Maritime Links

SECTION A: MARITIME TREATY INSTRUMENTS
Treaty-making organizations
International Labour Organization (ILO) International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
United Nations United Nations system of organisations World Health Organization (WHO)

 

SECTION A: MARITIME TREATY INSTRUMENTS
International treaties
ILO Employment Standards - A New Approach? - ISF 'Key Issue' paper IMO Conventions (status table in full) Miscellaneous conventions incl. Tonnage (good notes)
ILO labour standards for seafarers IMO publications OPRC Convention (good Briggs Marine notes on production of contingency plans to meet MCA approval)
ILO publication listing maritime standards International Convention on Arrest of Ships 1999 Safety conventions (good notes on SOLAS, STCW, etc. and their Amendments, Protocols, etc.)
IMO Conventions (entry-into-force dates) International treaties (1997 links to non-IMO treaties) searules.com (Lloyd's List/Denholm Ship Management online regulations service) (subscribers only)
IMO Conventions (good notes on methods of adoption, amendment, enforcement, etc.) Liability conventions (good notes on CLC, Fund Convention, Athens Convention, etc. and their Amendments, Protocols, & c) UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea)
IMO Conventions (status summary table) Marine pollution conventions (good notes on MARPOL, etc. and their Amendments, Protocols, etc.)

 

SECTION B: THE FLAG STATE
UK legislature
House of Commons and Commons Select Committees House of Lords and House of Lords Select Committees Parliament
UK law
Acts of Parliament (1996 to date) London Maritime Arbitrators' Association (LMAA) Merchant Shipping legislation (MCA list)
Commercial and Admiralty UK court cases indexed by subject matter London Shipping Law Centre Merchant Shipping Notices (MSNs)
Consultation Paper on Possible Legislation to Combat Alcohol Abuse at Sea Marine Guidance Notes (MGNs) Statutory Instruments (1997 to date)
Court Service (England & Wales court information) Marine Information Notes (MINs)
UK Government organizations
British Shipping - Charting a New Course (Government policy paper) Health and Safety Executive (HSE) MCA press releases
Command Papers (including White Papers, Green Papers and a list of other consultative documents on various sites) Her Majesty's Stationery Office MCA prosecutions
Consultation papers on shipping Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Radiocommunications Agency (RA)
Environment Agency MCA contacts list UK public sector organisations (many links)
Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee MCA detention lists
European and international maritime and commercial law
Admiralty & Maritime Law Guide (US site with good links to many international organisations) European Commission (EC) International commercial law (Australian site)
Eur-Lex (European Union law) Giaschi & Margolis (good links to other sites) Ship arrest and maritime claims (Australian site)
Foreign flag state authorities and registers
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Cyprus Flag Liberian International Shipping and Corporate Registration Office (LISCR)
Australian Registry of Ships Hong Kong Shipping Register Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS)
Bahamas Maritime Authority Hong Kong Marine Department US Coast Guard
Belize Registry International Registries Inc. (Marshall Islands register)
Cambodian Registry Isle of Man Shipping

 

