This long overdue “bible” on the perils of the sea and salvage should not just be required reading and compulsory digestion for ship masters but for all officers and for the directors and senior executives of the ship owning companies that manage them.
Simply and clearly presented, it largely comprises a series of vital, and now up-to-date, checklists advising how to respond in the events of all manner of maritime emergency. It is common sense but absolutely vital advice.
It should be clearly displayed in the bookshelves of every chart room of every ship and, equally, in the situation rooms and board rooms of every ship owning company.
Available from Witherby Publishing Group, Livingston, Scotland.