Glossary of maritime terminology
In shipping terms, this refers to the accommodation on a vessel - for example, the crew's quarters.
A quay is a wharf which runs parallel to the waterline.
Quebec stands for the letter Q in the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, which is most often referred to as the NATO Phonetic Alphabet or simply the Phonetic Alphabet. This is the most commonly used group of code words used to clearly communicate the letters of the Roman alphabet, particularly over the radio and is essential in helping seafarers give and receive messages, orders and instructions clearly and correctly.