IMDG Code 2020, (Incorporating Amendment 40-20) Volume 1&2
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, which was first published in 1965, has become the standard guide to all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants at sea.
This 2020 edition will be voluntary starting 1st January 2021 and becomes mandatory on 1st January 2022. It lays down basic principles, including detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, plus good operational practice. There’s also handy advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code relates to the safe carriage of dangerous goods by sea, but does not include all details of procedures for packing of dangerous goods or actions to take in the event of an emergency or accident involving personnel who handle goods at sea. These aspects are covered by the publications that are associated with the IMDG Code, which are included in this Supplement.
Thomas’ Stowage, 9th Edition
This exhaustive reference to procedures and individual commodities remains an essential resource for anyone handling cargo at sea.
Now in its 9th incarnation, the updates are mainly a response to new commodities in the IMSBC Code. However, other changes are no less helpful, including separating out general and and dry bulk commodities, and giving a fuller explanation of the meaning and use of symbols relating to bulk cargoes.
All commodities are well indexed, including listings by their local or less frequently used names, making this a surprisingly easy book to find your way around.
Management Level Stability
Only recently published (April 2021), this helpful textbook is aimed primarily at students of the IMO Model Course 7.01 (Master and Chief Mate) and 7.02 (Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer).
It’s of particular value to learners who don’t have access to classroom-based teaching, with the onus on working through examples yourself at home, and then testing your newly gleaned knowledge on the self-assessment questions (and answers) which follow.
Operational Level Stability for Deck and Engineer Officers, is a sister title, for students undertaking marine examinations in IMO Model Course 7.03 (Officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch) and 7.04 (Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch) which follows the same format and principles
Parallel Index Techniques
Useful for all navigators, whether deck officers or pilots, this publication focuses on common errors and limitations you’re likely to come across when using radar equipment to navigate in confined waters. There’s also invaluable information on the use of ARPA and chart overlays.
The advice given has been rigorously tested on simulators and validated in real life. Readers should note, however that this is not a technical radar manual and it’s assumed you’ll already be familiar with radar principles and the manufacturer’s guidance for the radar on your current ship.
Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines
The influence of new technology and the impact of recent legislative changes are among vital updates in the 10th edition of this classic engineering handbook
Its been over a decade since the last revision, during which time a number of emission control areas have been established by the IMO. The new text deals with the implications of these, guides the reader through the latest emission control technologies, such as SCR and water scrubbers, and expands upon remote monitoring and control of engines.
And, as always, the book is packed with detail on available engines and auxiliary equipment, plus trends for the future.