27.06.2017

The second edition of the training booklet from the leading provider; this publication is best when used together with the corresponding video film. The document contains all required information on how the shipping industry is polluting the planet's atmosphere, and what exactly the regulations contained in the revised Annex VI would mean for your vessel.

The program of this training is mainly aimed at the ship masters, shipping company superintendents, deck and engineer officers, PSC inspectors, Flag officials and other people, who, when following the instructions outlined in the content of the book, will gain sufficient knowledge as well as the due awareness of the different emission types, which vessels and marine engines this Annex applies to, how the limits stated in the Annex can be achieved in the real life, understand the purposes of the Annex, know how the pollution of the atmosphere affects the surrounding environment and people's health, get the information on the controls and emission limits and, of course, will see the potential consequences of not complying with the requirements of the Annex.

The book is arranged in ten chapters covering the general information, oxides of nitrogen and sulphur, i.e. NOx and SOx, particulate matter, incinerators, fuel oil controls, VOCs, ODCs, and other relevant aspects. There are five appendices to the main course, containing the glossary of terms, VOC management plan, and some other supplementary material.

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25.06.2017

The present official IMO publication is containing three basic and critically important regulatory instruments that are commonly used by the organization, directly dealing with the LSA, i.e. life-saving appliances. Those three instruments are the LSA Code, together with the Revised Recommendation of Testing of LSA, and, finally, the Code of Practice dealing with the prototype novel LSA.

The LSA Code was officially adopted during of the sixty-sixth session of the IMO MSC. The main objective of the document was to provide all participants of the shipping industry with the requirements that are applicable to the LSA commonly required  y SOLAS Chapter III - this would typically include the personal LSA, for example lifebuoys and inflatable lifejackets, immersion/anti-exposure suits, various thermal protective aids, visual aids including pyrotechnics items, survival crafts including lifeboats, inflatable and rigid liferafts, rescue boats, various embarkation systems including MES, i.e. marine evacuation systems, linethrowers, general alarm and PA (public address) systems.

An absolutely must-have publication on board any vessel subject to compliance with the provisions that are outlined in the IMO SOLAS Convention. The crew members will have all required information related to all lifesaving appliances that they have or supposed to have on board their vessel.

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25.06.2017

The main content of the present regulatory document consists of two major parts. In the Part A mandatory general and special criteria for the intact stability applicable to various types of vessels have been provided. The Part B, in turn, contains recommendations for the certain vessel types, supplemented with the additional guidelines. In second part of the volume there are some recommended design criteria and guidance to preparing the ship's stability information (including the utilization of stability instruments), icing considerations, operational provisions against capsizing, determination of the ship's lightship parameters, and consideration for the weathertight/watertight integrity of the ship.

There are two annexes supplementing this publication and containing detailed guidance for the preparation and proper conduct of an inclining experiment, and useful recommendations for masters of fishing vessels on ensuring a ship's endurance in iced waters. In short, the Code is presenting the mandatory and recommendatory criteria together with the other measures to ensure the safe operation of the vessels and minimize the possible risks to the vessels, crew members and environment. This publication is featuring the complete update of the previous Code, influences on the intact stability, together with some useful explanatory notes plus other valuable technical info.​

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24.06.2017

And here is the tenth official release of the popular and recognized guide to the vetting process that has already proven to be highly effective and really invaluable tool providing both crew members and the supporting staff working ashore, together with the oil majors and ship charterers with a better and more clear understanding of this process necessary to ensure that the vetting goes in a smooth and effective manner.

The Secretariat of the Intertanko organization receives numerous requests for the updated information on the requirements that would apply to the vessel inspection and vetting for oil/chemical companies, underwriters, insurers and other involved parties - serving as a good supplement to the info that pertains to the various PSC requirements.

The present volume was compiled with the contribution and help of the vetting departments of several oil companies, PSC inspectors and other representatives of the authorities, marine surveyors, who provided valuable information satisfying all concerns. The present volume is highly recommended by the Intertanko organization to put a copy of the present volume onboard each ship plus in every office ashore in order to assist the crews of the oil tankers plus the personnel who are working in the shore offices for due preparation for the vetting inspections...

