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  • Flip cards. Lights & Shapes
  • Flip cards. Sounds & Lights
  • Flip cards. Code Flags
  • Flip cards. Morse Code
  • Flip cards. CEVNI Signs, Symbols & Lights
  • A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
  • The Boatswain's Manual
  • On Board Training Record Book for Deck Cadets
  • On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets
  • On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Performing part of a Navigational Watch and ratings Qualifying as Able Seafarer Deck
  • On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Performing part of an Engineering Watch and ratings Qualifying as Able Seafarer Engine

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    FLIP CARDS. LIGHTS & SHAPES.
    50 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    An extremely useful set of cards which makes a difficult subject much easier. Each card shows a vessel's display of night-time navigation lights (in colour) or daytime shapes, as seen from your position. In the case of the cards showing lights the vessel's silhouette is just discernible. The meaning is shown on the back of the cards as usual. This set has been a "best seller" for over 20 years. Learning the lights and shapes is a major part of a mariner's study.

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    FLIP CARDS. SOUNDS & LIGHTS.
    47 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    This pack of Flip Cards illustrates the signals made by ships at sea, and covers lights, fog signals and the usual distress and search and rescue signals. They differ from the Lights and Shapes cards in that they show signals rather than navigation signs. The meaning is shown on the back of the card as usual.

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    FLIP CARDS. CODE FLAGS.
    41 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    Each card shows a flag of the International Code in colour on the face, with the signal letter or number and the meaning of the signal flag on the reverse. The phonetic spelling of the letter is also shown, making the set doubly useful. Although no longer required by some yachting authorities, professional seamen and navies still need a knowledge of flag signals. Also in the set is a useful instruction card.

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    FLIP CARDS. MORSE CODE.
    36 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    36 cards showing the Morse symbol, both letters and numerals, with the back of the card giving the meaning. Also in the set is a useful instruction card. For those mariners needing a knowledge of Morse, these Flip Cards have proved to be a quick and simple method of learning and checking.

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    FLIP CARDS. CEVNI SIGNS SYMBOLS & LIGHTS.
    50 Cards in PVC Wallet
    0.08kg. Individual card Size 90mm x 63mm.

    Anyone wishing to navigate mainland European inland waters now needs a CEVNI endorsement to the International Certificate of Confidence (ICC), which can be obtained by passing the appropriate RYA examination. These Flip Cards, printed in colour, are designed to help learn the signs, symbols and lights displayed, which form a major part of CEVNI regulations.

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    A GUIDE TO THE COLLISION AVOIDANCE RULES.
    By A.N.Cockroft & J.N.F. Lameijer. Hardback, 0.46kg, 157mm x 235mm, 183 pages, full colour and black & white illustrations, 7th edition Published 2011.
    The definitive, trusted guide to the rules, used by the largest maritime and naval institutions worldwide - now revised to reflect the 2009 amendments to the International Collision Avoidance Regulations.
  • Includes the full text of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisins at Sea, updated in line with the December 2009 amendments to the rules
  • Contains practical advice on how the regulations should be interpreted and collisions avoided, with insightful discussion of the implications of key phrases and court interpretations
  • Covers important manoeuvring information, with diagrams covering stopping distances, turning circles of ships of various type and size, and a colour section with examples of ships' lights

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuosly since 1965, this respected expert guide is the classic text for all who need to practically and legally understand and comply with the rules.

    The books sets out the 'COLREGs' with clear explanation of their meaning and gives detailed examples of how they have been used in practice by seafarers, as well as excerpts from court judgments to illustrate their legal interpretation.

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    THE BOATSWAIN'S MANUAL.
    By Captain A.G.W.Miller. Hardback, 150mm x 216mm, 332 pages, black and white photos and illustrations.
    Most seamanship books available to young seamen are of the advanced text-book type, intended for candidates studying for Certificates of Competency as Mate or Master and dealing with the technical subjects connected with their Examinations. Such books are of little use to those who wish to learn the rudiments of seamanship work. For this reason, these pages have been compiled as a book of elementary knowledge for the beginner and also as a reference-book for older deck ratings, especially those who seek information relating to everyday seamanship problems, or who wish to prepare for the qualifying examination for the Certificate of Qualification as Efficient Deck Hand (E.D.H.) or for the Certificate of Competency as A.B., issued by the Department of Trade.
    The Regulations relating to the issue of these certificates are included so that the seamen may appreciate the practical value of the information included in the book. The Chapters are arranged to deal with general ship equipment, manual seamanship, mechanical and cargo gear, tanker knowledge, boatwork, cleaning gear, painting, miscellaneous hints and navigational equipment in roughly alphabetical order and should be useful to executive officers and others for reference purposes. Metrication is still slow to come into everyday use and Imperial units are retained except in areas such as paint and rope where the manufacturers have given a lead.

