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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An investigation that concluded in 1997 found that the locks on the ferry's front, the prow door, had not held up to the strain of the waves, causing water to flood the car deck.
The admiring glances started on UK soil, when the ferry crew gathered around it in significant numbers after I had parked it up on the car deck.
And then we went down to the unusually quiet car deck, whereupon one of my trainers lodged on a metal cleat and I went flying through the air like a torpedo and ended up embedding my head, face-first in the cold, metal stern.
The admiring glances started on UK soil, when the Brittany Ferries crew gathered around it in significant numbers after I had parked it up on the car deck. This set a trend for the entire trip and pretty much everywhere we went it was the centre of attention.
The M12's expansive car deck can hold up to 34 cars and seven trucks or buses.
The crew on the car deck threw a life ring towards the man - who struggled to reach it - prompting deck officer Steve Chamberlain to jump in.
Rails on the car deck were covered over with a wooden floor for dancing.
IPS Marine Fabrications, which is baseed in Birkenhead, carried out improvements to the car deck of the Stena Adventurer while it continued to sail between Holyhead and Dublin.
? The MS Norman Atlantic car ferry - carrying 422 passengers and 56 crew members - was travelling from Patras in western Greece to Ancona in eastern Italy on Sunday 28 December 2014 when a fire started on the lower car deck during the early hours of the morning.?
It was reported that ferry captain Argilio Giacomazzi told prosecutors that crews did not properly follow his orders in lowering the lifeboats and that the car deck had too many vehicles.
The blaze on the ship was said to have started on the car deck in the early hours when the vessel was some 44 nautical miles northwest of the Greek island of Corfu.
The Italian car ferry was travelling from Patras, in Greece, to Ancona, in Italy with 422 passengers and 56 crew members on board when a fire broke out on its car deck, north-west of Corfu.