Metacentre. This is the point where the buoyancy force up through the vessel’s centre of buoyancy (B) when the vessel is inclined cuts the original line of force upwards through the original B when the vessel is upright.


Manifest. A manifest is a document containing complete specifications of the goods loaded by a vessel for various destinations.

MEES (Middle East Emergency Surcharge). After 2 August 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait, and after the commencement of the Persian Gulf “war” against Iraq’s invasion, the situation in the Middle East became very dangerous for liner vessels (and other ships).

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