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Jacket
The lower part of the production system from the seabed to the lower deck module.
Jackup
Movable installation consisting of a large deck with legs which may be jacked up. During operation, the legs are resting on the seabed, and the vessel "jacked up", leaving the deck in secure position high above the surface of the sea. When moved, the legs are retracted and the installation floates. Usually not equipped with own propulsion machinery. (Max. water depths 110 to 120 metres.) Normally used as a drilling rig.
JARC Jones Act Reform Coalition
JDPO
Junior Dynamic Positioning Officer
JETTISON The act of throwing goods or pumping cargo overboard to lighten a ship to improve stability in an emergency.
Joint service Two or more shipping companies jointly operating a service.
JR Jugoslav Register - Yugoslav classification society.
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