Maritime Signal Flags & Abbreviations - B

B

(Bravo)

 

I am taking on or discharging explosives

b Bar/ bit
B Byte
B/E Break-Even
B/L Bill of Lading
B/P Bills Payable
B/R Bills Receivable
BA British Admiralty
BAF Bunker Adjustment Factor
BB Below Bridge/ Ballast Bonu/ Bare Boat / Break Bulk/ Breaking Bulk / Bulbous Bow
BBB Before Breaking Bulk
BBC Bare Boat Charter
bbl Barel
BC Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes
BCH Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
BCM Bow to Centre of Manifold
BCO Beneficial Cargo Owner
BD Bar Draught
BDC Bottom Dead Centre
BDI Baltic Dry Index/ Both Dates Inclusive
BENDS Both Ends
BFI Baltic Freight Index
BHP Brake Horse Power
BI Both Inclusive
BIC Bureau International des Containers (International Container Bureau)
BIFFEX Baltic International Freight Futures Index
Bimco Baltic and International Maritime Council
Bimcosale The Bimco standard form of bill of sale
BKR Bulgarski Koraben Registar (Bulgarian Register of Shipping)
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
Bls. Bales
BLU Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers
BN Booking Note
BOA Berthing On Arrival
BOB Bunkers On Board/ Balance On Board
BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand/ Biological Oxygen Demand/ Bunkers On Delivery
BOFFERS Best Offers
BOL Bill Of Lading
BOP Blow-out Preventer
BOR Bunkers On Redelivery
BOSVA British Offshore Support Vessel Owners Association
BPI Baltic Panamax Index
BQ back reply to RQ (Request)
brl Barrel
BROA British Rig Owners Association
BROB Bunkers Remaining On Board
BS Bunker Surcharge
BSC British Shippers' Council
BSI British Standards Institution
BST British Standard Time/ British Summer Time
BT Berth Terms
BTU Britsh Thermal Unit
BV Bureau Veritas
BW Brackish Water/ Ballast Water
BWAD Brackish Water Arrival Draught
BWDD Brackish Water Departure Draught
BWT Ballast Water Tank