roll-on/roll-off


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roll-on/roll-off

adj
(Nautical Terms) denoting a cargo ship or ferry designed so that vehicles can be driven straight on and straight off
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A: American Roll-On/Roll-Off Carrier, for example, just put several vessels in their Amercan-flag fleet that they are using in service from the East Coast to Kuwait.
First envisioned after the Gulf War, the ships with roll-on/roll-off access ramps will speed up the supply line for U.
As weather worsens, it is more difficult to work aboard the primary vessel, more difficult to link the secondary vessels with the Roll-On/Roll-Off Discharge Facility, more difficult to drive rolling cargo across the floating causeway," said Sabin.
Three of the Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-on/Roll-off vessels were discharging and a fourth was loading.