18.08.2017

This book was written to analyze the set of factors that affect the security of maritime and port operations, including shipping, economics, politics, crime and terrorism. The author of the publication critiques current approaches to the security based on his practical experience of more that twenty-five years in the field.

His intention is to provide readers with a set of tested and proven security recommendation that would recognize the interests and role of both private sector and government in improving security. The fundamental components of the international maritime shipping industry have all been thoroughly analyzed in this book and all potential threats to ports have been assessed.

The author examined approached to the port security in the US, EU and around the planet, and presented the underlying principles for effective port and maritime security. We would recommend this publication to anyone whose current or future profession required thorough knowledge of all aspects of maritime and port security since they will find all necessary information in a single volume, very well organized.

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17.08.2017

We all know that SAR, standing for the Search-and-Rescue is the search for and also provision of the necessary lifesaving assistance to the persons who are in distress and under imminent danger to their lives. The SAR arrangements developed and implemented by the Australian maritime authorities are actually intended to complement such emergency services as fire service, police and first aid in cases where those services are unavailable due to some reasons, such as the rescues at sea, remote operations etc.

Note that the Australian SAR region covers not only the Australian continent itself, but also includes large areas of the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans supplemented with the Antarctic territories of the Australia - all that area reaches nearly sixty million square kms. The present official manual was released to document the standard procedures and established techniques for promoting the effective saving of human lives at sea.

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13.08.2017

This publication addresses one of the most important aspects, namely entry into enclosed spaces. Unfortunately, the challenge of safe entry into such spaces has tragically been there with the shipping industry for too many years. We do not even know how many seamen, marine surveyors, stevedores and even shore-side workers and shore-based personnel have lost their lives in the enclosed spaces located on board ships and offshore rigs; what we know is that there are dozens of fatalities occurring every year.

That is why it is considered imperative for all newcomers to the maritime and offshore industries to learn at the earliest possible stage about all potential dangers connected with entering into such spaces. People whose job involves entering the enclosed spaces shall clearly understand and realize all consequences of being poorly prepared. It goes without saying that absolutely no enclosed space may be entered without due precautions taken. Such precautions reduce the risk associated with entering enclosed spaces and may save your life; that is why this training is essential. The present guide was specifically released to assist the seafarers to enter the enclosed spaces in a safe way...

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28.07.2017

The present Fire Training Manual has been designed and released to suit various types of ships. The purpose of the document is to provide the crew members with both general and vessel-specific information as well as with the practical instructions relating to the fire safety practice and relevant precautions, meaning of the various alarms, established procedures for the fire fighting, operation and use of the various fire fighting systems together with the associated equipment, operation of fire dampers and fire doors plus the information about the escape routes.

In addition, the present Manual may serve as a reference source for the crew members with the duty to provide the instructions to other people on board the ship in the practice of the all above stated equipment and following the procedures. The content of this FTM is fully compliant with the requirements of IMO Res. MSC.99(73) and its main part is describing the procedures and equipment generically.

However, its seventh section is specifically designed so that the users may easily fill in details of the procedures and equipment applicable to their ship, making the present document unique and still compliant with the applicable regulations. The fire training manual shall be provided in each mess/recreation room and cabin, together with the fire safety operational booklet.

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28.07.2017

There is no any single volume in the world that could fully cover the whole scope of fire protection; in fact the IMO documents alone are occupying so many reams of regulatory material. This publication is mainly comprised of selected relevant materials that would definitely be of primary interest and even necessity for all people involved in maritime activities; in addition, some useful references have been listed there in the book for persons looking for the further supplementary information.

The ultimate purpose of this volume was to provide all interested parties with the information related to the equipment and various systems that are commonly fund on board of marine vessels. James Cowley, who is the author of the present book, has made the reference to several specific vessel casualties, the details of which have also been included. However, it should be noted that only the publicly available casualty details have been included, since many shipping companies and Flag authorities would prefer not to see subject casualties mentioned anywhere.

The main idea is to prevent the future casualties, using the lessons and experience gained in the casualties that have already happened. The particular emphasis has been made on the structural fire protection as, in the author's opinion, its principles and associated limitations are not understood well enough...

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19.07.2017

The present small yet quite useful brochure will give its readers the required basic instructions on the proper implementation of the effective safety culture in the shipping companies, as outlined in the requirements of the IMO ISM Code. The original intention of the authors of the document was to assist the staff members of the shipping companies, including manager and actual seafarers in fulfilling the both the letter and spirit of the above stated Code.

The ISM Code has become mandatory through the SOLAS. That is one of the reasons of the significant reduction in the number of marine casualties and oil spills - and the most positive factor was the reduction in the number of human lives lost at sea. However, it should be noted that the full implementation of the safety culture is still considered a serious issue that shall be addressed by the shipping companies paying additional attention to this.

It would generally include the need for all people concerned to properly understand and feel how the serious marine incidents and unsafe acts are related can result in a loss of human life or serious damage to the vessel or transported cargo, as well as to the serious environmental issues. We would also like to underline the importance of changing attitude and avoidance of negative behavior as well as complacency towards the safety at sea and protection of the environment... 

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11.05.2016

Coping With Stowaways

   The number of stowaways detected on board ships is increasing every year. Not only are the numbers rising, but the stowaways themselves are becoming increasingly desperate once they are caught. Organised criminal gangs are often involved, and are becoming more and more sophisticated in their methods. At the same time, port and immigration authorities are becoming far tougher, with many countries refusing to accept stowaways, even when all the arrangements for repatriation are in place, and the stowaway is co-operative. This combination of factors and trends means that finding stowaways on board your vessel will not just be inconvenient - it will be time consuming, expensive, and can also be dangerous. The best solution is always to stop stowaways getting on board: Prevention is better than cure. This training package is aimed at all officers and crew, helping to raise awareness of the growing problem of stowaways. After using the workbook and video, you will be able to understand the nature and scale of the problems that stowaways can cause for crew and owners, help devise and work through clear procedures for preventing stowaways from boarding your ship, search common hiding places using effective search strategies, manage stowaways effectively from their discovery to their disembarkation, and understand the basic legal and ethical requirements for the treatment of stowaways. This booklet is perfectly supplemented with this training video film.

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10.05.2016

Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

   This Guide deals with the armed robbery against vessels sailing in the Asian region, it was developed by the ReCAAP ISC together with the ASF (Asian Shp owners Forum, OCIMF, IFC (Information Fusion Center), INTERTANKO, SSA (Singapore Shipping Association) with the ultimate intention to assist ship owners and mastersm seafarers and ship agents and other people responsible for the operation of ships, in avoiding the pirate attacks, deterring and delaying them, as well as in evidence preservation, and promotion the secure and safe sailing for the whole shipping community. The book complements the information which was provided by the relevant resolutions by the UN General Assembly and IMO resolutions and recommendations.

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