Casualty Management Guidelines, 2012
The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union have produced these comprehensive practical guidelines to help seafarers during a casualty when demands can be confusing, contradictory, unclear or a combination of all three. Masters and crew members are told what to expect from people or organisations that might be involved as the casualty unfolds.
- ISBN: 978-1-906915-39-1
From Paper Charts to ECDIS- 2nd Edition, 2013
Everything you need to understand in order to manage this fundamental change from navigating by paper charts to navigating by ECDIS is covered. This theoretical knowledge is made real through contributions from sea-going members of The Nautical Institute who have been using electronic charts for some time. Unsurprisingly, many of these contributions relate to training.
- ISBN: 978-1-906915-17-9
Coping with Piracy - Handbook 2013
The first handbook in The Nautical Institute's maritime security suite complements the author's 2012 book Maritime Security: a practical guide. It takes the same practical approach to preparation and training before entering a high risk area, self-protection measures while within it and survival strategies if taken hostage.
- ISBN: 978-1-906915-46-9
Stowaways by Sea, 2014
This handbook complements the author’s books, Maritime Security: a practical guide, and the first handbook in The Nautical Institute’s maritime security suite, Coping with piracy. It takes the same practical approach to making a vessel secure against stowaways, managing any that have succeeded in getting onboard, collecting the necessary evidence and organising the repatriation process.
- ISBN: 978-1-906915-47-6
The Use of Visual Aids to Navigation 2nd Ed, 2013
The advance of technology has changed the development of, and reliance on, visual aids to navigation but they continue to be vital tools for mariners to assess and verify their position. They provide situational awareness and orientation, indicate current flow and afford redundancy for electronic systems. They also highlight individual dangers such as wrecks, rocks and shoals. The book updates an original report issued in 2003 and evidence compiled during the original consultation and as part of the updating is included.
- ISBN: 978-1-906915-29-2
Polar Ship Operations - A Practical Guide, 2012
Interest in the polar regions is growing as the season for accessing these remote and hostile areas is lengthening. Operating ships within any ice regime requires knowledge, skills and different awareness beyond that of many mariners. Multi-year and glacial ice are much harder than first-year ice and there is little assistance available, so mariners must be self-sufficient. Captain Snider brings the full benefit of his extensive experience in polar shipping and as a highly qualified ice navigator to describe the human, technical, environmental and operational challenges of the polar regions. This is a hard, unforgiving environment which requires diligence and deliberation in the planning and execution of voyages, as set out in this book.
- ISBN : 978-1-906915-18-6
Work of the Harbourmaster 3rd Ed, 2012
The book is linked to the Institute's self-study scheme leading to a Harbour Master's Certificate. It explains the different responsibilities that vary between ports and shows, from the experience of Harbour Masters from different types of ports all over the world, examples of what new entrants to the industry may encounter. Different aspects of the role are examined, largely following the course of a vessel as it approaches port until she berths, including the commercial pressures that may be brought to bear. It is an ideal bridging course for those thinking of a career move ashore.
- ISBN : 978-1-906915-02-5
The Shipmaster's Business Self-Examiner - 9th Edition
This popular guide to the ever-increasing jungle of maritime regulation and procedures is written by a former Shipmaster and ex-maritime college lecturer with over 25 years experience in preparing students for MCA examinations. Designed primarily as a study aid for Master's Orals, the book is also used by OOW and Chief Mate students and has drawn the praises of many successful Orals candidates in the UK and overseas.
Now a standard reference volume in nautical college libraries, widely used in classrooms, a handy reference for serving Shipmasters, for ships' libraries, useful to shore superintendents, ship operators and all who want to keep up to date with the frequent and bewildering changes in merchant ship regulation and commercial practice. More than 3,600 and answers are set out in nine logically-arranged sections.
Mentoring at Sea – the 10 minute challenge
This practical guide sets the 10 minute challenge for potential mentors and candidates to identify concerns and practical solutions. Examples progress from the simple thought of the Master spending a few minutes with each of his watchkeeping officers daily to second or third officers bringing the vessel to anchor, or picking up a pilot, under the Master’s supervision.
- ISBN:978 1 906915 39 1
- Year Published: 2012
Numerical Weather Prediction
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) has significantly improved the accuracy of weather forecasts and enabled the development of services specifically for mariners, including routeing advice and forecasts as ECDIS overlays. But do mariners know enough about NWP and its limitations to rely on it for safe operations? Can they get the most out of it if they don’t understand how it works?
This practical guide answers those questions by opening up the technology that now forms the basis of all modern weather forecasts so that mariners can recognise when they are being presented with NWP, establish its source and the characteristics and performance of the particular NWP model and make informed judgements on suitability and use. Based on that understanding, the guide demonstrates how mariners can evaluate the added value of the many digital weather products and services on offer and also create their own forecasts using freely available NWP sources and free viewers.
- ISBN: 978 1 906915 40 7
- Year Published: 2013