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    ON BOARD TRANING RECORD BOOK FOR DECK CADETS.
    By ISF. Spiral bound, 0.39kg, 297mm x 215mm, 102 pages. New updated edition to comply with STCW 2010.
    In 2010, the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This ISF Training Record Book takes full account of the new requirements for deck cadets, including new competences for ECDIS (Electronic Chart Dispaly and Information Systems). leadership and teamworking, and proactive measures to protect the marine environment.
    The STCW code which contains the detailed requirements of the revised STCW Convention, sets out uniform standards for the attainment of competences in the various maritime skills required to qualify as a watchkeeping officer. The STCW Code also stipulates criteria by which a trainee's attainment of these competencies should be assessed by designated on board training officers.
    Normally completion of this Book will not in itself constitue an official assessment of competence. This is the task of government appointed examiners. However, completion of the ISF Training Record Book shold provide sufficient documentary evidence that a trainee has completed a properly structured on board training programme and has demonstrated competence in the skills required by the amended STCW Convention in order to be certificated as a officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

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    ON BOARD TRANING RECORD BOOK FOR ENGINE CADETS.
    By ISF. Paperback, 0.34kg, spiral bound, 300mm x 210mm, 80 pages. Published 2013.
    In 2010 the IMO Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This Training Record Book takes full account of these new requirements for engineer cadets, including new competence standards for leadership and teamworking, and proacitve measures to protect the marine environment.

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    ON BOARD TRAINING RECORD BOOK FOR RATINGS PERFORMING PART OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH AND RATINGS QUALIFYING AS ABLE SEAFARER DECK.
    By ISF. Spiral bound, 0.28kg, 298mm x 215mm, 68 pages. Published 2011.
    In 2010, the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This ISF Training Record Book takes full account of these new requirements for ratings forming part of a navigational watch. This Book also addresses the additional competence standards stipulated by IMO for the grade of Able Seafarer Deck (former known as Able Seaman or AB).
    The STCW code which contains the detailed requirements of the revised STCW Convention, sets out uniform standards for the attainment of competences in the various maritime skills required to qualify as a watchkeeping rating or an Able Seafarer Deck. The STCW Code also stipulates criteria by which a trainee's attainment of these competencies should be assessed by designated on board training officers.
    Completion of the ISF Training Record Book shold provide sufficient documentary evidence that a trainee has completed a properly structured on board training programme and has demonstrated competence in the skills required by the amended STCW Convention in order to be certificated as a rating performing part of a navigational watch and/or as an Able Seafarer Deck.

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    ON BOARD TRAINING RECORD BOOK FOR RATINGS PERFORMING PART OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH AND RATINGS QUALIFYING AS ABLE SEAFARER ENGINE.
    By ISF. spiral bound, 0.30kg, 298mm x 215mm, 74 pages. Published 2012.
    In 2010, the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This ISF Training Record Book takes full account of these new requirements for ratings forming part of an engineering watch. This Book also addresses the additional competence standards stipulated by IMO for the grade of Able Seafarer Engine.
    The STCW code which contains the detailed requirements of the revised STCW Convention, sets out uniform standards for the attainment of competences in the various maritime skills required to qualify as a watchkeeping rating or an Able Seafarer Engine. The STCW Code also stipulates criteria by which a trainee's attainment of these competencies should be assessed by designated on board training officers.
    Completion of the ISF Training Record Book should provide sufficient documentary evidence that a trainee has completed a properly structured on board training programme and has demonstrated competence in the skills required by the amended STCW Convention in order to be certificated as a rating performing part of an engineering watch and/or as an Able Seafarer Engine.

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