Saturday, February 12, 2011

ABBREVIATIONS ON CHEMICAL TANKERS -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL




             ABBREVIATIONS


These are commonplace abbreviations used in the chemical tanker field, technically and commercially. You must have a handle on these , lest you cut a sorry figure , when a charterer is constrained to clarify what he meant in the brief voyage orders.

AAAA/ ALWAYS AFLOAT AND ACCESSIBLE
ACS/ AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
ADB/ ALKALINE BASED DEGREASER
ADI/ ACCEPTABLE DAILY INTAKE
AGW/ ALL GOING WELL
AH/ ADJACENT HEAT
AIT/ AUTO INGNITION TEMPERATURE
ANSI/ AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD INSTITUTE
AP/ ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
API/ AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
APS/ ARRIVAL PILOT STATION
ASA/ ANTI STATIC ADDITIVE
ASAP/ AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
ASL/ ALKALINE SAFETY LIQUID
ASTM/ AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS
ATDNSHINC/ ANY TIME DAY OR NIGHT SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS INCLUDED
B/L/ BILL OF LADING
BAC/ BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
BBL/ BARREL
BDI/ BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE
BLEVE/ BOILING LIQUID EXPANDING VAPOR EXPLOSION
BLG/ BULK LIQUIDS AND GASES
BOD/ BIOLOGICAL OXYGEN DEMAND
BP/ BOILING POINT
BROB/ BUNKERS REMAINING ON BOARD
BSN/ BASE SAPONIFICATION NUMBER
BTX/ BENZENE TOLUENE XYLENE
CAS/ CHEMICAL ABSTRACT SERVICE
CDI/ CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION INSTITUTE
CFR/ CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
CHOPT/ CHARTERERS OPTION
CIS/ CHARTERERS INSPECTORS SATISFACTION
CL/ CHLORIDES
COA/ CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT
COD/ CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND
COF/ CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS
COFR/ CERTIFICATE OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
COP/ CUSTOM OF PORT
COSP/ COMMENCEMENT OF SEA PASSAGE
CP/ CHARTER PARTY
CPP/ CLEAN PETROLEUM PRODUCT
CPR/ CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION
CSH/ CONTINIOUS SURVEY HULL
D&A/ DRUG AND ALCOHOL
DAMFORDET/ DAMAGES FOR DETENTION ( cargo not being ready at first day of Laycan )
DH/ DISCHARGE HEAT
DI/ DE IONISED
DLOSP/ DROPPING LAST OUTWARD SEA PILOT
DM/ DE MINERALISED
   DMIV/ DECK MAIN ISOLATING VALVE-- IG
DOC/ ISM DOCUMENT OF COMPLIANCE
DOP/ DROPPING OUTWARD PILOT
DP/ DEW POINT
DPA/ DESIGNATED PERSON ASHORE
DPT/ DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE TRANSMITTER
DWCC/ DEADWEIGHT CARGO CAPACITY
EHS/ EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
ELSA/ EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT APPARATUS
EmS/ EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR SHIPS CARRYING DANGEROUS GOODS
EMS/ ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
ERP/ EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN
ESD/ EMERGENCY SHUT DOWN
ESPH/ EVALUATION OF SAFETY AND POLUTION HAZARDS WORKING GROUP
ETAS/ EMERGENCY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
ETC/ ESTIMATED TIME OF COMPLETION
ETS/ ESTIMATED TIME OF SAILING
EU/ EUROPEAN UNION
FAOP/ FULL AHEAD ON PASSAGE
