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    Witherby Seamanship International

    Witherby Seamanship International Ltd is a specialist publisher of marine training, reference and regulatory materials, providing the finest books and publications to the shipping industry. All of Witherby's titles are available as eBooks. To purchase any of them in the eBook version, please contact us at


    Witherby Connect is the new online library solution for the maritime industry. Created by Witherbys’ in-house development team, Witherby Connect provides users with streamlined access to all major industry publications.

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    Passage Planning Guide - Panama Canal, 2024-25 Edition

    This Guide details the requirements and preparations for Masters and Navigating Officers on vessels intending to transit the Panamax or Neopanamax locks of the Panama Canal.

    US Ballast Water Management Regulations

    This publication provides a comprehensive overview of US ballast water management regulations, including federal to state level requirements, the development of future US legislation and ballast water exchange and treatment. It provides detailed information on the ballast water management systems (BWMS) that are type-approved by the US Coast Guard (USCG) for ballasting operations in US waters.

    ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping, 2024 Edition

    Hardcopy expected in stock from 18th June 2024. This 2024-25 edition sets out procedures for the correct configuration of ECDIS and, utilising the APEM (appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring) methodology, highlights best practices for passage planning and watchkeeping.

    SIGTTO Liquefied Gas Terminals, First Edition - Site Selection, Design and Operation of Marine Facilities

    This document aims to communicate best practice on risk reduction measures for terminals that are designed using prescriptive or risk-based approaches. While this document does not advocate for any one approach, risk-based language is used to help communicate best practice effectively. Products such as LNG, LPG, ammonia and CO2 are covered by this document in response to the growing demand in the liquefied gas industry.

    Bills of Lading: A Guide to Good Practice, 4th Edition

    This publication is designed to help understand Bills of Lading and the problems and practical issues common to their everyday use.

    eBook - Guide to Port Entry 2024

    Commercial ports are vital in the maritime environment. Understanding each port's details, including policies, procedures, facilities and restrictions, is crucial for seamless visits. Effective planning starts with the accurate information provided by Guide to Port Entry.

    ECDIS Safety Settings and UKC Management, 2nd Edition

    This publication is a guide to ECDIS safety setting and under keel clearance (UKC) management. This booklet aims to provide a deeper insight into the principal Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) safety settings and provide guidance to ensure they are understood by the ECDIS operator. It explains how under keel clearance (UKC) should be calculated and effectively managed by the navigator.

    ECDIS Procedures Guide - 2023-2024 Edition

    ECDIS Procedures Guide Part 1 has been significantly updated to reflect all the latest software, hardware, documentation, PSC/audit skill gaps and best practice procedures in ECDIS navigation. It includes worked examples from different manufacturers’ systems and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating AI in ECDIS usage. For many ships, this development will require a modernisation of current practices, which this Guide aims to assist with. All recommendations are designed to accompany a ship’s safety management system (SMS). Part 2 of the Guide features fully updated familiarisation checklists and key menu functions to be aware of when operating specific manufacturers’ systems. Part 3 – Type Specific Quick Reference Guides has been updated to reflect the latest software versions and functionalities.

    MNTB Fire Courses Criteria, 2nd Edition

    This publication provides criteria for the development of courses to deliver training in fire prevention and firefighting (FP&FF) and advanced firefighting (AFF), alongside the updated training requirements for both FP&FF and AFF. It includes the tanker firefighting requirements, in accordance with international regulations for seafarer training

    Double Hull Oil Tankers - Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures, 3rd Edition

    This manual offers guidelines for double hull oil tankers constructed primarily for the carriage of oil in bulk. It includes a review of survey preparation guidelines which cover safety elements and the preparations required before surveys can be carried out. The book highlights what to look for, possible causes and recommends viable repair methods.

    Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use - 5th Edition 2024

    This practical and easy to understand workbook supports the owner, Master and the ship's crew with cyber security risk management. It contains comprehensive checklists to assist with the day-to-day management of onboard cyber security and facilitates collaboration between ships, onshore IT departments and equipment manufacturers.

    INTERTANKO Seafarers' Practical Guide to SIRE 2.0 Inspections

    The purpose of this Guide is to assist staff and operators serving on board oil, chemical and gas tankers to prepare for a vessel's SIRE 2.0 ship inspection by providing a greater understanding of the requirements of the SIRE 2.0 questionnaire. This Guide should be used in conjunction with the latest OCIMF-SIRE 2.0 Question Libraries.