Updated: 2017-12-07.

As a directional term on any ship/vessel, starboard refers to, when facing forward, the side of the ship or aircraft that is on the right; this is not necessarily always the right side, as the right side can change when facing rear.

Starboard is always starboard, no matter which way the ship is facing; port is its opposite, the left side of the ship when facing forward.

See also: port, fore, aft.

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