Bulgaria Foreign Ministry Calls for Peace in Gaza
The statement has been announced by the institution's spokesman Dragovest Goranov.
"We appeal to the both sides in the conflict avoid violence that has already took many human lives," the statement reads.
"We would also like to once again support our position claiming the problems could be solved only by negotiating," it adds.
More than 270 people have been killed, and 600 others - wounded in Gaza since Israeli air strikes began on Saturday morning.
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But as long as you're playing with nautical terms, here are a few for you, one since Hick hasn't answered yet:
1. What is the difference between a bit and a bollard?
2. What is the difference between line and rope?
3. What is the difference between a marlinspike and a fid?
Now you're closer. Your first post said attach the anchor to the chain. A "shot" is a lelngth of chain, a fathom, i.e. six feet, if I remember correctly. For an anchor chain to be all in one continuous hook-up would make them impossible to handle. Therefore, they're composed of "shots", with a link which can be taken apart, called a "detachable link" joining the shots.
But now's the first time you've mentioned the swivel, which is critical here. A ship at anchor may be turned in complete circles by movements of wind, waves and tides. If this happened, the anchor chain would be one massive snarl. Therefore, the swivel allows the ship to turn without snarling the chain or breaking the anchor loose.
In the Navy, you don't "tie" anything. You "bend it on". The bending shot is the length of chain betweeen the anchor and the swivel. It's fastened at both ends with detachable links.
"Remind me again, who was Statler and who was Waldorf??? Or was it Hilton and Sheraton?!
Statler, Hilton and Sheraton are hotel chains. I don't know if Waldorf was, but the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York is considered a high point in that industry. Whether it's part of a chain of hotels or not, I just don't know.
"(Bill, that was priceless!)"
Glad you liked it. We found it useful. This was the Navy of 50 years ago, though, and it's entirely possible that the modern seamen have never heard the word.
What I recently posted was another useful one. I modernized it a bit. The original was "a Kotex for a piss-ant".
There are a number of things in the maritime world which are useful when dealing with landlubbers, and one of them is a colorful, rich vocabulary.
Hick is probably the only one on the forum who can tell me what the difference is between a bit and a bollard without googling it, or the difference between a door and a hatch.
And it's possible that even he doesn't know what a bending shot is.
All common expressions when you're afloat..