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  • International Code of Signals
  • Marpol Consolidated Edition
  • Bridge Procedures Guide
  • Modern Towing
  • Primer of Towing
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    By IMO. Hardback , 1.74kg, 215mm x 305mm, 474 pages.
    Of all the international conventions dealing with maritime safety, the most important is the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, better known as SOLAS, which covers a wide range of measures designed to improve the safety of shipping. The Convention is also one of the oldest of its kind: the first version was adopted in 1914 following the sinking of the Titanic with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Since then there have been four more versions of SOLAS. The present version was adopted in 1974 and entered into force in 1980. In order to provide an easy reference to all SOLAS requirements applicable from 1 July 2014, this edition presents a consolidated text of the Convention, its Protocols of 1978 and 1988 and all amendments in effect from that date.

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO), which met for the first time in 1959, is the specialized agency of the United Nations devoted to maritime affairs. Its main interests can be summed up in the phrase: Safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans. Over the years, IMO has developed and promoted the adoption of more than 40 conventions and protocols as well as over 1,000 codes and recommendations dealing with maritime safety, the prevention of pollution at sea and other matters. The most important of these are mandatory for ships engaged in international trade, and even the recommendations are often universal in their impact.

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    IAMSAR VOLUME III. By IMO. Hardback, Spiral Bound. 0.80 kgs, 195mm x 230mm, 206 pages. Published 2019.

    Mobile Facilities (volume III) is intended to be carried on board rescue units, aircraft and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue or on-scene coordinator function and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.

    It also includes Action Cards on: Basic communications plan structure; On-scene coordination; Recovery of people in the water; Man overboard; MEDEVAC by helicopter; and MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation.

    The 2019 edition incorporates amendments adopted by ICAO and approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. The 2018 amendments enter into force on 1 July 2019.

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    INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SIGNALS. ByIMO. Hardback, 0.85 kgs, 220mm x 305mm, 197 pages. Published July 2005.

    This new edition of the Code incorporates all amendments adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee up to 2000.

    The Code is intended for communications between ships, aircraft and authorities ashore during situations related essentially to the safety of navigation and persons; it is especially useful when language difficulties arise. The Code is suitable for transmission by all means of communication, including radiotelephony and radiotelegraphy.

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    MARPOL CONSOLIDATED EDITION. By IMO. Hardback, 1.70 kgs, 300mm x 210mm, Published 2017.

    The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL Convention), is concerned with preserving the marine environment through the prevention of pollution by oil and other harmful substances and the minimization of accidental discharge of such substances.

    Its technical content is laid out in six Annexes, the first five of which were adopted by the 1973 Convention, as modified by a 1978 Protocol. These Annexes cover pollution of the sea by oil, by noxious liquid substances in bulk, by harmful substances in packaged form, by sewage from ships, and by garbage from ships. Annex VI was adopted by a further Protocol in 1997 and covers air pollution from ships.

    The 2017 consolidated edition aims to provide an easy and comprehensive reference to the up-to-date provisions and Unified Interpretations of the Articles, Protocols and Annexes of the MARPOL Convention, including the incorporation of all the amendments that have been adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

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    By International Chamber of Shipping. Softcover/ Spiral Bound, 230mm x 300mm, 136 pages, Published 2016
    Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in all sectors and trades. The Guide provides clear guidance on watchkeeping that make safe and effective use of modern technology.

    The 5th Edition embraces the latest standards and recommendations adopted by the International Maritime Organization. New equipment and technological advances in navigation like the use of ECDIS underline the importance of familiarization with ship specific arrangements. The Guide provides important and useful checklists for shipping companies and officers for proper bridge procedures. Important topics covered in this publication include:

  • Effective Bridge Organisation
  • Passage Planning
  • Duties of the Officer of the Watch
  • Operation and Maintenance of Bridge Equipment
  • Pilotage
  • Dynamic Positioning
  • ECDIS Carriage Requirements
  • Checklists
  • Recommended Industry Publications

    The target audience of this Guide are Masters and officers in charge of a navigational watch at sea.

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    By John S Blank. Hbk, 155mm x 225mm, 593 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings 3rd Ed 2010
    A wide-ranging work on all aspects of towing, in both inland and ocean waters.
  • Part I, The Industry, gives an overview, followed by descriptions of types of tugs and modes of towing.
  • Part II, Operations, covers getting the tug under way, under way with tow and at sea, and special types of towing.
  • Part III, Towing as a Business, deals with the shore establishment.

    More than fifty appendices consolidate data helpful to the tugmaster. The text is illustrated with more than 300 drawings, photographs, diagrams, and other visual aids.

    NZ$120.00 + Delivery

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    By George Reid. Paperback, 150mm x 227mm, 229 pages, monochrome photographs drawings and diagrams.
    Updated information on the modernization of this industry. Offshore coastwise and foreign trade is also seeing a boom. The largest independent carrier of petroleum products is a tug/barge operation. Major growth also is continuous in towing services, such as:
  • Harbor work
  • Assisting ships to maneuver
  • Dock, and undock in confined waters
  • Fleeting operations that provide moorings for inland barges
  • Anchor handling by pipe-laying barges
  • Salvage
  • Pollution control
  • Escort towing
  • Assisting dredging operations
  • Marine construction
  • Moving passenger RV tours on inland barges
  • Assistance towing operations.

    This book provides information on all aspects of towing operations and related subjects, for anyone interested in the diverse aspects of seamanship.

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