I have just published the next book in the Really Handy Range. This one is a move a way from the looking out of the bridge windows towards wider shipboard operations.
The ISM code is deceptive; as a piece of international shipping legislation it appears small and vague, and yet, it has huge power to determine how ships are operated. Its relatively few words influence every aspect of vessel operations, both afloat and ashore. Sitting at the centre ofship’s safety, ISM links all maritime safety laws, guidance and procedures together.
A good understanding of the ISM code is therefore required by all personnel involved in ship operations, and this book will assist in achieving that understanding. This Really Handy Book is aimed primarily at those studying for Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate’s, Second Engineer’s, Master’s, and Chief Engineer’s qualifications. It will also be of use as a reference source or refresher for qualified personnel. It is not a legal textbook though, so for legal advice refer to the source documents, or appropriate books. This Really Handy Book contains a description of the code, a revision aid.
If you download the new book I recommend following this blog. Over the next few posts I will be exploring a wide range of topics with connections to the code. However, I cannot promise that I will resist the temptation to entirely stay clear of my favourite topic-the collision regulations.