SECTION C: THE SHIPOWNER, OPERATOR AND MANAGER
Cable ship operators
Global Marine Systems
Chemical tanker operators
Bona Shipping Denholm Ship Management Norbulk Shipping UK
Broström Tankers Dorchester Maritime Odfjell Tankers
Chemical tanker owners (links) Jo Tankers Stolt-Nielsen
Cruise ship companies
Airtours PLC Disney Cruise Line Royal Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises Festival Cruises Swan Hellenic
Cunard Seabourne Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Windstar Cruises
Cruise line links P&O Cruises
Cruise line links (a huge list) Princess Cruises
Dredging companies
Boskalis Dredging International HAM Dredging (with dredging techniques well explained)
Dry bulk shipping companies
Associated Bulk Carriers (P&O Group) Lauritzen Bulkers Oldendorff
Bergesen d.y. Gearbulk Stena Bulk
Leif Hoegh Mitsui OSK Lines Stephenson Clarke
Ferry companies (mostly serving UK ports)
Brittany Ferries Isle of Man Steam Packet P&O Stena Line Ship
Buquebus Isles of Scilly Steamship Co. Red Funnel Line (Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Steam Packet Co.)
Caledonian MacBrayne Merchant Ferries Sea Containers
Cenargo (parent company of Merchant Ferries) Norfolk Line Stena Line
Condor Ferries P&O European Ferries Swansea Cork Ferries
Ferry company links P&O Portsmouth Truckline
Hoverspeed P&O Irish Sea Ferries Wightlink
Internet Ferry Guide (lots of links to operators worldwide) P&O North Sea Ferries
Irish Ferries P&O Scottish Ferries
Gas carrier operators
Bibby Line Group (LPG carriers) Maersk Company Shipping Division (LPG carriers) Norwegian Gas Carriers (LPG carriers)
Gas carrier owners (links) Mitsui OSK Lines (LNG carriers)
Lauritzen-Kosan (LPG carriers)
Heavy lift ship operators
Dockwise Jumbo Shipping Mammoet Shipping
Liner shipping companies
Andrew Weir Shipping (Bank Line) Curnow Shipping (operators of RMS 'St Helena') Maersk-Sealand
APL (American President Lines) Everard Lines (forest products liner service) Mitsui OSK Lines
Canada Maritime (ice-strengthened box boats) Evergreen OOCL
Cosco (China Ocean Shipping Co.) Maersk Company Shipping Division P&O Nedlloyd
Ministry of Defence organisations operating ships
Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) Royal Navy (RN)
Miscellaneous shipping sites
Freightworld list of shipping companies Internet Guide to Freighter Travel Shipping companies links pages (a huge international list)
Offshore vessel operators
Boskalis Offshore (dredging, pipeline & trenching services) Maersk Company Shipping Division Stolt Offshore
Caldive (DSV operator) Maersk Supply Surf Offshore(good OSV info/images)
Eidesvik Shipping Marr Vessel Management Swire Pacific Offshore
Heerema (construction and heavy lift vessels) Offshore company links (a huge list, but few shipowners) Tidewater Offshore
Reefer vessel operators
Cool Carriers Hamburg-Sud Lauritzen Reefers
Geest Hanjin Star Reefers
Reefer vessel operators
British Antarctic Survey (polar supply/research ships) CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture) (fisheries research ships) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Shipowners' organizations
BIMCO International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
Chamber of Shipping (UK) International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Sea Safety Group
Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association Intertanko (independent tanker owners' association) UK Maritime Forum
Intercargo (dry bulk cargo shipowners' association) International Shipping Federation (ISF) United Kingdom Offshore Operators’ Association (UKOOA)
Ken Olsen's shipowners' organisations links
Short sea shipping companies
F T Everard Lapthorn Group
Towage companies
Cory Towage Smit Harbour Towage Company Wijsmuller Harbour & Terminal Towage

 

SECTION D: THE SHIP
Design and construction
Astilleros, Spain Masa Yards, Finland Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association
Blohm + Voss, Germany Fincantieri, Italy Ship Technology
Incat, Australia (high speed craft builder) Ken Olsen's shipyard links (a huge list) Superseacat
Classification societies
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Hellenic Register of Shipping Polish Register of Shipping (PRS)
Bureau Veritas (BV) International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Registro Italiano Navale (RINa)
China Classification Society (CCS) Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
Cyprus Bureau of Shipping (CBS) Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR) Turk Loydu
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Ships' equipment
Aspli Safety (LSA) Comet (pyrotechnics) Jotron (UK) (survivor location aids)
BESCO (lifeboats) Crewsaver (lifejackets) Kelvin Hughes (chart services)
BMEC register of systems, services and equipment Datrex (LSA) L & G Marine Fire and Safety
British Marine Equipment Council (BMEC) Hammar (hydrostatic releases) McMurdo (survivor location aids)
British Marine Industries Federation (BMIF) I C Brindle & Co. (LSA) Solar Solve (anti-glare roller screens)
British Maritime Technology International Safety Products (LSA) UK Hydrographic Office
British Standards Institute (BSI) Jason’s Cradle (rescue stretchers and davits)

 

SECTION E: MASTER AND CREW
STCW Convention
IMO Library Bibliography on STCW
UK academic institutions providing mainstream nautical training
An online guide for Indian students interested in studying in UK featuring a searchable course database. A registry of publicly funded and private learning providers in the UK - Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills Database of educational opportunities in teh UK at school, undergraduate, postgraduate and research level.[Hotcourses.com]
Independent Schools Information about UCAS and the application provess for undergraduate and HND courses Postgraduate courses, access to over 20,000 courses in the UK at postgraduate and research level.[prospects.ac.uk]
Postgraduate courses, access to over 20,000 courses in the UK at postgraduate and research level.[postgrad.hobsons.com] Further education / vocational courses Londons leading course guide : The official guide to courses in greater London.
International centre for distance learning (ICDL) Teaching quality information access to updated information about the quality of higher education in the UK universities and colleges. Research Assessment Exercise [RAE] List of comparative research ratings of UK institutions.
Scholarships available for study in the UK Comprehensive information source of scholarships and fellowships available for international students to study in the UK. Student Visas Information about UK Visa procedures, guidance notes including application forms and contact details. Council for international student affairs Provides information and advice about the various aspects of recruitment and support to international students.
UK Universities, colleges and research sites UK sensitive map giving access to universities, colleges of higher and further education. Official travel guide to Britain Provides free travel information, advice and literature on all aspects of travel to Britain. