Witherby Digital maintain an eBook system for registered SIRE and OVID Inspectors.
1) Content that is available in both the SIRE and OVID Library:
SOLAS Consolidated Edition 2009
SOLAS Amendments 2008 and 2009
SOLAS Amendments 2010-2011
MARPOL Consolidated Edition 2011
MARPOL Annex VI and NTC 2008 with Guidelines for Implementation, 2013 Edition
Life-Saving Appliances including LSA
Code, 2010 Edition.
Int’l Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code), 2007
STCW 2011 incl. 2010 Manila amendments
Ballast Water Management Convention, 2009 Edition.
International Safety Management Code ISM Code, 2010 Ed
Guide to Maritime Security and the ISPS Code 2003, 2013 Ed
1989 MODU Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Consolidated Edition 2001
2009 MODU Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Edition 2010
Crude Oil Washing
Dedicated Clean Ballast Tanks
Inert Gas Systems
Guidelines for the development of Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP) 2010
Anchoring Systems and Procedures (First Edition, 2010).
Competence Assurance Guidelines for F(P)SOs
International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals 5th Edition 2006
Manifold Recommendations for Liquefied Gas Carriers (First Edition, 2011 – Reprinted Dec 2011).
Mooring Equipment Guidelines, 3rd Edition, 2008 – reprinted 2009 (MEG3)
NWEA Guidelines for the Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations, version 2.
OCIMF Information Papers
SIGTTO reports, guidance and information papers
Survival Craft, A Seafarer’s Guide, OCIMF 2008
Tandem Mooring and Offloading Guidelines for Conventional Tankers at F(P)SO Facilities, First Edition 2009
The Safe Transfer of Liquefied Gas in an Offshore Environment (STOLGOE) (First Edition, 2010)
Ballast Water Management, 4th Edition
Marine Fuels & Emissions
Passage Planning Guidelines, 2nd Edition.
IMO Resolutions 1953 to 2011
MSC / MEPC Resolutions and Circulars
Flag State Regulations
Isle of Man
Shipping Regulations and Guidance
Access to the latest edition of the regulatory periodical ‘Shipping Regulations & Guidance’ and all of the back issues since it was launched in 2009.
World Countries Information
Shipping Terms and Acronyms
Piracy - Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy
Ship Captain's Medical Guide
The American Practical Navigator (BOWDITCH)
Various NIMA publications (Sight Reduction Tables, Distances Between Ports, Radar Navigation)
Best Management Practices (BMP4) for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (version 4, August 2011)
2) Content that is only available in the SIRE Module:
In addition to the content detailed in 1), the following documents are provided for SIRE Inspectors.
- 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)
- Ship to Ship Transfer Guide for Petroleum, Chemicals and Liquefied Gases, 2013 Edition
3) Content that is only available in the OVID Module:
In addition to the content detailed in 1), the following documents are provided for OVID Inspectors
- Code of safe practice for the carriage of cargoes and persons by offshore supply vessels (OSV Code)
- Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA)
- The FPSO Handbook