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• U = Uniform
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U.S. EFFECTIVE CONTROLLED FLEET

That fleet of merchant ships owned by United States citizens or corporations and registered under flags of "convenience" or "necessity" such as Liberia or Panama. The term is used to emphasize that, while the fleet is not U.,$.-flag, it is effectively u

UBS

universal bulk ship

UEL

upper explosive limit

UFL

upper flammable limit

UKOOA 

United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association

ULBC

ultra large bulk carrier

ULCC

Ultra Large Crude Carriers. Tankers larger than 300,000 dwt.

UMS

Universal Measurement System

UN

United Nations

Unclos

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on trade and Development

UNDERWAY

vessel in motion, i.e., when Not moored, at anchor, or aground.

UNMANNED MACHINERY SPACES

a space where alarm bells are installed on the bridge of a ship to trace or rectify Any machinery faults. the computerized devices will report Any fault immediately It appears and the engineers on board can attend to the necessary ramifications.

UNSEAWORTHINESS

the state or condition of a vessel when It is not in a proper state of maintenance, or if the loading equipment or crew, or in Any other respect is not ready to encounter the ordinary perils of sea.

UPS

uninterrupted power supply

USC

Unless Sooner Commenced

USCG

United States Coast Guard

UTC

universal time (coordinated)

UU

Unless Used

UUIWCTAUTC

Unless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count

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