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.
"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.
"This is the largest number of Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-on/Roll-off ships ever to work simultaneously in one port," said Col.
Arrival of the vessel was a moment of success for the community, which lobbied hard for the addition of two Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-on/Roll-off vessels.
In addition, the timeline for receiving and marshalling the rolling stock was very tight, with loading of the first roll-on/roll-off ship beginning July 15, 12 hours prior to the last night of convoy moves.