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Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea (BMP5)
Issued June 2018: The purpose of this publication is to help ships plan their voyage and to detect, avoid, deter, delay and report attacks. Experience has shown application of the recommendations in this publication makes a significant difference to the safety of seafarers.

Piracy-specific Best Management Practice (BMP), international navies and capacity building ashore have helped to suppress piracy. However, Somali piracy has not been eradicated and remains a threat.

The BMP contained in this publication mitigates the risk from piracy and other maritime security threats.

Regional instability has introduced other maritime security threats, which include:
  • Deliberate targeting of ships by extremist groups.
  • Collateral damage arising from regional conflict.
BMP piracy measures are effective, but differences in attack methods from other threats may require other forms of mitigation. For example, attacks carried out by extremists may be more determined, as they may be willing to risk their lives.

This new industry publication is available free of charge and be downloaded here:
BMP5.pdf (4Mb)
Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers
Issued June 2018: The purpose of this guidance is to protect seafarers, the ship and cargo and, to facilitate threat and risk assessment and planning for voyages transiting areas where the threat of attack by pirates and armed robbers exists.

This guidance consists of:
  • General advice and recommendations that are common to mitigate against attack by pirates and armed robbers;
  • Guidance on threat and risk assessment, planning and the implementation of self-protection measures; and
  • Appendix A providing information on other security threats and the fundamental requirements and recommendations to ensure that companies and ships can respond to those threats in a proportionate and dynamic way.
  • Annexes providing information on regions where there is a risk of piracy and armed robbery and where prior planning and preparation before transiting the region is recommended.
This guidance is complementary to other industry regional guidance and that issued by international regional organisations such as the Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia produced by ReCAAP ISC in collaboration with other regional organisations.

This new industry publication is available free of charge and be downloaded here:
Global Counter-Piracy Guidance.pdf (12Mb)
NEW 2018: “Chemical Tanker Operations for the STCW Advanced Training Course”
The culmination of almost 3 years work; this publication is a very comprehensive guide to chemical tanker cargo operations. It is an essential reference point for serving officers, chemical tanker ship operators and managers, as well as those undertaking advanced training as required by the STCW Convention.

“With a wealth of knowledge in chemical handling and transport, CDI’s members felt it was essential to draw upon their collective expertise to produce a guide that would not only support the continuity of practical knowledge within the wider chemical tanker industry, but assist candidates studying for the Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations (STCW) course”. said CDI’s General Manager Howard Snaith. He went on to say, “CDI has worked closely with all stakeholders in producing this book, including chemical manufacturers, charterers and parcel tanker operators”.

The book is written as a practical sequential prompt, an aide-mémoire for serving officers and managers, and as a consolidated study guide for those undertaking the advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations as required by the STCW Convention.

The book can be ordered direct from our publishers Witherby Seamanship, email : info@emailws.com
or telephone +44(0)1506 463 227, or by clicking here.
Linked Ship/Shore Emergency Shutdown Systems for Oil and Chemical Transfers
This information paper recommends an Emergency Shutdown (ESD) connection that will link ship and terminal ESD systems, so that manual activation by the terminal or ship will stop cargo transfer operations. The information paper recommends an electrical umbilical incorporating 5-pin twist connectors for universal adoption.

Linked Ship-Shore Emergency Shutdown Systems for Oil and Chemical Transfers.pdf
New CDI Publication: "Guidelines for Liquid Chemical Hose Management"
While the main focus of this NEW book is on the hoses used for the transfer of chemical products, the essential and frequently used range of service hoses for water, steam, air and nitrogen are also covered.
This guide will be a required publication in the new 8th edition CDI Ship Inspection Questionnaire for Chemical Tankers and LPG Tankers, which will be published in Quarter 1; 2015.

The book can be ordered direct from our publishers Witherby Seamanship, email : info@emailws.com
or telephone +44(0)1506 463 227, or by clicking here.
Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals & Liquefied Gases
The Guide is aimed at providing advice for Masters, Marine Superintendents and others, such as STS service providers and transfer organisers, who may be involved in the planning and execution of STS operations. Particular attention is given to the effective planning of operations and aspects that include risk assessment, ship compatibility and the management of workloads to minimise fatigue.

The Guide contains recommendations on safety, minimum equipment levels and good operating practices, but it is recognised that if more stringent international, national or local regulations apply, they must take precedence. The guide is a required publication in the CDI Ship Inspection Reports (SIR’s).

The obtain the guide please contact our publishers Witherby Seamanship www.witherbyseamanship.com email: info@emailws.com or telephone +44(0)1506 463 227

More details available here:
STS_emailer.pdf
Chemical Tankers – A Pocket Safety Guide
This pocket sized book covers basic tanker safety practices for crewmembers who are serving on, or about to serve on, chemical tankers. The booklet provides a good introduction and familiarisation to Chemical Tanker practice, terminology and standards. It is not intended as a detailed operational guide but is aimed at personnel with little or no experience.

The obtain the guide please contact our publishers Witherby Seamanship www.witherbyseamanship.com email: info@emailws.com or telephone +44(0)1506 463 227

More details available here:
PSG_Chemical_Tankers.pdf
CDI Best Practice Recommendation Regarding the use of Nitrogen
The objective of the paper is to set out the Chemical industries recommendation regarding the use of Nitrogen on sea going chemical tankers and to supplement safer ways of working within the industry, fully recognising the dangers of Nitrogen, both to people and ships.

This document is freely available to download here:
CDI-Best_Practice Nitrogen.pdf
Safety Data Sheets for Chemical Tankers – An Information paper for Industry
This information paper has been compiled to assist anyone (Seafarers, Manufacturers, Shippers, Port State Control Officers, National and International Authorities) associated with the carriage of bulk liquid chemicals and other products subject to the international code for the construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous chemicals in bulk – the IBC Code.

This document is freely available to download here:
SafetyData Sheets_ChemicalTankers_A4PaperSize.pdf