The term comes from the earlier position of the attendant. This stood since the Wikingern in the tail on the right side of theShip, where it steered it with a rudder and transverse to the driving direction . The other side of the ship, in the back of the attendant, is named port.
If a ship from lakeinto a driving water brings in, then the starboard side of the ship is also on the starboard side of the driving water. This is characterized depending upon Lateralsystem by green (IALA-A) or red (IALA-B ) tons, which leads a pointed cone as Toppzeichen. Starboard hand buoys are also odd numbers nummeriert.
The starboard side is considered as the “more distinguished” side of a ship, because the captain on this side has his chamber. The captain lives therefore on this side, so that he can see ships, which come from to starboard, rather (these shipshave usually right of way).
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