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Witherby Connect - SIRE Module Subscription OCIMF

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The Seamanship Library is a fully customisable digital publication system. Seamanship Library is built around the 'Core Module' that is applicable to all ship types. With over 25 modules of eBooks on offer and more than 600 individual eBooks available, Seamanship Library is the most powerful reference tool available to the shipping industry.

Since its launch 10 years ago, thousands of users in the world of shipping have come to rely on 'Seamanship Library' both ashore and onboard ship to provide them with up-to-date regulatory, operational and technical publications and notices in electronic format.

2012 has seen the 'Seamanship Library' undergo its biggest transformation, now in a new format users can customise their own 'Seamanship Library'. Starting with the 'Core Module' users can then build onto the system by adding additional modules and/or individual eBooks as required.

'Seamanship Library - SIRE / OVID Module' is only available to OCIMF accredited inspectors and contains all the titles included in the CORE Module as well as all OVID and SIRE documents. Please click on 'Contents' to view the full list of IMO eBooks contained within this module.

'Seamanship Library' Features
Powerful Search Engine - allows users to search while within an eBook and also across the whole library returning results from both locked and unlocked eBooks.
Annotations - add annotations(notes) within eBooks, annotations are stored in a central location within the system as well as within the eBooks.
Copy & Past
Print (please note printing limitation apply)
Synchronisation - sync the 'Seamanship Library' to receive notification from WPGL regarding upgrades and new editions (internet connection is required for synchronising).

Keeping Updated
WPGL will send information, through synchronising, about the release of updated or new modules, and a new DVD will be sent if an additional purchase is made and you have chosen not to download direct from our website.

The Seamanship Library has been recognised as electronically equivalent by the following bodies:

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All modules are also available in: 5 user, 10 user, 15 user, 20 user, 25 user & 30 User network licenses for further information please email

Important Information Please Read:

“The DVD offers a collection of eBooks modules that needs to be purchased and unlocked individually. The licence code supplied is valid for one or more modules depending on what has been purchased but is not valid for the entire disc.”

Note: you need to buy this module prior to any extra module in the Seamanship Library system.

The following eBooks are contained within the SIRE / OVID Module:

IMO eBooks:
SOLAS Consolidated 2009 Ed
SOLAS Amendments 2008-2009, 2010 Ed
MARPOL Consolidated 2011 Ed
Rev. MARPOL Annex VI - Regulation for the Preverntion of Air Pollution from Ships, 2008
International Life Saving Appliances Code (LSA Code)
International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) 2007
STCW, 2011 Consolidated Ed
Ballast Water Management Convention & the Guidelines for its Implementation 2009 Ed
International Safety Management (ISM) Code and Guidelines on Implementation of the ISM Code 2010 Ed
ISPS, 2003 Ed

US Regulations:
US Navigation Rules. International – Inland.

Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act) 1920

CFR Title 6

CFR Title 29

CFR Title 30

CFR Title 33

CFR Title 40

CFR Title 46

CFR Title 47

CFR Title 49

ILO Conventions:
ILO Convention
MLC 2006

Merchant Shipping Notices and Flag State Notices - Consolidated 1 Jan 2012 includes:
Cayman Islands
Marshall Islands
United Kingdom (includes CoSWP and all Statutory Instruments for Merchant Shipping).

SIRE Content:

- VIQ for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Carriers, 2009 Edition Rev1
- Lloyd’s Register proposed and future legislation
- Facts about electronic charts and carriage requirements, 2nd edition 2007 (Primar Stavanger and IC-ENC)
- Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Consolidated Edition 2001
- Competence Assurance Guidelines for F(P)SOs
- Tandem Mooring and Offloading Guidelines for Conventional Tankers at F(P)SO Facilities, First Edition 2009
- NWEA Guidelines for the Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations, version 2
- International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals 5th Edition 2006
- Mooring Equipment Guidelines, 3rd Edition, 2008 (MEG3) - reprinted 2009
- Survival Craft, A Seafarer’s Guide, OCIMF 2008
- Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Arabian Sea Area (BMP4), Aug 2011
- All the OCIMF Information Papers
- IMO MSC (Marine Safety Committee) Circulars from 2002
- IMO MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) Circulars from 2002
- IMO MSC (Marine Safety Committee) Resolutions (all)
- IMO MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) Resolutions (all)
Note/. All of the IMO MSC & MEPC circulars are compiled and prepared exclusively for SIRE and are only available to purchasers of this special edition.

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