Here is the absolutely latest electronic release of the SOLAS Convention. Of all internationally recognized conventions that have been ever developed and released by the International Maritime Organization in connection with the maritime safety, this one is deservedly considered as the most important since the content of the document covers the whole range of the technical and organizational measures and arrangements to improve the shipping safety, protecting the human life at sea.
The very first edition of the convention took place back in 1914, following the famous disaster of the “unsinkable” Titanic which resulted in the tragic loss of more than 1500 human lives. Four editions of the conventions followed since then and the present version of the document was adopted in 1974 and it has been in force since 1980.
The main intention of the present 2020 release was to provide all interested parties with the easier references to all recently introduced requirements that are applicable starting from January 2020. Note that the 1978 and 1988 Protocols have also been included, together with the Unified Interpretations, or UI, to SOLAS regulations. The arrangement of material is traditional for all released of the convention.
This is a full set, all three parts of the officially released IAMSAR Manual. The primary declared purpose of these publications is to provide the States with the assistance they require to meet their SAR needs as well as to meet all obligations that these States have accepted under relevant international conventions. The Manual will provide readers with the technical guidance for both maritime and aviation approach to the organization and provision of the search-and-rescue services.
Each of the parts making this Manual has been prepared with particular SAR system - note that they can easily be used as standalone documents. Alternatively, the provisions contained in these volumes can be applied in conjunction with the other parts. You may need to have only one, two or all three volumes readily available and this will depend on the duties you have been assigned. The first volume contains six major chapters covering the general system concepts and main components, training and qualification requirements, system management, communication matters, and ways to improve services.
The second volume is devoted to mission co-ordination including the SAR system, initial and awareness action, operations and techniques involved, emergency assistance, general guidance for the aircraft SAR operations etc. Finally, the last volume is dealing with the mobile facilities and will give readers the information about the rendering assistance and on-board emergencies, coordination of the operations and other important aspects.
The safety of marine transportation and cleanliness of the oceans are nowadays promoted in numerous ways. One of such ways is the ongoing development of various effective routeing measures implemented to control the navigation of ships and monitoring of the progress.
The routeing measures defines or described in part A and Part H of the present volume have been individually deal with in part B dedicated to the schemes of traffic separation and inshore zones), part C addressing the deep water navigation routes, part D defining the areas to avoid, part E providing other measure, for example two-way routeing, recommended directions and tracks, part F containing the applicable rules and recommendations relevant to the particular areas of navigation and straits, part G dealing with the mandatory ship reporting and routeing systems together with "no-anchoring" areas, and, finally, part H depicting the archipelagic lanes.
The edition offered is incorporating all measures of routeing adopted before July-2019. Note, however, that the chartlets that have been included in the volume shall not be used for navigation purposes. The latest release of this official IMO publication.
The latest consolidated edition of the COLREG convention. The rules and regulations contained in this convention are intended to apply to all ships navigating in the navigable high seas and waters. The convention opens with an article on the general obligations. Then, the arrangement of the material will follow the traditional one use in the previous release of the COLREG, but the contents has been revised in order to consider all developments and changes in the field of marine navigation.
The document is an absolute must-have on board any seagoing vessel and thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations is prerequisite for any ship navigator. Needless to say that failure to know the rules and comply with them will inevitably result in the negative consequences. That is why all crew members involved in the navigation in any way, are encouraged to ensure that they are in possession of the latest release of the convention, and that they know and understand all of the rules. Save this publication and make sure It is readily available at all times, considering its vital importance for the safety of navigation of your vessel, being one of the most important conventions ever issued by the IMO.
The latest edition of the major IMO convention dealing with the prevention of marine pollution concerned with the protection on the marine environment. The main technical content of the present convention has been arranged in six big Annexes. Note that the five of them, i.e. Annexes from I (oil pollution prevention) to V (garbage pollution prevention) were adopted by MARPOL 1973 as further modified by a 1978 Protocol. The last sixth Annex was adopted by a Protocol which followed in 1997 covering the air pollution prevention.
In general, all annexes together cover the prevention of pollution of marine environment by oil, by NLS, standing for the noxious liquid substances carried in bulk, by harmful substances carried in packaged form, by sewage and garbage from ships, and air pollution. Needless to say that this is one of the most important publications to be carried on board any vessel to which present convention applies.
It is a must-have document for the port state control officers and marine surveyors checking the vessel for compliance with the requirements of convention, for the crew members responsible for keeping the vessel compliance, and for the ship designers and builders who shall have clear understanding of the convention in order to design a vessel that would meet all applicable requirements.
One of the most important regulatory publications developed and released by IMO. The sixth annex to the MARPOL convention relate to the prevention of the ship-source air pollution and covers the requirements applicable to the emissions to air and energy efficiency.
The 2008 NOx Technical Code supplements the Annex VI and contains the requirements fox control of the NOx, i.e. nitrogen oxides - the provisions of the Code apply to the testing and surveys as well as to the certification of the shipboard diesel engines.
The current release of publication contains the Guidelines together with the other info relating to the application of the Annex VI and the Code, including EGCS, standing for the exhaust gas cleaning systems, selective catalytic reduction systems, and energy efficiency matters.
The document was released to be used by the maritime authorities and recognized organizations, class societies and ship owners, ship builders, manufacturers of the equipment installed on board ships, educational entities etc.
The opening part of the Annex VI provides general information while its four main chapters address the survey and certification, means of control, energy efficiency and emission control, and means of verification of compliance with the requirements contained in the pages of the Annex VI to MARPOL. Absolutely must-have publication for all categories of maritime industry professionals mentioned above.
The latest official edition of one of the most important IMO publications - Lifesaving Appliances including LSA Code. The content of this regulatory document has been significantly released and updated in order to reflect all technical developments and experience gained for the past years, since the time when the previous edition of the book was released.
Traditionally, the publication opens with a short foreword followed by the International LSA Code with the content arranged in seven chapter covering general requirements applicable to LSA, personal LSA, visual signals, survival craft, rescue boats, launching/embarkation appliances and other LSA. The next part of the book contains the requirements for testing and evaluation of LSA including prototype tests, production and installation tests and three appendices with supplementary information.
The Code of practices for the evaluation, testing and acceptance of prototype novel LSA and arrangements has also been included. As you know, the LSA Code is mandated by Res. MSC.47(66) under SOLAS Reg. III/3.10. the content of this document is a must-know for every crew member and is one of the publications that shall be carried on the navigation bridge of every vessel.
The International Safety Management Code together with the necessary guidelines for the implementation was developed by the IMO in order to provide an internationally recognized standard to be applied to the safe operation and management of the vessels, and also for prevention of the environment pollution.
The document shall be considered a truly essential reference one for the owners and operators of the ships, ship constructors, maritime administrations, manufacturers of the shipboard engines and other equipment, education entities and training providers - virtually all people whose everyday work is connected with the ensuring of safety of human life at sea and pollution prevention.
The content of the document includes relevant portions of the SOLAS and ISM Code. In addition, it also provides readers with the guidelines for the operational implementation of the Code, and other important regulatory and guiding information.
The publication is a must-have for all people engaged in the shipping industry in one way or another. It is also an excellent training tool to the students and future auditors who shall possess a sound knowledge and deep understanding of all provisions of the ISM Code.