collision mat

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14:54 Nov 10, 2009
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Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase: collision mat
Definition from
A large square of heavy canvas fitted with lines to allow it to be drawn under the hull of a ship where it is damaged. The pressure of the seawater holds it tight against the ship and greatly reduces the inflow of water.

Example sentence(s):
  • The Collision Mat created by Life Raft and Survival Equipment Inc. was designed to be used as a tool onboard sail or power boats to help slow the intrusion of water thru the hull after a collision or hull appendage failure below the water line. Life Raft and Survival Equipment
  • For larger holes or irregularly shaped punctures or cracks, have a collision mat ready to go. A purpose-built, dedicated, collision mat is probably best, but a storm jib can be successfully employed as well. David S. Malar and Angelika Jardine
  • Sea ice thwarted attempts to keep a collision mat in place to stem water ingress and the bilge pumps were unable to keep up. Transportation Safety Board of Canada
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Definition from own experience or research:
Aanvaringszeil (term nagevraagd en bevestigd door een bergingsexpert bij Svitzer Salvage in IJmuiden)

Example sentence(s):
  • Aanvaringszeil (reddingskleed, stopkleed, lekzeil, aanvaringszeil, aanvaringskleed) zwaar stuk zeildoek op de hoeken voorzien van zware ogen of lussen, dat onder het schip getrokken kan worden, om een groot gat in de romp tijdelijk te dichten. - Encyclopedie  
  • Aanvaringskleed (reddingskleed, stopkleed, lekzeil, lekkleed, aanvaringszeil): zwaar stuk zeildoek, circa vier bij vier meter groot, op de hoeken en verder om de meter voorzien van lussen. Het doek kon bij schade onder de waterlijn onder het schip door en voor het gat getrokken kan worden, waardoor het binnenstromen van water verminderd werd. - Encyclopedie Binnenvaarttaal  
Ellick (Alexander) Sutherland
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