By mas Edy
Abudhabi, 12 May 2012

Bollard pull:
The towing vessel’s pull normally specified as maximum continuous pull

Bridle towing arrangement:
Two wires or chains of equal length arranged as a triangle that connects the installation to the towing vessel

J-chaser:
Hook used by anchor handling vessels to “fish” the installation’s anchor lines

Kenter link:
Device for linking two chain lengths

Pear link:
Device for linking two different chain dimensions

Pendant:
Wire hanging permanently attached to the installation used for chasing out anchors. PCP (Permanent Chain Pendant)

Pennant wire:
Buoy wire; wire from the seabed up to a buoy on the surface

Permanent chaser:
Ring fitted over the anchor line connected to the pendant wire. Used by anchor handling vessel when hoisting

Swivel:
Connecting link or device used to prevent wire rotation

Toolbox Talk:
A meeting of the individuals due to be involved in an imminent task to review the task, individual responsibilities, equipment required, competency of the individuals, hazards, any Safe Job Analysis or Risk Assessment and/or Permit to Work in place, simultaneous tasks ongoing which may affect the task and any other relevant subject.

Tow eye/towline guide:
Arrangement for keeping towline in centre line or midship area

Towing pins/guide pins:
Device for guiding towline or pennant wire.

Transfer basket:
Equipment utilised for transferring personnel by crane

Towing winch:
Similar to a working winch, often geared differently. Newer towing winches have drums smaller than working winches.

Towline:
Wire on towing winch used for towing

Tugger winch:
For pulling equipment on deck during anchor handling. Have remote control on newer vessels, or may be controlled from the bridge on some vessels

Tugger wire:
Wire on towing winch used for towing

Working winch:
Winch for hoisting and setting anchors. Power, length, width and diameter set the application area of the working winch

Working wire:
Wire in working winches including termination. For example socket.

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