Set of two publications. Can be purchased Seperately
1) Handling Ships in First-Year Ice
Second Edition by Captain Johan Buysse. A practical guide to handling 1A and 1AS classed ships.
First year ice remains a major obstacle for commercial traffic, limiting vessel's speed and manoeuvrability. ice has the potential to damage propellers, main engines, rudders and hull plating, and creates a greater risk of collision with structures and other vessels.
Specialist knowledge and skills are needed to handle ships in first-year ice. This well illustrated book provides practical guidance on handling class 1A and 1AS ships in these challenging conditions. The author uses his wide experience of operating ice class vessels in the North Atlantic and the Baltic to equip the reader with a good understanding of the risks that first-year ice can pose.
This new edition takes account of the Polar Code (introduced in 2017), increased shipping traffic in ice-affected waters and ports, improved communications and new methods of detecting ice. The books has been enhanced with new illustrations and more detail on the phenomenon of icing.
2) Polar Ship Operations
2nd edition has been updated to take account of IMO's Polar Code, which came into force in 2017.
Interest in the polar regions is growing as the season for accessing these remote and hostile areas is lengthening. The nascent shipping ventures in these regions face new challenges and risks and this hard, unforgiving environment requires diligence and deliberation in the planning and execution of voyages.
Operating ships within any ice regime requires knowledge, skills and awareness beyond that of many mariners, particularly when sailing in waters affected by hard multi-year and glacial ice. Should things go wrong, little assistance is available in polar regions, 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 transiting polar seas. This new edition has been updated to take account of IMO’s Polar Code, which came into force in 2017.