Monthly Archives: October 2014

AIS and ECDIS

The latest MAIB report has some good lessons on the over reliance on AIS and ECDIS.

Click here to view the report.

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A Rule 5 failure, yet again.

Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look out by sight and hearing as well as all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and risk of collision.


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Really Handy Books to Learn the Collision Regulations

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The objective of the Really Handy Publications is to bring navigation text books into the hands of those that need it, at the cost they can afford. These are text  books written specifically for the Kindle-  Handy Books at Handy prices. 

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A Really Handy Book to learn the collision regulations

This Really Handy book on the collision regulations will enable you to learn the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing. Really Handy books are designed to be used whenever you have a spare few minutes, on the train, waiting in queues, even walking the dog.

The book will lead you on a journey of questions, answers and comments through the regulations in a logical one order will enable you learn and remember the rules. It is not an in depth legal text book, that is left for other publications, nor is it full of colourful light pictures, that is best left for traditional books. However, this is book you require if you need to confidently know the words of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea.

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When ships meet-A Really Handy Book to revise the Collision Regulations

The second in the series of books written to accompany The>Really Handy Book to Learn the Collision Regulations. This kindle publication is based on the three basic power driven traffic situations, using a series of questions and answers to revise the related regulations.

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Shapes and a bit more. A Really Handy book to revise the Collision Regulations

This book has been written to accompany the Really Handy Book to learn the collision regulations. It uses a series of questions and answers to revise the rules on shapes, and some of the other fundamental rules.

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Rule 19 and a bit more-A Really Handy Book to revise the Collision Regulations

The third in the series of books written to accompany the Really Handy Book to Learn the Collision Regulations. This latest publication is based the restricted visibility rule, but expands its questions and answers to include many of the other collision regulations

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IALA Buoyage- A Really Handy Book to learn the system

The popular “Really Handy Series” of Kindle books has now been extended to include a publication for those wishing to learn and revise the IALA buoyage system. The book uses a mixtures of facts, pictures, questions and “a bit more”  to lead its reader through a logical and structured course of study….and at a Really Handy price.

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NavsRegs Really Handy Web links

Here is the start of Navsbooks new blog,  a blog to supplement my ‘Really Handy Range of Books

As preparations for my next book continue, so will this blog build. So, follow along with me. Meanwhile, this posting is my note pad for handy websites, if its handy for me it may be handy for you.

IMO (ISM)
IMO (STCW)
IMO (SOLAS)
IMO (MARPOL)
IMO (SAR)
ILO Maritime Labour Convention

MCA
M Notices
Marine accident investigation Branch
CHIRP

UK legislation
UKHO

UK P and I club
Lloyds List