Shipping Terms

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Electrical Cadet

An Electrical Cadet is someone undergoing a cadetship with the goal of learning how to maintain and repair the electrical and electronic equipment and machinery onboard a vessel. A cadetship involves time spent in the classroom as well as practical on-the-job training at sea.

Electro-Technical Cadet

An Electro-Technical Cadet is someone undergoing a cadetship with the goal of learning how to maintain and repair the electrical and electronic equipment and machinery onboard a vessel. A cadetship involves time spent in the classroom as well as practical on-the-job training at sea. The goal of an ETO Cadet / Electro-Technical Cadet is to progress through the Seafarer Ranks to become an ETO / Electro-Technical Officer

Electro-Technical Officer

An Electro-Technical Officer or ETO as it is usually shortened to, is one of the newer Seafarer Ranks and they are responsible for ensuring that all of the electrical and electronic equipment onboard are monitored and maintained to ensure the safe and efficient running of the vessel. The advancement in electrical and electronic equipment has meant that specialist crew members are required to take care of it - the ETO in other words.

Engine Cadet

An Engine Cadet on a ship is an apprentice, or trainee, seafarer who is at the very start of his or her career in the maritime industry. They are simultaneously onboard to work and to learn so that they can progress through the various Seafarer Ranks found in the engine room of a vessel.

Even Keel

Even Keel is the term used to describe it when the draft (the depth of a loaded ship in the water) of a vessel’s fore and aft are equal.

Excavator Driver

An Excavator Driver, AB-Excavator Driver, or Excavator Operator on a ship is very similar to their shore-based counterparts in that their main duty is to safely and efficiently operate plant machinery. The main difference being is that an excavator on a ship is located on the deck and used for cargo operations, salvage operations and dredging.

Exposure Suit

 An Exposure Suit (also called an Anti-Exposure Suit) is a garment designed to protect the wearer from an extreme environment. For example, from wet and cold environments found at sea, specifically in evacuation or rescue operations, or in diving. Depending on the type of suit and the situation it has been designed for, the garment may provide buoyancy, total isolation from the environment, or thermal insulation.