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English for Mariners

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88 Level 1, Unit 5A – Cargo handling English for Mariners

5 Writing

Exercise 14. Study these cargo shipping instructions and say if the statements (1–5) are
true or false.

shipping instructions

Exporter/shipper Aspers (UK) PLC, PO Box No. 678,
Croydon, Surrey

Booking number AK0010904
Country of �nal destination Argentina
Country of origin of goods Germany
Consignee Capriella Box, SA, Casilla de Carrero,

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description of goods AC generators
Quantity 5
Gross weight (total) 1,000 kg
Volume (m3) 4.00
Ocean freight payable at: prepaid
value € 6,755.00

1) ¿e goods are going from Germany to Argentina. j true j false
2) ¿e consignee is sending the goods. j true j false
3) ¿e cargo is electrical equipment. j true j false
4) No money will be collected at the other end. j true j false
5) ¿e cost of transporting the cargo is ¿ 6,755.00. j true j false

Exercise 15. Complete the following form using this information:

ABelgian company called Xanadu located at 121 Rue Des Brasseurs in Gilly is sending a
consignment of Japanesemade tractor engines to a company inMorocco.¿is company
is called Andou Motors of Route de Rabat, Ain Sbaâ, in Casablanca. ¿ere are � een
engines in the consignment. Each engine weighs 300 kg and is approximately 3m3.¿e
value of one engine is ¿25,000 and the consignee has paid ¿12,000 already. ¿e rest
will be paid on delivery.

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English for Mariners Level 1, Unit 5A – Cargo handling 89

shipping instructions

Exporter/shipper:

Booking number:

Country of �nal destination:

Country of origin of goods:

Consignee:

Description of goods:

Quantity:

Gross weight (total):

Volume (m3):

Ocean freight payable at:

Value

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English for Mariners Appendix – Information for Partner Exercises 175

Information for Exercise 12 on page 80:

You are OoW on the mvMary Lou. ¿e call sign iswsd-564. You are at position 35.3 74.7
and it is 0730 utc. At the moment there is light rain and a north westerly wind of 15 kt. A
barometer reading gives 1013 mb. Contact the centre for weather forecasts (Student a) and
give this information.

Information for Exercise 12 on page 97:

Student b: You are the skipper of the following ship:

Vessel name: Yellow Diamond
Type of vessel: Car carrier
Cargo: 4,000 cars
Details of hazardous cargo: None

Information for Exercise 13 on page 97:

Student a: You are the skipper of the following ship:

Vessel name: Hakudu Maru
Type of vessel: Cargo ship
Cargo: 42,700 tonnes of benzene
Details of hazardous cargo: benzene is a highly flammable liquid

(IMO Class 3.1)

Information for Exercise 8 on page 141:

Student a:
Read aloud the equations to Student b.

1) 23 � 6 � 138

2) 236 � 3.83

3) 23 � 6 � 3 � 26

Information for Exercise 10 on page 142:

Student b:
Read aloud the equations to Student a.

1) 100 � 18 � 118

2) 1.76 � 10 � 17.6

3) 17618 � 9.77

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176 Appendix – Image Credits English for Mariners

Image Credits

Markus Aebischer/edi Switzerland, http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch – 73
Krzysztof Burghardt, http://www.burghardt.pl – 30
Hervé Cozanet, http://www.marine-marchande.net – 108
Giovanni Dall’Orto, http://www.giovannidallorto.com – 67 (4)
Bernard Dery, www.infovisual.info – 15
Armando Estudante, http://www.�ickr.com/people/[email protected]– 67 (3)
Harry Fodor, http://www.sxc.hu/pro�le/fodor – 45
Milan Jurek, http://www.sxc.hu/pro�le/milan6 – 66
Maciej Lewandowski, http://macieklew.wordpress.com – 24
Pearson Scott Foresman (Pearson Education, Inc.), www.pearsonschool.com – 39, 130
Stefan Wagner, http://trumpkin.de – 81
Zuse Institute Berlin, http://www.zib.de – 100

Uploaded to Wikimedia Commons under pseudonyms:
ArneEide – 67 (1), 71 (1)
Emoscopes – 78
Kevin.stefanovitch – 124 (a)
XavierGreen –124 (b)

Public Domain: 67 (2), 71 (2), 72, 90, 106, 114, 122, 138, 146

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