Landing stage (2)

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A small platform attached to the land, used to facilitate the transference of personnel and materials between a vessel and land.

Note: The French term estacade applies to a small platform intended to assist in handling a vessel.

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