The Bridge Procedures Guide is widely acknowledged as the definitive guidance on safe bridge procedures, and is used by Masters, watchkeeping officers, companies and training institutions worldwide. The Guide is referenced in the footnotes of several IMO Conventions. This fully updated fifth edition embraces internationally agreed standards and recommendations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Guide also includes extensive checklists for use by companies, Masters and those officers responsible for developing ship specific checklists for bridge procedures. This edition is accompanied by a CD version of the text with a search function.
The BIMCO and ICS Manpower Reports are regarded as the most comprehensive assessment of global supply of and demand for merchant seafarers. This latest update has two main purposes: to describe the current worldwide supply and demand situation for seafarers, and to forecast trends for the decade ahead, to help the industry anticipate changes and take appropriate action. The 2015 Report builds upon updates conducted at five-year intervals since 1990.
The fourth edition of the Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) draws on expertise throughout the industry and is a major revision of the third edition. It takes full account of the latest industry best practice and the adoption of important amendments to the IMO SOLAS Convention in 2014. These amendments to SOLAS include new mandatory requirements for the inerting of chemical tankers. It is strongly recommended that a copy of the fourth edition is carried on board every tanker engaged in carriage of chemical cargoes, and that copies are also held with technical departments of shipping companies.
The Guide provides advice for Masters, Marine Superintendents and others, such as STS service providers and transfer organisers, involved in the planning and execution of STS operations. Particular attention is given to the effective planning of operations and aspects including risk assessment, ship compatibility, and the management of workloads to minimise fatigue.