português: Porto / Français: Port / Italiano: Porto

Harbour in the maritime context is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and other vessels can dock, load and unload cargo, and seek refuge from storms. Harbours provide essential facilities and services for maritime operations, including berthing, storage, and repair services.

A hazard is a potential source of harm. Substances, events, or circumstances can constitute hazards when their nature would allow them, even just theoretically, to cause damage to health, life, property, or any other interest of value. The probability of that harm being realized in a specific incident, combined with the magnitude of potential harm, make up its risk, a term often used synonymously in colloquial speech.

HAZMAT is a shortcut for --->'Hazardous Material'.

Deutsch: Kopf / Español: cabeza / Português: cabeça / Français: tête / Italiano: testa

Head in the maritime context refers to the ship's toilet or bathroom. The term dates back to the days of sailing ships, where the toilet area was located at the bow or "head" of the ship.

HEAP is a shortcut for --->'Human Element Analysing Process'.

HELCOM is a shortcut for --->'Helsinki Commission'.

Deutsch: Hubschrauber / Español: Helicóptero / Português: Helicóptero / Français: Hélicoptère / Italiano: Elicottero

Helicopter in the maritime context refers to a versatile aircraft used for various operations at sea, including search and rescue, transportation, surveillance, and emergency medical services. Helicopters play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of maritime activities.

English: HF
German: HF is a shortcut for --->'High Frequency'.

HFTG is a shortcut for --->'Human Factor Task Group'.

English: HGO
German: HGO is a shortcut for --->'Heavy Grade Oil'.

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