- Automatic identification System
Incident during which agressors used their weapons or conducted and attack against the ship, without being able to control her
- The freight (goods, products) carried by a ship, barge, train, truck or plane
The depth of a loaded vessel in the water taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull of the vessel; depth of water, or distance between the bottom of the ship and waterline.
- An Exclusive Economic Zone is an area of the sea in which a sovereign state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind.
- European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation.
- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nation’s specialised agency that is responsible for prescribing international standards for safety of life at sea, marine security and protection of the marine environment.
- The International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) organisation operates a constellation of geostationary satellites that extend mobile phone, fax and data communications to every part of the world, except the poles. INMARSAT provides telephony and data services to users world-wide, via special digital radios called “terminals”. An INMARSAT terminal contacts the satellite and communicates to a ground station through the satellite. Ship-owners and managers, connected to an INMARSAT satellite, can dial into the international telephone network and send data over the internet.
Maritime Domain Awarness is the effective understanding of anything associated with the maritime domain that could impact the security,safety, economy or environment.
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a unique 9 digit number that is assigned to a ship’s radio station. This radio technology allows enhanced distress radio messages to be sent digitally. It primarily registers the ship’s information in national distress databases worldwide for use in emergency situations. See also EPIRB.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, is responsible for regulations related to Nigerian shipping, maritime labor and coastal waters. The agency also undertakes inspections and provides search and rescue services.
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 member states – 28 European and two North American.
- Act of violence perpetrated for private purposes in open sea areas (beyond territorial waters)
- Unlawful act, committed for private purposes against a ship, or against persons or property on board, in inland waters, archipelago waters or the territorial sea of a State.
The Suez Canal Authority,established on July 26th, 1956 , is a public and an independent authority of a juristic personality,SCA shall report to the Prime Minister. It has all the authorities needed for running the Canal without being limited by the laws and the systems of the government.
The SCA manages, operates, uses, maintains and improves the Suez Canal. It is the SCA, alone and exclusively, that issues and keeps in force the rules of navigation in the Canal and other rules and regulations that provide for a well and orderly run canal.
- Goods prohibited in trade (such as weapons going to Iran, anything to Cuba). Smuggled goods.
- The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is an international agreement that establishes a legal framework for all marine and maritime activities. As of June 2016, 167 countries and the European Union are parties.
- United States Coast Guard