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slip rope Line breaks: slip rope

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Definition of slip rope in English:


A mooring rope with both ends on board ship, enabling the crew to cast off without disembarking.
Example sentences
  • During this separation, the slip rope is allowed to slip through the ring and it will also be separated from the assembly.
  • As Mags was preparing to catch the slip ropes on the lockside at the bow, she leaned out too far, lost her balance and fell overboard.
  • The hose string should then be hung off the slip rope with the camlock flange at deck level and derrick hook disconnected.
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