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(Ship's) Head

Alternative term:(Ship's) Heading (defined in Chapter 1-2-045)

The horizontal direction in which a ship is pointed, expressed as an angular measure from a reference direction, usually true North.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)


International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM