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Glossary ADS ADSSE AIMS APA ARPA ATC AWO CAORF CASMAIN CBO CCG CCIR CFR CHA COLREGS COTP C3I DGPS DMA Automatic Dependent Surveillance Automatic Dependent Surveillance Shipborne Equipment American Institute of Merchant Shipping American Pilot's Association Automatic Radar Plotting Aid Air Traffic Control The American Waterways Operators Computer Aided Operations Research Facility U.S. Coast Guard automated main casualty data base Congressional Budget Office Canadian Coast Guard International Radio Consultative Committee Code of Federal Regulations Canadian Hydrographic Association International Rules for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Command, Control, Communications, and Information Differential Global Positioning System Defense Mapping Agency 459

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460 GLOSSARY DMAlITC Defense Mapping Ageny, Hydrographic/Topographic Center DOD Department of Defense DOT Department of Transportation dRMS Distance/root mean square DSC Digital Selective Calling DWT Deadweight Tons EC European Community ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System ECS Electronic Charting System EOT Engine order telegraph EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons FCC Federal Communications Commission FR Federal Register GAO U.S. General Accounting Office GLONASS Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System GPS Global Positioning System GYRO Gryoscopic compass GYROCOMPASS Gyroscopic compass HDOP Horizontal-dilution-of-perception H/T Ration of water depth to draft IALA International Association of Lighthouse Authorities IAPH International Association of Ports and Harbors IBS Integrated Bridge System ICAO International Civil Aviation Organizaton ILU Institute of London Underwriters IMO International Maritime Organization (formerly Inter Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization IMCO) INMARSAT INMARSAT (formerly International Maritime Satellite) IPO Inputs, processes, and outputs ISCS Integrated Ship Control System MARAD Maritime Administration MARGRAD Maritime Graduate program MERPAC Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee MSIS Marine Safety Information System

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GLOSSARY MTRB NAD NAP NAS NAVSAT NEMA NOAA NOS NRC NRDC NTSB OCMI OPA 90 OSIR OSPR PCNS PLA PORTS PSVTS RDF RPA RPM RTCA RTCM SARPS SATCOM SNAME SOLAS SPES TBS TDMA TRANSIT 461 Maritime Transportation Research Board North American Datum National Academy Press National Academy of Sciences Navy Navigation Satellite System (also referred to as TRANSIT) National Electronics Manufacturing Association National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Ocean Survey National Research Council Natural Resources Defense Council National Transportation Safety Board Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-380) Oil Spill Intelligence Report Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response, State of California Portable Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance system Port of London Authority Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Service Radio Direction Finder Rotterdam Port Authority Revolutions per minute RTCA (formerly Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics J Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services International performance standards and recommended practices Satellite Communication Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers International Treaty for the Safety of Life at Sea Shipboard piloting expert system Temple, Barker and Sloane Time division multiple access Navy Navigation Satellite System

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462 UNEP USACE USC USCG VHF VLCC VTC VTS GLOSSARY United Nations Environment Programme U.S. Army Crops of Engineers United States Codes U.S. Coast Guard Very High Frequency Very Large Crude Carrier Vessel Traffic Center Vessel Traffic Service