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Passage Planning Guide for the Turkish Straits

PPG Turkish Straits

[WITH 804]


This Guide details all the necessary passage planning guidance for Masters and navigating officers when transiting the Turkish Straits. It has been developed to incorporate the latest guidance and practical advice for ships transiting the region. Including transits (North and South) covered by vessel traffic services:

 Çanakkale Strait (Çanakkale Boğazı) = 37 NM

Sea of Marmara = 110 NM

Bosphorus (İstanbul Boğazı) = 17 NM.

This Guide summarises the essential information that Masters require in preparing for a transit of the Turkish Straits and requirements in Türkiye, in addition to providing navigating officers with the necessary guidance to prepare a comprehensive passage plan.


Ballast Water Management

ballast water management

14th Edition - Understanding the regulations, treatment technologies and practical information

[WITH 284]


This edition has been fully revised to reflect current requirements in the management of ballast water since ratification of the BWM Convention.

To assist ship owners with compliance, it sets out national and international ballast water legislation as well as Port State Control and ship administration requirements.

It includes practical considerations relating to system selection, installation/retrofitting, onboard operation, maintenance, monitoring and reporting.


Guidance Manual for Tanker Structures - Consolidated Edition 2024

tanker structures

[WITH 095]


This consolidated edition combines in one guidance manual the various sources of information necessary for assessing the condition of the ballast tanks, cargo tanks and structure of tankers in service.

This revision includes IACS Recommendation No. 72: Confined Space Safe Practice – Rev.3 Dec 2018 and IACS Unified Requirements (UR) Survey and Certification: Z10.4 Hull Surveys of Double Hull Oil Tankers (Rev.18 Feb 2023), where changes introduced in Rev.18 are to be uniformly applied by IACS Societies for surveys commenced on or after 1 July 2024. Phase-Out of Single Hull Tankers.



NAVBasics (3 book set), Third Edition


[WITH 275]


NAVBasics covers everything you need to know about the navigation syllabus at OOW level. It has been designed for the junior officer undertaking study.

The three volumes have been divided carefully, bringing together items that are usually taught in tandem and ensuring the order flows in a logical manner.

Volume 1 covers the Earth, coastal navigation, tides and passage planning. Volume 2 covers sailings, ocean offshore and celestial navigation. The third volume provides an overview of watchkeeping and electronic navigation.

Please note that delivery of the paper physical books may be delayed. 


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