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Reeds Marine Distance Tables

Reeds Marine Distance Tables 17th Edition

Reeds Marine Distance Tables are the perfect ready-reckoner for captains, navigators and owners of merchant and cruise ships large and small wanting a quick and accurate distance reference between all the regularly used commercial ports around the world. They are also of increasing value to the superyacht fleet.

The book is divided into key ‘market areas’, and includes a pull-out map for area identification and easy see-at-a-glance port reference. Traffic Separation Schemes are calculated into the tables whilst the distance to any port not included can easily be determined by making an approximation from the next closest port. Useful tables of major ‘turning points’ around the world (such as Cape Finisterre, Cape Horn and the Dover Straits), Transatlantic distances, world time zones, and time and speed conversion tables are also included.

As well as incorporating general updates and improvements, this edition has been expanded to include distances for the Faroes, Shetlands and Orkneys. Freighter movements, cargo tonnage and cruise ship destinations have all been factored into considering details on the top ten busiest ports worldwide.

Reeds Marine Distance Tables are an invaluable reference for ship owners, operators, brokers, navigators and superyacht skippers. Using this one reference, anyone can calculate the shortest or most economical distances between all the major ports in the world.

Available in paperback RRP£32.99.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Skipper’s Cockpit Navigation Guide

Skipper’s Cockpit Navigation Guide

Whether planning a day sail or a longer passage, at home, at the wheel or at the chart table, the Skipper’s Cockpit Navigation Guide is the ideal instant reference for all skippers and crew. It covers all the essential navigation skills and techniques with a user friendly, easy to follow and succinct approach. Spiral bound to lie flat, and with laminated splash-proof pages, it is the hands-free ready reckoner to help you get where you want to go.

Written in clear, practical language, with clear photos, step-by-step diagrams and actual chart extracts, the book covers:
– Using nautical charts
– Understanding buoys, marks and lights
– Using the compass, log and depth gauge
– Plotting positions (including by dead reckoning), courses and bearings
– Understanding tides (heights, streams, including using tide tables) and currents
– Factoring in the weather
– Making a passage plan, keeping a logbook, and more

An essential title to have on board, this accessible book is aimed at skippers and crews of all levels, whether as a primer for those new to navigating or the perfect aide-memoire for those with prior experience.

Available in paperback and e-book format RRP£12.99.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Ocean Passages and Landfalls

Ocean Passages and Landfalls, Cruising Routes of the World

This cruising guide for ocean voyagers provides invaluable passage-planning information for tried and tested routes around the world.  Climates and weather patterns, currents, seasons and timings are key to selecting routes, but just as important is knowing something about the countries that you will arrive in.  Details of the expected formalities and regulations are followed by essential information on key landfalls, accompanied by the first-hand observations of well-known world sailors and authors Rod Heikell and Andy O’ Grady.

Text and plans have been updated for this third edition which is illustrated with a number of new photographs to inspire both dreamers and passagemakers.

Available in paperback RRP£37.50.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

The Right Way Up

The Right Way Up – Evolution and use of the Small Vessel Stability Book, 1st Edition

This book discusses small vessel stability, with reference to the MCA’s Small Vessel Safety Codes, and is written for all who operate, design, construct or survey small commercial or recreational vessels or are studying to do so.  It provides essential information on the requirements and content of the ship Stability Information Book, which will benefit Masters when preparing for an undertaking their mandatory stability course prior ro assuming command.

It will also enable Code examiners and surveyors to undertand the reasoning behind the requirements of Section 11 and to exercise intelligent judgement on the continuing safe relationship between a ship’s Stability Book and the ship’s condition during inspections.

Available in paperback and e-book format RRP£40.00.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

COSWP Amendment 6

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 Edition, Amendment 6 October 2021

Amendment 6 to the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) 2015 edition provides updates to Chapters 3, 4, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 26.

COSWP provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be covered when introducing a new recruit to the safety procedures on board.

It is a statutory requirement for the current edition of the Code to be carried on board all UK ships, other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The Code contains essential health and safety information and it must be made available to any seafarer on board the ship who requests it.

