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Glossary term Description
EADA

Eastern Dredging Association

EBITDA

earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation

ECA

Emission control area. IMO regulations to restrict engine emissions in certain sea areas. Currently there are two in the Baltic and North Sea (including Dover Straits). Also sulphur emission control area (SECA)

ECDIS

Electronic chart data information system

 

EDP

Early departure procedure, normally associated with tankers, whereby vessel departs on completion of loading and paperwork completed 

emissions

The exhaust gases from engines. Control limits of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides content is being introduced. See also MARPOL, SECA, ECA and CARB

EMSA

European Maritime Safety Agency

EPIRB

Electronic position indicating radio beacon. A floating beacon that sends out a distress message and indicates its position via GPS satellites

Equator The parallel of 0° Latitude
ETA

Estimated time of arrival