Dictionary of Maritime Terms English-Italian-English, 6th Edition

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March 2020

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Dictionary of Maritime Terms English-Italian-English, 6th Edition

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This illustrated Italian/English dictionary, now in its sixth edition, translates the most common seafaring terms in use today, with reference to the IMO’s SMCP. It also includes an extensive abbreviations section.


One of the most significant updates to the sixth edition of the dictionary is the inclusion of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) notation beside every entry. This is of benefit to foreign language students to assist learning and communication.

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The dictionary contains all of the most common terms relevant to seafaring: shipbuilding, navigation (celestial, electronic, hyperbolic, plain navigation), marine engines, thermodynamics, instrumentation, automation and onboard systems, machine tools, types of vessels, maritime trade, coastal and deep-sea sailing, fishing and sailing.

It includes Standard Marine Communication Phrases connected with safety in ship-shore shore-ship and intership communications. There is also a list of approximately 4,000 maritime acronyms and abbreviations, an extensive reference section and essential onboard forms and checklists.

English – Italian iii

Preface v

Guide to using the Dictionary vii

About the Author vii

List of Abbreviations used viii

English – Italian A – Z 1

Abbreviations and Acronyms 243

Italiano – Inglese 315

Prefazione 317

Guida alla consultazione 318

L’autore 318

Lista delle abbreviazioni usate 319

Italian – English A – Z 321

Irregular verbs/Verbi irregolari 518

Appendix/Appendice 522

Forms and Checklists 567

Prof. Pietro del Rosso has been a teacher at I.I.S.S ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ in Molfetta (Ba), Italy, for over 42 years. Thanks to his project, ‘Maritime English and Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP)’, IISS ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ in Molfetta has been awarded the prestigious 2011 European Language Label.

He is also the author of the Italian version of “RIVERSPEAK”, ie the Standard Communication Phrases for Inland Navigation developed to enhance Safety in Inland Navigation.

Prof del Rosso also deals with technical translations, specifically those connected with operation and maintenance manuals. In addition, he is the author of several International Maritime English articles and publications, some of which are available on the IMEC website: http://imla.co/imec/ and on his website: http://www.inglesemarittimo.it/

It is worth noting that since 1997, he has also been involved with Special Education Needs (SEN) for Secondary Education.

Title: Dictionary of Maritime Terms English-Italian-English, 6th Edition
Subtitle: Including SMCP and Common Maritime Acronyms and Abbreviations
Number of Pages: 640
Product Code: WS1739K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-892-2 (9781856098922), ISBN 10: 1-85609-892-3 (1856098923)
Published Date: March 2020
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 234 mm
Book Width: 156 mm
Book Spine: 30 mm
Weight: 1.50 kg
Author: Pietro del Rosso

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