FC/ FULL CARGO
FCV/ FLOW CONTROL VALVE
FFA/ FREE FATTY ACIDS
FOSFA/ FEDERATION OF OILS, SEEDS AND FATS ASSOCIATION
FP/ FLASH POINT
FP/ FREE PRATIQUE
FPSO/ FLOATING PRODUCTION STORAGE AND OFFLOADING FACILITIES
FS/ FREE SURFACE
FWAD/ FRESH WATER ARRIVAL DRAFT
GC/ GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-   GREAT CIRCLE
GESAMP/ GROUP OF EXPERTS ON SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF MARINE POLLUTION
GRV/ GAS REULATING VALVE--IG
H&M/ HULL AND MACHINERY
HC/ HYDROCARBON
HCF/ HYDROCARBON FREE
HCWM/ HIGH CAPACITY WASHING MACHINE
HD/ HEAVY DUTY
HIS/ HAZARDS INFORMATION SYSTEM
HLA/ HIGH LEVEL ALARM
HNS/ HAZARDOUS AND NOXIOUS SUBSTANCE
HP/ HIGH PRESSURE
HPS/ HIGH PURITY STANDARD (PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE )
HVI/ HIGH VISCOSITY INDEX
IACS/ INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CARGO SURVEYORS
IAMSAR/ INTERNATIONAL AND AERONAUTICAL SAR MANUAL.
IBC/ INTL CODE FOR SHIPS CARRYING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN BULK
ICS/ INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF SHIPPING
IDLH/ IMMEDIATELY DANGEROUS TO LIFE OR HEALTH
IGG/ INERT GAS GENERATOR
IMDG/ INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS CODE
IMO/ INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION
IPPNLS/ INTERNATIONAL POLLUTION PREVN FOR NOXIOUS LIQUID SUBSTANCES
IRD/ INSTANTANEOUS RATE OF DISCHARGE
ISGOTT/ INTL SAFETY GUIDE FOR OIL TANKERS AND TERMINALS
ISM/ INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CODE FOR SAFE OPERATION OF SHIPS AND POLLUTION PREVENTION
ISO/ INTL STANDARDS ORGANISATION
ISPS/ INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY CODE
IWL/ INSTITUTE WARRANTY LIMITS
LAC/ LIQUID ALKALINE CLEANER
LAYCAN/ LAYDAYS CANCELLING DATE
LBP/ LENGTH BETWEEN PERPENDICULARS
TDI/ TOLERABLE DAILY INTAKE
LEL/ LOWER EXPLOSIVE LIMIT
LOA/ LETTER OF AUTHORITY
LOA/ LUB OIL ADDITIVE
LOC/ LETTER OF COMPLIANCE
LOI/ LETTER OF INDEMNITY
LOP/ LETTER OF PROTEST
LTI/ LOST TIME INJURY
MAC/ MAX ALLOWABLE CONCENTRATION –TLV
MARVS/ MAX ALLOWABLE RELIEF VALVE SETTING
MEPC/ MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION COMMITTEE
MFAG/ MEDICAL FIRST AID GUIDE
   MIC/ MICROBIAL INDUCED CORROSION
MIG/ METALLIC INERT GAS WELDING
MINMAX/ EXACT QUANTITY
MOLCO/ MORE OR LESS CHARTERERS OPTION
MOLOO/ MORE OR LESS OWNERS OPTION
MP/ MELTING POINT
MR/ MATER RECEIPTS
MSDS/ MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
NAABSA/ NOT ALWAYS AFLOAT BUT SAFELY AGROUND
NB/ NEW BUILD
NBD/ NEUTRAL BASED DEGREASER
NDFCAPMQS/ NO DEADFREIGHT CHARTERERS ACCOUNT PROVIDED MINIMUM QUANTITY SUPPLIED
NIOP/ NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OIL SEED PRODUCTS
NIOSH/ NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
NJ/ NEW JASON CLAUSE
NLS/ NOXIOUS LIQUID SUBSTANCES
NOR/ NOTICE OF READINESS
NRC/ NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTRE
NVM/ NON VOLATILE MATTER
OBQ/ ON BOARD QUANTITY
ODMCS/ OIL DISCHARGE MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM
OLB/ OFFICIAL LOG BOOK
OOW/ OFFICER ON WATCH
OSCL/ OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY LOCKER
OSHA/ US OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
OT/ ODOUR THRESHOLD
P&A/ PROCEDURES AND ARRANGEMENT MANUAL
