Baltic and International Maritime Council, to which many shipowners and brokers belong.

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GNCN

Gencon a standard BIMCO charter party form

OREVOY/OREVOY

Bill-A charter party and corresponding bill of lading approved by BIMCO for use in the Ore trade.

NORGRAIN

The code name of a BIMCO approved charter party used for some North American Grain shipments. The Charter Party is issued by the Association of Steamship Brokers and Agents.

IAMSAR

International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual published jointly by ICAO and IMO.
Consists of three volumes:

  • I Organization and Management
  • II Mission Co-ordination
  • III Mobile Facilities.

LAND ACCRETION

Gaining land in a wet area, such as a marsh or by the sea, by planting maritime plants to encourage silt deposition or by dumping dredged materials in the area. Also known as land reclamation.

ICE FIELD

An area of pack ice consisting of floes of any size, which is greater than 10 kilometers (5.4 nautical miles) across. Ice fields are subdivided according to areal extent. A large ice field is over 11 nautical miles across; a medium ice field is 8 to 11 nautical miles across; a small ice field is 5.4 to 8 nautical miles across. uniform system of maritime

IALA MARITIME BUOYAGE SYSTEM

A buoyage which is now implemented by most maritime nations. Within the single system there are two buoyage regions, designated as Region A and Region B, where lateral marks differ only in the colors of port and starboard hand marks. In Region A, red is to port on entering; in Region B, red is to starboard on entering. The system is a combined cardinal and lateral system, and applies to all fixed and floating marks, other than lighthouses, sector lights, leading lights and marks, lightships and large navigational buoys.

INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION

An institution formed in 1921, consisting of representatives of maritime nations organized for the purpose of coordinating the hydrographic work of the partic- ipating governments.

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

A Specialized Agency of the United Nations responsible for maritime safety and efficiency of navigation. The IMO provides for cooperation among governments in the field of governmental regulations and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping engaged in international trade: to encourage the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation, and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships, and to deal with legal matters related to the purposes set out in Article 1 of the Convention.

IMDG

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.

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