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Terms

Injection Well - hole drilled to inject water or gas into the reservoir in order to maintain pressure. Also
called Service Well.
Inside Preventer - a type of BOP which is installed on the drill stem.
Instrument Pig - an apparatus with various measuring instruments placed inside the pipeline.
Transported along with the oilflow.

Abbreviations

IACS - International Association of Classification Societies
IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors (Houston/Amsterdam)
IAPH - International Association of Ports and Harbours.
IBIA - International Bunker Industry Association (Kingston on Thames).
IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Washington) - the World Bank.
ICC - International Chamber of Commerce
ICFTU - International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
ICHCA - International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (London)
ICOTAS - International Committee on the Organization of Traffic at Sea (London)
ICPL - International Committee on Passenger Lines (for the CENSA-countries).
ICS - International Chamber of Shipping (London)
IFC - International Finance Corporation
IFSMA - International Federation of ShipMasters Association (London)
ILA - International Law Association
ILO - UN's International Labour Organization (Geneva)
IMB - International Maritime Bureau - bureau established by the ICC to combat fraud in the shipping
industry.
IMDG - International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code - rules for the labelling of dangerous goods at
sea.
IMEC - International Maritime Employers' Committee
IMIF - International Maritime Industry Forum - a forum for banks and shipbuilders with the purpose of
solving problems in connection with surplus tanker tonnage.
IMO - International Maritime Organization (London) - UN's maritime authority.
IMPA - International Pilots' Association
IMU - International Maritime Union (Latin-American seamen's union with US affiliations.)
INMARSAT - International Maritime Satellite Organization (London)
INSROP - International Northern Sea Route Programme - comprehensive, multi-national, multidisciplinary
five-year research programme investigating commercial navigation through the North-East
Passage.
INTERCARGO - International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (London) - Opposite number to
INTERTANKO.
INTERTANKO - International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Oslo)
IOE - International Organization of Employers
IOPC - International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund
IOPP - International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate
ISF - International Shipping Federation (London) - cooperation of maritime employers' associations.
ISM - International Safety Management Code
ISMA - International Ship Managers' Association
ISO - International Standards Organization (London)
ISOA - International Support Vessels Owners' Association (London)
ITF - International Transport Workers' Federation (London)
ITOPF - International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd. (London) - manages TOVALOP and
cooperates closely with CRISTAL.
ITS - International Tanker Service - planned cooperation in the market between independent tanker
owners.
IWA - International Wheat Agreement

   
 

 
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