Maritime Terms


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AA Always Afloat
AAAA Always Afloat, Always Accessible
AAOSA Always Afloat Or Safe Aground
AAR Against All Risks
AARA Always Accessible or Reachable on Arrival
AB Able Seaman
ABS American Bureau of Shipping
AC Alternating Current (electricity)
ACV Air Cushion Vehicle
AD Area Differential
ADF Automatic Direction Finder
AF Anti-Fouling
AFFF Aqueous Film Forming Foam
AFRA Average Freight Rate Assessment
AG Arabian Gulf
AGW Actual Gross Weight
All Going Well
AHTS Anchor Handling Tug and Supply Vessel
AIS Automatic Identification System
ALERT Automatic Life-saving Emergency Radio Transmitter
ALRS Admiralty List of Radio Signals
AMSL Above Mean Sea Level
AMVER Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System
AMWELSH Americanised Welsh Coal Charter party
ANERA Asia-North America Eastbound Rate Agreement
ANOP Articles Not Otherwise Provided for
ANSI American National Standard Institute
AO Awaiting Orders
And Other
AOB Any One Bottom
AOH After Office Hours
AOLOC Any One Location
AOR Atlantic Ocean Region
AOS Any One Steamer
AOV Any One Vessel
AP All Purposes
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Aft Perpendicular
API American Petroleum Institute
APS Arrival Pilot Station
APT Aft Peak Tank
ARA Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
ARPA Automatic Radar Plotting Aid
A/S Alongside
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASBA The Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (USA) Incorporated, New York
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASPW Any Safe Port in the World
ASTM American Society of Testing & Materials
ATA Actual Time of Arrival
ATD Actual Time of Departure
ATDN Any Time Day & Night
ATDNSHINC Anytime Day/Night Sundays & Holidays Included
ATK Aviation Turbine Kerosene
ATS All Time Saved
ATSBE All Time Saved Both Ends
ATSDO All Time Saved Discharging Only
ATUTC Actual Times Used To Count
AUV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
AVGAS Aviation Gasoline
AVR Automatic Voltage Regulator
AVTAG Aviation Turbine Gasoline
AWIWL Always Within Institute Warranty Limits
AWVNS Always Within Vessel`s Natural Segregation
AWRI Additional War Risk Insurance

Source : International Maritime Acadamy

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