Tamara C. Burback
An invaluable aid to masters of ships for more than 30 years. Since
the initial publication of the third edition in 2001, many
substantive changes have occurred in both the legal and operational
environments, affecting seagoing vessels and their crews. In response to
these changes, this book has been completely updated and been renamed to
include masters on all seagoing vessels, including oceangoing tugs. A
complete guide for the newly appointed master, it is also useful to
experienced masters as a checklist for the voluminous paperwork required
in all phases of business aboard, including shipping articles, vessel
documents and certificates, crew lists, customs and immigration
requirements, accounting procedures, bills of lading, charter parties,
vessel accidents, and logbooks.
The master of a vessel is required to comply with state and federal laws
that apply to the vessel and crew, the laws of foreign countries when
the vessel is in their waters, and applicable international law.
Mastering the details of these various jurisdictions can be
intimidating, but this handbook demystifies the regulations and states
the requirements in plain language.
New topics in the fourth edition include vessel security, communications,
and flag etiquette. Useful appendixes give details on various agencies
and contact personnel, acronyms and definitions, and medical evacuation
and travelers’ insurance companies.
Size: 6.0in x 9.0in | Pages: 432
Hardback - $59.99 USD