Guide to Maritime Security and the ISPS Code

Author: International Maritime Organization

Publisher: Inter-Governmental Maritime

ISBN: 9789280115444

Category: Law

Page: 369

View: 6363


This user guide has been developed to consolidate existing IMO maritime security-related material into a companion guide to SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code so as to assist States in promoting maritime security through development of the requisite legal framework, associated administrative practices, procedures and the necessary material, technical and human resources. The intention is to assist SOLAS Contracting Governments in the implementation, verification, compliance with, and enforcement of, the provisions of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code.

Maritime Security

An Introduction

Author: Michael McNicholas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080919537

Category: Transportation

Page: 472

View: 7295


The commercial maritime sector is highly vulnerable to theft and piracy, and presents a probable target for a major terrorist attack. The best way to prevent losses is to apply lessons learned in another arena-–the struggle to curb drug smuggling. This effort has shown that successes can be achieved when effective and comprehensive security measures and procedures are implemented at key initial links in the cargo supply chain. The integrity and security of whole system are improved when efforts are focused at the primary "choke point" – the load seaports and their ships. This book provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a "how-to-guide" - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what threats currently exist; what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures must be implemented to mitigate these threats; and how to conduct ship and port security assessments and plans. Whether the problem is weapons of mass destruction or cargo theft, Maritime Security provides invaluable guidance for the professionals who protect our shipping and ports. Holds the keys to successfully designing, implementing, and managing effective port and vessel security programs in a high-risk environment Provides real-world experience in Maritime Security from the Managing Director of Phoenix Management Services Group in the USA and Panama. Offers specifics of a model port security program and case studies of effective tactics in a high-threat environment

IGF Code

International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases Or Low Flashpoint Fuels

Author: International Maritime Organization

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789280116533

Category: Liquified natural gas

Page: 304

View: 340


IGF = International code for ships fuelled by gases or other low-flashpoint fuels

Cargo Work

For Maritime Operations

Author: David House

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317540751

Category: Transportation

Page: 408

View: 5224


An essential reference for merchant seamen around the world, Cargo Work provides a guide to the key characteristics of a wide range of cargoes. Fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect the unit load containerised systems that are now employed in all aspects of cargo handling and international shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably. This book covers general principles and the latest international regulations that affect all cargo work, including cargo types, coverage of roll-on/roll-off cargo handling, containerisation, equipment and offshore supply. A crucial reference for both students and serving crew Covers the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO) codes, plus key elements of the International Port and Ship Security Code (ISPS) Includes two new chapters on Passenger Vessels and Offshore Trades

Maritime Terrorism

Risk and Liability

Author: Michael D. Greenberg,Peter Chalk,Henry H. Willis,Ivan Khilko,David S. Ortiz

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833042564

Category: Study Aids

Page: 200

View: 6512


Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with potential attacks, as grounded both by relevant historical data and by intelligence on the capabilities and intentions of known terrorist groups. These risks also provide the context for understanding government institutions that will respond to future attacks, and particularly so with regard to the U.S. civil justice system. In principle, civil liability operates to redistribute the harms associated with legally redressable claims, so that related costs are borne by the parties responsible for having caused them. In connection with maritime terrorism, civil liability creates the prospect that independent commercial defendants will be held responsible for damages caused by terrorist attacks. This book explores risks and U.S. civil liability rules as they may apply in the context of these types of attacks.

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780115526121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 5463


This Code of Safe Working Practices is intended primarily for merchant seamen on United Kingdom registered vessels. This consolidated edition brings together the previous Code and all subsequent amendments to Amendment 04 into one edition. Copies of the current edition of the Code must be carried on all UK ships other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft. A copy must be made available to any seaman in the ship who requests it, in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen) Regulations 1998. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management, and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be covered when introducing a new recruit to the safety procedures on board. Consolidates all issued information as of September 2004.

The Seamanship Examiner

For STCW Certification Examinations

Author: David House,Farhan Saeed

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317199995

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6481


The complete study and revision guide for the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). For all ranks and serving crew in the mercantile marine, this study pack covers everything students need to revise when preparing for the oral assessment taken as part of the Deck Certificate of Competency at either junior or senior levels. Since publication of the first edition, there have been many new innovations throughout the industry. This guide is fully updated to reflect these changes and includes practice questions on International Safety Management (ISM), Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS), as well as hundreds of additional tutorial questions throughout the book and the accompanying interactive CD. This edition of The Seamanship Examiner has been fully updated with the latest amendments to the COLREGs and is a trusted study aid for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates including Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master positions, plus those working coastal and inland waters in the fishing industry such as Deck Officers.

