roll-on/roll-off

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roll-on/roll-off

denoting a cargo ship or ferry designed so that vehicles can be driven straight on and straight off
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Disaster struck the 7951-ton ferry after the bow doors were left open, flooding the car decks.
In just one day it could fill its four car decks with enough traffic to bring most Welsh towns to a standstill for a day.
Behind the rolling shutter onto the street there is a two-storey pit which like those found in car mechanics' workshops is filled with a hydraulic lift with two car decks.
The ships will not have bow doors and will have a U-turn system on the car decks to speed disembarkation.
The giant pounds 155million ferry carries up to 2,000 passengers and has three car decks and two lorry decks.
Birmingham City Council said the cash would be used to help pay for multi-storey car decks to ease the burden of overcrowded car parks at stations across the city.
Water flooded the car decks after the bow doors were left open after departure, causing the ferry to capsize.
Some developers opt for concrete car decks, which look 'miserable' from the street, he said, while others wall in the tower site at ground level 'to protect the supposedly vulnerable moto-hardware'.
He said: 'Some developers opt for concrete car decks which look miserable from the street, while others wall in the tower site at ground level.
The double-deck linkspan, which is a feature of the new terminal,allows two separate roadways onto the ferries and the rapid loading and unloading of the car decks.
The Seacat - which has been working the cross-Channel route since the summer of 1991 - has smaller car decks and doesn't take freight or coaches.