Contains the STCW Convention and STCW Code. The STCW aims to promote safety of life and property at sea and protection of the marine environment by establishing international standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers.
The mission co-ordination volume to assist personnel who plan and co-ordinate SAR operations and exercises.
IAMSAR Volume III for Mobile Facilities, is intended to be carried aboard rescue units, aircraft, and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue, or on-scene coordinator function and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.
Contains the three most important IMO instruments dealing with life-saving appliances; the LSA Code, the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances MSC.81(70) and the Code of Practice for Evaluation, Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances A.520(13).
In 1973 the MSC agreed that when language difficulties arise English should be used for navigational purposes. Under STCW, the ability to use and understand the SMCP is required for the certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.
Intended for communications between ships aircraft and authorities ashore during situations related to the safety of navigation and person especially useful when language difficulties arise.
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