American Bureau of Shipping classification society.



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ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping is a U.S. classification society that certifies if a ship is in compliance with standard rules of construction and maintenance.

CASUALTY

Case of death or serious injury to a person in an accident or shipping disaster, also said of a distressed vessel

INTERCOASTAL

Domestic shipping routes serving more than one coast.

COCKET

The official shipping seal; customs clearance form

COASTWISE

Domestic shipping routes along a single coast.

INTRACOASTAL

Domestic shipping routes along a single coast.

UKAPP CERTIFICATE

A certificate entitled the United Kingdom Air Pollution Prevention Certificate issued by a certifying authority and evidencing compliance with the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) Regulations 2005.

TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEME

a shipping corridors marked by buoys which separate incoming from outgoing vessels.

ASL

Association of Shipping Lines

ISF

International Shipping Federation global maritime employers' organization

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