Gangway (nautical)

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A makeshift gangway provides a safe walkway for workers to board the back deck of the tugboat Samuel de Champlain while docked at a shipyard. Makeshift Gangway at Shipyard.jpg
A makeshift gangway provides a safe walkway for workers to board the back deck of the tugboat Samuel de Champlain while docked at a shipyard.
The port and starboard gangways of the Duquesne can be seen at the right and left of the ship's boats. The port side is fully careened, while the starboard side shows the inner structure of the woodwork. Duquesne-IMG 4945.jpg
The port and starboard gangways of the Duquesne can be seen at the right and left of the ship's boats. The port side is fully careened, while the starboard side shows the inner structure of the woodwork.

A gangway is a narrow passage that joins the quarterdeck to the forecastle of a sailing ship. The term is also extended to mean the narrow passages used to board or disembark ships.

Modern shipping uses gangways to embark and disembark passengers. Twentieth century extendible gangways used in the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, Australia are now on the State's heritage list. [1]

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References

  1. "Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal - Extendible Gangways (Listing #4560045)". NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage. NSW Government Office. Retrieved 15 August 2015.