Amendment 6 includes the following updates:

  • Chapter 3 – New section on the use of mobile phones and other personal electronic devices
  • Chapter 4 – Addition of new sub-sections and an annex on launching drills for lifeboats and rescue boats
  • Chapter 14 – Items added to the permits to work forms
  • Chapter 18 – Ropes and wires information rearranged Chapter 19 Updated advice on the regular examination of lifting equipment or accessories
  • Chapter 19 – Updated advice on the regular examination of lifting equipment or accessories
  • Chapter 20 – Information added about assistive-start substances and maintenance-free storage batteries
  • Chapter 26 – Addition of a new sub-section and annex on safe self-mooring operations and examples of mooring arrangements

The amendment consists of loose-leaf pages that replace select pages from the main edition binder.

RRP £20.00.  Available to order.

Mariner’s Diary 2022

Mariner’s Diary 2022

With over 400 pages, this diary is an asset to the organised mariner.  The spacious layout allows crew to keep note of key day to day events on board and write effective journal entries.  Important contacts can also be added to this handy point of reference.

This diary is practical and motivational.  It includes both entry space and a maritime Iiterary quote for every day of the year.  Mariners can use the diary to record phone calls and meetings, in addition to accessing important country information.

Available in paperback RRP£20.00.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

HSC Code

2000 HSC Code – The International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2021 Edition

The Maritime Safety Committee adopted, in December 2000 by resolution MSC.97(73), the International Code of Safety for HighSpeed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code), which was made mandatory under chapter X (Safety measures for high-speed craft) of the 1974 SOLAS Convention and applies to high-speed craft engaged on international voyages the keels of which are laid or which were at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 July 2002.

This 2021 edition of the 2000 HSC Code contains consolidated text that incorporates the amendments adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee by resolutions:

► MSC.175(79)

► MSC.222(82)

► MSC.260(84)

► MSC.271(85)

► MSC.326(90)

► MSC.352(92)

► MSC.424(98)

► MSC.439(99

Available in paperback and e-book format RRP£35.00.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Browns Nautical Almanac 2022

Brown’s Nautical Almanac, 2022 Edition

Brown, Son and Ferguson Ltd. is proud to announce that the 2022 publication of Brown’s Nautical Almanac will the 145th Edition.

Established in 1850 on the south side of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Brown, Son and Ferguson Ltd. soon started publishing books for the sailing ships that visited the city. In these early days there were few publications on maritime affairs available and its range of titles steadily grew.

A new and exciting era dawned for the firm with the first issue of Brown’s Nautical Almanac in 1876. Every year it continues to be completely revised with ongoing care and attention given to its preparation. It has been edited and arranged to ensure accuracy and ease of reference for a book in daily practical use. The entire book has been re-set so that Navigators will find the tables are sharper and easier to read.

Available in hardback RRP£67.00.  Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com


2120 North Sea

Part of Imray’ s popular small format chart coverage for the Netherlands, this atlas is a convenient A2 format, wirebound along one edge. 

It covers the North Sea coast from the Belgian-French border, through the Zeeland, South Holland and North Holland Coasts up to and including Den Helder.  It includes all the navigational charts and tidal data required for coastal passage and approach.  Also included is a larger-format passage planning sheet for plotting routes across the North Sea.

Due for release in February 2022 RRP £45.00.  Available to pre-order

IAMSAR Manual – Volume III

Mobile Facilities (volume III) is intended to be carried on board rescue units, aircraft and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue or on-scene coordinator function and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.

It also includes Action Cards on: Basic communications plan structure; On-scene coordination; Recovery of people in the water; Man overboard; MEDEVAC by helicopter; and MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation.

Due for release in paperback in March 2022.  Available to pre-order

IAMSAR Manual Volume III Action Cards

Contained in a handy waterproof wallet, the IAMSAR Volume III Action Cards can be removed individually for ease of reference in case of an emergency at sea. They cover:

  • Basic communications plan structure
  • On-scene coordination
  • Recovery of people in the water
  • Man overboard (MOB)
  • MEDEVAC by helicopter
  • MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation

These cards assist personnel who plan and coordinate SAR operations and exercises and can also serve as useful aids for training purposes.

Due for release in paperback in March 2022.  Available to pre-order.

The Ships Atlas

The 19th ediiton The Ships Atlas will be available in March 2022 featuring the location and facilities available for over 15,000 commercial ports and terminals around the globe, and providing customers with the world’s most comprehensive, user-friendly and useful maritime Atlas.

The Ships Atlas benefits from a modern layout and a user-friendly index structure to provide customers with clear, quick access to essential port information content.  With double the map and index content of any other maritime atlas, The Ships Atlas is indisputably the most comprehensive atlas available to the industry.

Due for release in paperback in March 2022.  RRP£190.00.  Available to pre-order.