Maritime Signal Flags & Abbreviations - L




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L Liter
Li Lithium
L/C Letter of Credit
L/D Loading/Discharging
LAN Local apparent noon (nautical)
LASH Lighter Aboard Ship
LAT Latitude/ Lowest Astronomical Tide/ local apparent time
LAYCAN Laydays/Cancelling (date): Range of dates within the hire contract must start
lb Pound
LBP Length Between Perpendiculars
LBS Lifeboat stations
LC Letter of Credit
LC50 Lethal Concentration 50
LCB Longitudinal centre of buoyancy
LCF Longitudinal Centre of Flotation
LCL Less than Container Load/ Loose Container Load
LCR Lowest Current Rate
LCS Loading Computer System
LD50 Lethal Dose 50
LDD Loaded
LDF Light Distillate Feedstock
LDG/UNLDG Loading/Unloading
LDTP Load Port
LDT Light displacement tonnage, lost during transhipment
LED Light emitting diode
LEL Lower explosive limit (lower flammable limit)
LEM Lower explosive mixture
LEO Low earth orbit (satellite configuration)
LEOSAR Land Earth Orbit satellites for Search and Rescue
LES Land Earth Station
LF Summer fresh water load line (timber)
LFL Lower Flammable Limit
LHW Low High Water
LHWI Low High Water Interval
LIFO Liner In Free Out
LISCR Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry
LLA Long Length Additional/  Local Lighthouse Authority
LLW Lower Low Water
LLWI Lower Low Water Interval
LLWL Lowest Low Water Level
LM Lane Metre
LMSS Land Mobile Satellite Service
LMT Local mean time
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LO Lubricating Oil
LO/LO Lift On/Lift Off
LOA Length Over All
LOC Letter of credit,letter of compliance (USCG)
LOF Lloyd's Open Form
LOI Letter Of Indemnity
LOL Limitation of owner's liability, loss of life
LOP Line Of Position
LOR Letter of readiness
LOS Line of sight/ Law of the Sea
LP Liquid petroleum/ low pressure
LPC London Processing Centre
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LR Lloyd's Register of Shipping
LS Lump Sum
LS&D Landing, Storage and Delivery Charge
LSA Life Saving Appliances
LST Local standard time
LT Local Time/ Long Ton/ Liner Terms/ Lumber Tropical (loadline)
LTD Light displacement tonnage, lost during transhipment
LTF Lumber Tropical Fresh water (loadline)
Ltrs Liters
LW Low water, winter load line (timber)
LWL Load Water Line/Low Water Level/ length on water line
LWNA Lumber Winter North Atlantic load line
LWONT Low Water Ordinary Neap Tide
LWOST Low Water Ordinary Spring Tide