International Association of Classification Societies
International Association of Ddrilling Contractors
International Association of Institutes of Navigation
International Association of Lighthouse Authorities
International Association of Ports and Harbors
International Association for Sea Survival Training
International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, IMO
Integrated bridge control system
International Bunker Industry Association Ltd
International Cargo Advisory Bureau
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International Cargo Handling Coordination Association
International Chamber of Shipping: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers: international code of signals
Intercoastal Waterway : bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea
Intermediate Fuel Oil
International Federation of Ship Masters' Associations
International Forest Product Transport Association
International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk,IMO
inert gas system
International Hydrographic Bureau
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International Harbour Masters' Association
International Hydrographic Organisation
Institute of International Container Lessors
International Institute of Marine Surveyors
International Labor Organization; Based in Geneva, it is one of the oldest components of the UN system of specialized agencies and has been involved over the years in appraising and seeking to improve and regulate conditions for seafarers.
Institute of Marine Engineers
International Maritime Bureau
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
International Monetary Fund.
International Maritime Lecturers Association
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International Maritime Organization: Formerly known as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), was established in 1958 through the United Nations to coordinate international maritime safety and related practices.
International Maritime Pilots' Association
International Marine Purchasing Association
IN &/OR OVER
Goods carried below and/or on deck
having turned onto the wind or lost the wind, stuck and unable to make headway
More toward the center of a vessel; inside; a motor fitted inside a boat.
(Refer to comments in covering statement on front page A-F)
INERT GAS SYSTEM
A system of preventing any explosion in the cargo tanks of a tanker by replacing the cargo, as it is pumped out, by an inert gas, often the exhaust of the ship's engine. Gas-freeing must be carried out subsequently if worker have to enter the empty tank
Liquids liable to spontaneous combustion which give off inflammable vapors at or below 80 degrees F. For example, ether, ethyl, benzine, gasoline, paints, enamels, carbon disulfide, etc.
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term referring to lakes, streams, rivers, canals, waterways, inlets, bays and the like.
International Noxious Liquid Substances
International Maritime Satellite System.
International Marine Satellite Organisation
INTEGRATED TUG BARGE
A large barge of about 600 feet and 22,000 tons cargo capacity, integrated from the rear on to the bow of a tug purposely constructed to push the barge.
International Association fo Dry Cargo Shipowners
domestic Shipping routes serving More than one coast.
Carriage of a commodity by different modes of transport, i.e. sea, road, rail and air within a single journey
the concept of transportation as a door-to-door service rather than port-to-port. thus efficiency is enhanced by having a single carrier coordinating the movement and documentation among different modes of Transportation.
INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE CERTIFICATE
A certificate which gives details of a ship's freeboards and states that the ship has been surveyed and the appropriate load lines marked on her sides. This certificate is issued by a classification society or the Coast Guard.
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INTERNATIONAL OIL POLLUTION COMPENSATION FUND
An inter-governmental agency designed to pay compensation for oil pollution damage, exceeding the shipowner's liability. It was created by an IMO Convention in 1971 and started its operations in October 1978. Contributions come mainly from the oil compa
INTERNATIONAL TONNAGE CERTIFICATE
a certificate issued to a shipowner by a government department in the case of a ship whose Gross and net tonnages have been determined in accordance with the International convention of tonnage measurement of ships. the certificate States the Gross and net tonnages together with details of the spaces attributed to each.
Consist of international straits, inland and interocean canals and rivers where they separate the territories of two or more nations. Provided no treaty is enforced both merchant ships and warships have the right of free and unrestricted navigation through these waterways.
(International Association of Independent Tanker Owners) An association of independent tanker owners whose aims are to represent the views of its members internationally.
domestic shipping routes along a single coast.
ICW: bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea.
Institute of Logistics and Transport
International Oil Pollution Fund
integrated services digital network
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integrated ship design and production
International Shipping Federation
International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals
International Safety Management Code, IMO
International Ship Managers' Association
International Standards Organisation
International Ship Supplies Association
international standard serial number
International Salvage Union
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International Transport Workers Federation (Trade Unions). Complies on crewing
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation
International Underwiting Association
If Used, Half Time Actually To Count
Institute Warranty Limits