ABS Class notation of vessel.
Always Accessible Always Afloat
Always Afloat or Safe Aground. Condition for a vessel whilst in port
Affirmative Action Plan.
American Association of Port Authorities.
Abbreviation for:- Against All Risks (insurance clause).- Association of American Railroads.
Annual Automation control Survey.
Association of American Shipowners
Summary Report of Class Surveys.
Summary Report of Statutory Surveys.
Outstanding Deficiencies Statutory Surveys.
The situation of the sails when the wind presses their surfaces against the mast, and tends to force the vessel astern.
Toward the rear (stern) of the boat. Behind.
A relative term used to describe the location of one object in relation to another, in which the object described is farther aft than the other. Thus, the mainmast is abaft the foremast (in back of).
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