Keel Lighter

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Keel Lighter

 

a vessel equipped with hoisting equipment for placing mooring anchors, booms, and so on; for raising loads from under the water; and for carrying out other lifting operations. Located in the bow of a keel lighter are an overhanging arm (cathead) with blocks that make up a compound pulley and a winch or capstan.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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