QA quality assurance
QUALIFIED MEMBER OF THE ENGINE DEPARTMENT(OMED) Unlicensed members of the engine department who attend to a fully automated engine room.
Qualifier A data element whose value shall be expressed as a code that gives specific meaning to the function of another data element or a segment.
Quality (ISO8402) The totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.
Quality Assurance (ISO8402) All those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality.
Quality Control (ISO8402) The operational techniques and activities that are used to fulfil requirements for quality.
Quantity Charge The unit rate which is lower than the normal rate and applies to shipments meeting specific weight requirements (air cargo).
Quantity Discount A proportional reduction of a rate based on quantity (air cargo).
Quarantine The period during which an arriving vessel, including its equipment, cargo, crew or passengers, suspected to carry or carrying a contagious disease is detained in strict isolation to prevent the spread of such a disease.
QUARTER The sides of a boat aft of amidships.
quarter The side of a boat aft of the beam.
QUARTER The sides of a boat aft of amidships.
Quarter berth A bunk which runs under the cockpit
Quarter Boat: Boat carried at davits on quarter of ship, and kept ready for immediate use when at sea.
Quarter Spring: Rope led forward, from quarter of a vessel, to prevent her from ranging astern; or to heave her ahead.
Quarterdeck Area aft of the mainmast on the main deck. See "Before the Mast."
Quartering With the wind and/or waves on the quarter
Quartering sea A sea which comes over the quarter of the boat.
Quarters Sleeping areas on the boat.
QUARTERS Accommodations
Quay That part of a wharf which is intended for the mooring of vessels.
Quay A section parallel to the shore for docking and unloading vessels
Queue A stored arrangement of computer data, programs or messages, waiting to be processed in the order in which they were submitted.
Quoin Timber wedge used to secure drums against movement.
Quotas A system of controlling imports, exports or production by specifying a certain limitation.
Quotation Amount stated as the price according to tariff for certain services to be provided or issued to a customer with specification on conditions for carriage.
Quotation Expiration Date The date as from which a quotation price is no longer valid.