ISM Code

International Safety Management Code with Guidelines for Its Implementation

Author: International Maritime Organization

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine pollution

Page: 71

View: 9795


4th ed. With the entry into force, in 1998, of the 1994 amendments to SOLAS, 1974, which introduced a new chapter IX into the Convention, the ISM Code was made mandatory. The Code, in its current form, was adopted by the Organization in 1993 and amended in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2013. This publication is essential for all those with an interest in ensuring safety at sea; ship owners and operators, shipping companies, shipbuilder, and institutes providing training

SOLAS, Consolidated Edition 2014

Consolidated Text of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and Its Protocol of 1988 : Articles, Annexes and Certificates

Author: International Maritime Organization

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merchant marine

Page: 474

View: 1784


Of all the international conventions dealing with maritime safety, the most important is the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, better known as SOLAS, which covers a wide range of measures designed to improve the safety of shipping. The Convention is also one of the oldest of its kind: the first version was adopted in 1914 following the sinking of the Titanic with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Since then there have been four more versions of SOLAS. The present version was adopted in 1974 and entered into force in 1980. In order to provide an easy reference to all SOLAS requirements applicable from 1 July 2014, this edition presents a consolidated text of the SOLAS Convention, its Protocols of 1978 and 1988 and all amendments in effect from that date.The SOLAS Consolidated Edition 2014 is an essential reference for maritime administrations, ship manufacturers, owners and operators, shipping companies, education institutes and all others concerned with requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.

The ISM Code: A Practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications

Author: Phil Anderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317518314

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 1437


The ISM Code has been mandatory for almost every commercial vessel in the world for more than a decade and nearly two decades for high risk vessels, yet there is very little case law in this area. Consequently, there remains a great deal of confusion about the potential legal and insurance implications of the Code. This third edition represents a major re-write and addresses significant amendments that were made to the ISM Code on 1st July 2010 and 1st January 2015. This book provides practitioners with a practical overview of, and much needed guidance on, the potential implications of failing to implement the requirements of the Code. It will be hugely valuable to DPAs, managers of ship operating companies, ship masters, maritime lawyers and insurance claims staff.

Guidelines for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Author: International Maritime Organization

Publisher: IMO Publishing

ISBN: 9789280115222

Category: Ice strengthened vessels

Page: 40

View: 9970


"Ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic environments are exposed to a number of unique risks. Poor weather conditions and the relative lack of good charts, communication systems and other navigational aids pose challenges for mariners. The remoteness of the areas makes rescue or clean-up operations difficult and costly. Cold temperatures may reduce the effectiveness of numerous components of the ship, ranging from deck machinery and emergency equipment to sea suctions. When ice is present, it can impose additional loads on the hull, propulsion system and appendages. The Guidelines for ships operating in polar waters aim at mitigating the additional risk imposed on shipping in the harsh environmental and climatic conditions that exist in polar waters. This publication should be of interest to maritime administrations, ship manufacturers, shipping companies, cruise and tour operators, education institutes and others concerned with the safe operation of ships in polar waters."--P. [4] of cover.

Reeds 21st Century Ship Management

Author: John W Dickie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472900707

Category: Law

Page: 276

View: 8352


Ship management has constantly had to evolve to take into account the advancements in technology as well as the demands of the shipping industry. Having internet access and email on board ship has meant that the ship manager has to possess certain sets of skills to function effectively in the post, including computer literacy. The emergence of large multi-national ship management companies has also changed how business is conducted and this is turn means that the ship manager and tiers of management within the organization have had to evolve to cope with the demands of working with a multi-national workforce. Furthermore, since the mid-1980s there has been an ever expanding raft of legislation that is more restrictive for companies to meet, and a shrinking of profit margins has seen a shift in how companies are required to operate to survive. This book addresses the demands of 21st century ship management with the focus of the book as much about the people who manage ships as about the theory and practice of ship management.

Towards Good Order at Sea: African Experiences

Author: Thean Potgieter,Reiner Pommerin


ISBN: 1920338055

Category: Fisheries

Page: 142

View: 7565


Two thirds of the world population lies within 60 kilometres of the sea. Much of the well-being of our planet is dependent on the sea, as the bulk of international trade passes across oceans and through ports, while the sea is a rich source of protein and contains profound wealth in terms of energy and natural sources. Inevitably, economic stability and development are therefore closely linked to maritime security. This volume contains a selection of papers presented at an international conference on “Maritime Security in Southern African Waters” in Stellenbosch on 22-23 July 2008.

Casualty Investigation Code

Code of the International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation Into a Marine Casualty Or Marine Incident

Author: N.A

Publisher: IMO Publishing

ISBN: 9789280114980

Category: Marine accidents

Page: 24

View: 5598


The MSC adopted a new Code of International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident (Casualty Investigation Code). Relevant amendments to SOLAS Chapter XI 1 were also adopted, to make parts I and II of the Code mandatory. Part III of the Code contains related guidance and explanatory material. The Code will require a marine safety investigation to be conducted into every marine casualty involving the total loss of the ship or a death or severe damage to the environment. The Code will also recommend an investigation into other marine casualties and incidents, by the flag state of a ship involved, if it is considered likely that it would provide information that could be used to prevent future accidents. The new regulations expand on SOLAS Regulation I/21, which requires administrations to conduct an investigation of any casualty occurring to any of its ships when it judges that such an investigation may assist in determining what changes in the present regulations might be desirable.--Publisher's description.

Maritime Security Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea

Prospects and Challenges

Author: Kamal-Deen Ali

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004301046

Category: Law

Page: 388

View: 9923


In Maritime Security Cooperation in the Guinea: Prospects and Challenges, Kamal-Deen Ali provides ground-breaking analyses of the maritime security situation in the Gulf of Guinea.