Abbrevations & Acronyms


IHO International Hydrographic Organization

ILO International Labour Organization

IMO International Maritime Organization

LYQP Large Yachts Qualification Panel

MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency

PYA Professional Yachting Association

RYA Royal Yachting Association

SQA Scottish Qualifications Authority



AEC Approved Engine Course

EDH Efficient Deckhand (training)

EPIRB Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon

ETO Electro Technical Officer

F&B Food and Beverage

GUEST Guidelines for Unified Excellence Service Training

HELM Human Element Leadership and Management

MEOL Marine Engine Operator License

NWR Navigational Watch Rating (Certificate)

PSCRB Proficiency in Survival Crafts and Rescue Boats

PSSR Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

PST Personal Survival Techniques

PWC Personal Water Craft (Jetski)

SSO Ship’s Security Officer

YRC Yacht Rating Certificate



ISM International Safety Management

ISPS International Ship and Port facility Security (code)

LY3 Large Commercial Yacht code

MARPOL Marine Pollution  (Convention)

MGN Maritime Guidance Notice (MCA)

MIN Marine Information Note (MCA)

MLC Maritime Labour Convention

MSN Merchant Shipping Notice (MCA)

SOLAS Safety Of Life At Sea (1974 Convention)

STCW95 Standards of Training and Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (International convention code)



CEC Certificate of Equivalent Competency

CoC Certificate of Competency

ETRB Engineering Training Record Book

HoD Head of Department

MY Motor Yacht

MYS Monaco Yacht Show

NOE Notice of Eligibility

OLB Onboard Log Book

SART Search And Rescue Transponder

SDB Seaman’s Discharge Book

SDS Safety Data Sheet

SMS Safety Management System

SRB Service Record Book

SY Sailing Yacht

TRB Training Record Book

YARE Yachting Aftersales & Refit Experience (event)