AAICAccounting Authority Identification Code
A/FAnti fouling
ABSAmerican Bureau of Shipping
ACBAir Circuit Breaker
ADPAnnual Delivery Plan
AEDAutomated External Defibrillator
AFSPSArrival First Sea Pilot Station
AISAutomatic Identification System
AMOSUPAssociated Maritime Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
AMVERAutomated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APIAmerican Petroleum Institute
ARPAAutomatic Radar Plotting Aid
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
BACBlood Alcohol Content
BCBulk Carrier
BCCBlind Carbon Copy
BMIBody Mass Index
BNWASBridge Navigation Watch Alarm System
BRIDGEBridge Risk Information Data Gathering Engine
BRMBridge Resource Management
BTMBridge Team Management
BTUBritish Thermal Unit
BWMBallast Water Management
C/PCharter Party
CAPCondition Assessment Programme
CASCondition Assessment Scheme
CBTComputer Based Training
CCCarbon Copy
CCSCentral Cooling System
CCTVClosed Circuit Television
CFLCompact Fluorescent Light
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CFSContainer Freight Station
CHSContinuous Hull Survey
CIQCustoms, Immigration, Quarantine
CMSContinuous Machinery Survey
COAContract of Affreightment
COLREGInternational Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
COUCondition of Use
COWCrude Oil Washing
CPAClosest Point of Approach
CSOCompany Security Officer
CTMSCustody Transfer Measurement System
DESDelivered Ex-Ship
DGPSDifferential Global Positioning System
DLOSPDropping Last Outward Sea Pilot
DMADefense Mapping Agency
DNVDet Norske Veritas
DOCDocument of Compliance
DOSDeclaration Of Security
DPADesignated Person Ashore
DPCDual Purpose Crew
DSCDigital Selective Calling
EACExpiration Alcohol Content
ECDISElectronic Chart Display and Information System
EDPEarly Departure Procedure
EEBDEmergency Escape Breathing Apparatus
EEOIEnergy Efficiency Operational Indicator
EGCEnhanced Group Call
ENCElectronic Navigational Chart
EOPEnd of Passage
EPIRBEmergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
ERMEngine Room Resource Management
ESBEmergency Switch Board
ESDEmergency Shut Down
ETAEstimated Time of Arrival
ETASEmergency Technical Assistance Service
ETDEstimated Time of Departure
FAOPFull Away On Passage
FOBFree on Board  (Free of All Charges On Board the Vessel)
FOCFlag of Convenience
FPDFall Preventer Device
FSSFire Safety System
FYIFor Your Information
FYRFor Your Reference
GAGeneral Arrangement
GMDSSGlobal Maritime Distress and Safety System
GOCGeneral Operators Certificate
GPSGlobal Positioning System
HSEHealth, Safety & Environment
HVPQHarmonized Vessel Particular Questionnaire
IACSInternational Association of Classification Societies Ltd
IALAInternational Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
IAMSARInternational Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue
IAPPInternational Air Pollution Prevention
IBSIntegrated Bridge System
ICSInternational Chamber of Shipping
IGCInternational Gas Carrier
ILLCInternational Load Line Certificate
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IMBInternational Maritime Bureau
IMCOInter-governmental Maritime Consultative Organization
IMDGInternational Maritime Dangerous Goods
IMOInternational Maritime Organization
IMPAInternational Marine Purchasing Association
IOPPInternational Oil Pollution Prevention
ISGOTTInternational Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals
ISMInternational Safety Management
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISPPInternational Sewage Pollution Prevention
ISPSInternational Ship and Port Facility Security
ITFInternational Transport Workers’ Federation
IWLInstitute Warranties Limits
JSUAll Japanese Seamen’s Union
KPIKey Performance Indicator
L/CLetter of Compliance
LESLand Earth Station
LOILetter of Indemnity
LRITLong Range Identification and Tracking System
LSALife Saving Appliance
MARPOLInternational Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships
MARSECMaritime Security
MARVSMaximum Allowable Relief Valve Setting
MBLMinimum Breaking Load
MCRMaximum Continuous Revolution
MEGMooring Equipment Guidelines
MEPCMarine Environment Protection Committee
MGPSMarine Growth Prevention System
MLC2006Maritime Labour Convention 2006
MLITMinistry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
MMSIMaritime Mobile Service Identity
MOBMan Over Board
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MRCCMaritime Rescue Coordination Centre
MSBMain Switch Board
MSCMaritime Safety Committee
MTCMoment to Change trim
NACCSNippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System
NAVTEXNavigational Telex
NBDPNarrow Band Direct Printing
NFBNon Fuse Breaker
NNSSNavy Navigation Satellite System
NORNotice of Readiness
NOxNitrogen Oxides
OBMOn Board Maintenance
OCIMFOil Companies International Marine Forum
ODMOil Discharge Monitor
OJTOn the Job Training
OOWOfficer of the Watch
OPLOut-Port Limit, Off-Port Limit
OPMOperations Procedure Manual
PBCFPropeller Boss Cap Fins
PCDPole Center Diameter
PCTCPure Car and Truck Carrier
PELPermissible Exposure Limit
PFSOPort Facility Security Officer
PIProtection and Indemnity
PICPerson In Charge
PMIPlanned Maintenance Instructions
PMMSPlanned Machinery Maintenance System
PMSPlanned Maintenance System
PPEPersonel Protective Equipment
PPIPosition Plotting Interval
PSCPort State Control
PSUAssociated Philippine Seafarer’s Union
QCDCQuick Connect and Disconnect Couplers
RCCRescue Coordination Center
ROBRemaining On Board
ROCRestricted Operators Certificate
RPMRadio Pratique Message Revolutions per minute
S‐VDRSimplified Voyage Data Recorder
SARTSearch and Rescue Radar Transponder
SBMSingle Buoy Mooring
SBTSegregated Ballast Tank
SCSafety Construction
SCCStress Corrosion Cracking
SDPShort Distance Piece
SESafety Equipment
SEEMPShip Energy Efficiency Management Plan
SFStowage Factor Shearing Force
SIGTTOSociety of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ltd
SIREShip Inspection Report Programme
SMCSafety Management Certificate
SMMSafety Management Manual
SMSSafety Management System
SOLASInternational Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea
SOPEPShipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
SOSCSafety Operation Supporting Center
SOxSulfur Oxides
SPASale and Purchase Agreement
SPMSingle Point Mooring
SRSafety Radio Equipment
SSASShip Security Alert System
SSCECShip Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate
SSOShip Security Officer
SSPShip Security Plan
STCWInternational Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
SWLSafe Working Load
TCPATime to Closest Point of Approach
TLV-TWAThreshold Limit Value Time Weighted Average
TMSATanker Management and Self Assessment
TPAThermal Protective Aids
TPCTon Per Centimeter
TSSTraffic Separation Scheme
UKCUnder Keel Clearance
UKMTOUnited Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations
ULCCUltra Large Crude Carrier
UMSUnmanned Systems
UPSUnload Power Supply
USCGUnited States Coast Guard
UTCCoordinated Universal Time
UTMUltrasonic Thickness Measurement
VDRVoyage Data Recorder
VHFVery High Frequency
VIQVessel Inspection Questionnaire
VLCCVery Large Crude Carrier
VPQVessel Particulars Questionnaire
VTSVessel Traffic Service
WHOWorld Health Organization