Glossary of maritime terminology
ULCC, in freight terms, stands for Ultra Large Crude Carrier - an oil, chemical or petroleum tanker that is generally larger than 300,000 DWT.
Ultramax Bulk Carrier
An Ultramax bulk carrier is a medium-sized vessel which is geared, meaning it has its own cranes onboard for the on and off-loading of cargo. The typical Ultramax bulker has a cargo capacity of 61,000 to 72,999 DWT. In shipping terms, they are also referred to as an Ultramax vessel.
An Ultramax vessel is a medium-sized bulk carrier. The vessels are geared, meaning they have their own cranes onboard for the on and off-loading of cargo. The typical Ultramax vessel has a cargo capacity of 61,000 to 72,999 DWT. In maritime terms, they are also referred to as an Ultramax bulk carrier.
Uniform stands for the letter U 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.
Unseaworthiness is maritime terminology referring to a ship’s condition in respect of its construction, condition, equipment and even crew with regards to the manner in which it is to be used. If any aspect of a vessel is in disrepair, damaged or ill maintained, or if the crew is deemed to be insufficient to handle the ship and her cargo, the vessel may be considered unseaworthy and unable to sail.