The global body for maritime professionals. The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Nautical Institute books are practical guides on best practice. Robust peer review and input from experts helps ensure the books remain current and many are recognised as industry and military standards.
Being the expert in a witness box can be a daunting experience, but preparation is key. Guidelines for the Maritime Expert Witness provides invaluable assistance and advice to those who are new to giving expert evidence and serves as a timely reminder to seasoned hands.
The third edition, published May 2021, of Bridge Watchkeeping is completely revised, fully updated for the electronic bridge era and thoroughly practical. The book is set to become an indispensable companion for recently qualified watchkeepers as they take on their new responsibilities.
This highly practical guide, Published: with the support of INTERCARGO and RightShip, draws on the expertise of more than 20 contributing experts representing a wide range of disciplines involved with the dry bulk trades. The book takes the reader through the essentials at each stage of the voyage, from preparation and loading, to care of the cargo and ship at sea, and finally arrival and discharge.
This practical guide in The Nautical Institute’s Maritime Security Suite covers the security basics of preventing illegal boarding, along with safe ways of apprehending, searching, recording, reporting and accommodating stowaways found on board. Case studies explain migrant smugglers’ tactics and highlight lessons to be learned from recent stowaway incidents.
Dynamic positioning is a highly effective tool for precision control of vessels, and its use has spread well beyond the offshore oil and gas sector. Increasingly, DP capability is found on dredgers, cruise ships, superyachts and vessels involved in renewable energy projects.
The handbook is the flagship text for the DP Training Scheme administered by The Nautical Institute and provides an indispensable reference for all seafarers who need to understand and use this sophisticated technology.
This book is aimed at the masters and officers of Anchor Handling Tugs and at the towmasters, bargemasters and barge tower foremen who have control over their activities during anchor handling operations.
Taking to the boats, getting away from a stricken vessel and safely negotiating the open sea until rescued is one of the most demanding tasks a seafarer may have to face. No amount of training in sheltered waters can properly replicate the sense of urgency and panic of an emergency abandon ship.