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AIS Automatic Identification System
ARPA Advanced Radar Plotting Aid
BIMCO Baltic and International Maritime Council
BINGO “Big International” Non-Governmental Organization
BLU Code Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers
BMI Body Mass Index
BNWAS Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System
CCIR International Radio Consultative Committee
CD-RISC Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale
CFR Code of Federal Regulations (US)
CGMTA Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act (US)
CIF Cost-Insurance-Freight
CMI Comité Maritime International
COC Certificate of Competency
COGSA Carriage of Goods by Sea Act of 1992 (UK)
COLREGS International Convention for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972
CRTD 1989 Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Caused During Carriage of Dangerous Goods By Road, Rail and Inland Navigation Vessels 1989
CSC International Convention for Safe Containers
CSO company security officer
CSO Civil Society Organisation
DOC Document of Compliance
DoS United States Department of State
DSC Digital Selective Calling
ECA Economic Commission for Africa
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System
ECE Economic Commission for Europe
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECOSOC United Nations Economic and Social Council
ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
EDI Electronic Document Interchange

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Energy Efficiency Design Index
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
ENGO Environmental Non-Governmental Organization
EPIRB emergency position-indicating radio beacon
ESA European Space Agency
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FOB Free-On-Board
FSS Code International Code for Fire Safety Systems
FTP Code International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GESAMP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
GISIS Global Integrated Shipping Information System
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GPA Global Programme of Action
GPS Global Positioning System
HSC Code 1994 International Code for the Safety of High Speed Craft 1994
HSC Code 2000 International Code for the Safety of High Speed Craft 2000
IACS International Association of Classification Societies
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAMSAR International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue
IBC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICRC International Committee for the Red Cross and the Red Crescent
IEEC International Energy Efficiency Certificates
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IGC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk
IGF Code International Code of Safety for Ship Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels
IGO Intergovernmental Organization
ILO International Labour Organization
IMDG Code International Maritime Code for Carriage of Dangerous Goods
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMO International Maritime Organization
IMSBC Code International Maritime Code for Dry Bulk Cargoes
INF Code International Code for the Safe Carriage of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Flasks on Board Ships

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International Non-Governmental Organization
INMAREST Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
IOPP International Air Pollution Prevention
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IS Code 2008 International Intact Stability Code
ISM International Safety Management
ISM Code International Safety Management Code
ISMS International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention
ISO International Organization for Standards
ISPS Code International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities
IT Information Technologies
ITF International Transport Federation
ITLOS International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
ITU International Telecommunications Union
ITWF International Transport Workers’ Federation
JMC Joint Maritime Commission
LL Load Line Convention 1966
LSA Code International Code Life-Saving Appliance Code
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MEPC Marine Environment Protection Committee
MFAG Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents involving Dangerous Goods
MLAT Mutual Law Enforcement Treaty
MLC 2006 Maritime Labour Convention 2006
MM Master Mariner
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSA Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (UK)
MSC Maritime Safety Committee
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
MTSA Maritime Transportation Security Act (US)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OT Operating Technologies
P&I Protection and Indemnity
PEMSEA Regional Programme for Marine Pollution Prevention and Management in the East Asian Seas Region
PFSO Port Facility Security Officer
Polar Code International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters 2014
POS Point of Sale
PSC Port State Control
PSCO Port State Control Officer

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Proliferation Security Initiative
RAM Repair and Maintenance
REMPEC Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea
REMPEITC-Carib Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean Region
RFMO Regional Fisheries Management Organizations
RINA Royal Institute of Naval Architects
RINGO Religious International Non-Governmental Organization
RN Royal Navy
RNR Royal Navy Reserve
RO-RO Roll-On/Roll-Off
RSA Resilience Scale for Adults
SAR Search and Rescue
SEEMP Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan
SLJO “Silly Little Jobs Officer”
SMS Safety Management Systems
SNAME Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
SOPEP Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
STCW 78/95 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978/1995
STS Ship-to-Ship
SUA Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation 1988
SUA PROT Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf
TWIC Transportation Worker Credential
UCP Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
UNCLOS 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNIDROIT International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
UNSC United Nations Security Council
UNSCR United Nations Security Council Resolution
UNSFA United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement
UPU Universal Postal Union
US United States
USC United States Code

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United States Code Annotated
USCG United States Coast Guard
USD United States Dollar
USN United States Navy
USNR United States Navy Reserve
VCLT Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
VDR Voyage Data Recorder
VLCC Very Large Crude Carrier
VMS Vessel Management Systems
VOC volatile organic compound
VSM Vessel Safety Manual
VSO Vessel Security Officer
VSP Vessel Security Plan
VTS Vessel Traffic Services
WCU World Customs Union
WHO World Health Organization
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WTO World Trade Organization

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