PB/ PERSISTANT AND BIOACCUMULATIVE
PBT/ PERSISTANT BIOACCUMULATIVE AND TOXIC
PC/ PART CARGO
PCV/ PRESSURE CONTROL VALVE
PH/ POWERS OF HYDROGEN
PICO/ PORT IN CHARTERERS OPTION
POB/ PILOT ON BOARD
PPE/ PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
PSA/ PRESSURE SWING ADSORBSION
PTC/ POISON TREATMENT CHEST
PTFE/ POLY TETRA FLOURO ETHYLENE
PTT/ POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE TIME TEST
PV/ PRESSURE VACUUM VALVE
PVC/ POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
QI/ QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL
REDEL/ REDELIVERY
RFA/ REVOLUTIONS FULL AWAY
RL/ RHUMBLINE
RN/ REYNOLDS NUMBER
ROB/ REMAINING ON BOARD
ROD/ RUST, OXIDATION, DISCOLOURATION
RV/ ROUND VOYAGE
SADT/ SELF ACCELERATING DECOMPOSITION TEMPERATURE
SB/ SAFE BERTH
SBE/ STAND BY ENGINE
SBPS/ SPECIAL BOILING POINT SOLVENTS
SBT/ SEGREGATED BALLAST
SCAC/ STANDARD CARRIER ALPHA CODE
SCBA/ SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS
SDWT/ SUMMER DEADWEIGHT
SECA/ SOx EMISSION CONTROL AREA
SG/ SPECIFIC GRAVITY
SMPEP/ SHIPBOARD MARINE POLLUTION EMERGENCY PLAN
SMS/ SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
SO/ SHIPPING ORDER
SOF/ STATEMENT OF FACT
SP/ SAFE PORT
SSTG/ SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER GUIDE
STC/ SAID TO CONTAIN
STC/ SPEED TORQUE CONTROL
STCW/ INT CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS
STEL/ SHORT TERM EXPOSURE LIMIT
STS/ SHIP TO SHIP
SUBS.DETS/ SUBJECT TO DETAILS OF C/P
SUBS.STEM/ SUBJECT TO CARGO AVAILABILITY ON THE RIGHT DATE
SWAD/ SALT WATER ARRIVAL DRAFT
TBN/ TO BE NOMINATED
TBT/ TRI BUTYL TIN ( ANTIFOULING PAINT )
TCFW/ TANK CLEANING FRESH WATER
TCG/ TANKCLEANING GUIDE
TCP/ TIME CHARTER PARTY
TCT/ TIME CHARTER TRIP
TIG/ TUNGSTEN INERT GAS WELDING
TIP/ TAKING INWARD PILOT
TL/ TOTAL LOSS
TLV/ THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE
TLV-C/ THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE CEILING
TMSA/ TANKER MANAGEMENT AND SELF ASSESSMENT
TPC/ TONNES PER CENTIMETER
TRS/ TROPICAL REVOLVING STORM
TVEL/ TANK VESSEL EXAMINATION LETTER
TVP/ TRUE VAPOUR PRESSURE
TWA/ TIME WEIGHTED AVERAGE
UMS/ UNMANNED MACHINERY SPACE
UOPC/ USUAL OWNERS PROTECTING CLAUSES
USCG/ UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
UU/ UNLESS USED
UV/ ULTRA VIOLET
VC/ VISCOCITY COEFFICIENT
VC/ VOYAGE CHARTER
VCS/ VAPOR CONTROL SYSTEM
VD/ VAPOR DENSITY
VEF/ VESSELS EXPERIENCE FACTOR
VH/ VOYAGE HEAT
VPQ/ VESSELS PARTICULARS QUESTIONNAIRE
VRF/ VOLUME REDUCTION FACTOR
VRP/ VESSELS RESPONSE PLAN
VRU/ VAPOR RECOVERY UNIT
VWBM/ VERTICAL WAVE BENDING MOMENT
WIBON/ WHETHER IN BERTH ON NOT
WIFPON/ WHETHER IN FREE PRATIQUE OR NOT
WIPON/ WHETHER IN PORT ON NOT
WL/ WATER LINE
WP/ WEATHER PERMITTING
WRF/ WEIGHT REDUCTION FACTOR
WVNS/ WITHIN VESSSELS NATURAL SEGREGATIONS
WW/ WATER WHITE
WW/ WORLD WIDE
WWT/ WALL WASH TEST
YAR/ YORK ANTWERP RULES



One from Indian roads too-- BNWTMK--Buri nazar waale tera moonh kaala. This logo is pasted on the rear of all north Indian trucks . Literally it means " All ye with jealous eyes, here is some black soot for ye face!"



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL ( 28 YEARS IN COMMAND )
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