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AAAA - Always Accessible Always Afloat

AARA - Amsterdam-Antwerp-Rotterdam Area

ADCOM - Address Commission

AFSPS - Arrival First Sea Pilot Station (Norway)

AFFREIGHTMENT - The hiring of a ship in whole or part

AFT - At or towards the stern or rear of a ship

AGW - All Going Well

AHL - Australian Hold Ladders

ANTHAM - Antwerp-Hamburg Range

APS - Arrival Pilot Station

ARAG - Amsterdam-Rotterdam--Antwerp-Ghent Range

A/S - Alongside

ATDNSHINC - Any Time Day or Night Sundays and Holidays Included

ATUTC - Actual Times Used to Count

A/E - Accept / Except

ASF - As follows

AWIWL - Always Within Institute Warranty Limit