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17.06.2017

This latest official edition of the Ships Routeing shall supersede all previous editions of the book and includes all measures that have been officially adopted by IMO up to and including the 95th session of the MSC and 28th session of IMO Assembly. Eight sections of the publications, from A to H, cover the general provisions of the ships routeing, traffic separation schemes and inshore traffic zones, areas to be avoided, deep-water routes, other measures, associated rules and recommendations on navigation, adoption, designation and substitution of Archipelagic sea lanes, mandatory ship reporting systems, no anchoring areas and routeing systems.

The book starts with the introductory section defining the main objective of the document, procedures and responsibilities of the parties involved, design criteria, representation on the nautical charts, planning, etc. The Part B of the volume is arranged in several sections covering the Baltic Sea together with the adjacent waters, Western European waters, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Indian Ocean and adjacent waters, South-East Asia, Pacific Coast of the North/South America, Australasia, Western North Atlantic Ocean, Mexican Gulf, Pacific Coast of Asia, Caribbean Sea, Eastern North Atlantic and South Atlantic Oceans...

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17.06.2017

The present regulatory publication has been arranged by the authors in fifteen separate chapters. The first chapters will provide required general info on NAVTEX, while the second chapter describes the NAVTEX service itself. In the third chapter the genera features of this system have been introduced. The chapter four is dedicated to proper planning of the associated services.

And the remaining chapters of this volume will be providing all parties involved with the required info on the technical characters that are being used in the NAVTEX messages, identity and format of the messages, language, national broadcasting options, information control, responsibilities of the co-coordinators, notification of the services, message priorities, broadcasting procedures, mutual interferences between the different stations, and best established practices to be used by the people using this service; moreover, there are five annexes at the very end of the volume providing supplementary data.

In short, this official Manual was officially released by the IMO with the intention to describe the structure and operational principles of the NAVTEX, which is defined as an international auto direct printing service used to transmit various warnings/signals and other information to the vessels. This is one of the official IMO publications that is to be possessed on the navigation bridge of any vessel.

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17.06.2017

The present Code has been published by the MCA, i.e. Maritime and CoastGuard Agency and endorsed by the NMHOS Committee and other recognized organizations to serve as a guidance to the best established practices for the improvement of the H&S on board ships. The publication is aimed to anyone on a vessel regardless of their rank as well as to the people working ashore and responsible for safety; it shall be taken into account that the recommendations provided in this volume will only be effective if they are fully understood by all parties involved and only if there is due co-operation.

The workers not directly involved in a job in hand shall always be aware of what is actually being done  in order to avoid any sort of risk. In cases where some of the risks are really unavoidable, the appropriate, adequate and effective measures of control shall be implemented so that the exposure to the hazards causing the injuries, diseases or deaths are minimized. These risks would include the ambient factors, inherent hazards, various serious health risks like fatigue and so many other risks, and all of them have been covered in this publication, making it so useful and practical for all people involved in maritime industry and willing to perform their activities in a safe manner.

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17.06.2017

The official Rescue Boat Code released by the MCA, i.e. Marine Coastguard Agency. Among the main benefits in developing the present Code there were improved safety of the rescue boats, validation of the rescue operations by the MCA, harmonization of the operations and relevant standards, and classification of legal standings. The Code was re-drafted to reflect the latest updates done to the relevant standards and to clarify the responsibilities and applicable requirements to the examinations and MCA audits.

The content of the publication covers the definitions, application and interpretations, construction of the rescue boats and their strength, watertight integrity of the hull, arrangements for freeing the water, machinery arrangements and electrical installations, steering and propeller systems, freeboard and stability, bilge pumping arrangements, LSA including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fiire safety items including fixed and portable extinguishing systems, radio communications equipment, launch and recovery equipment, navigation equipment and navigation lights, boat storage, anchors and towing arrangements, equipment stowage, protection of personnel by design, medical care, owner's manual, maintenance, manning, procedures, certification, examination, maintenance and reporting of accidents, safety procedures, pollution prevention, testing...

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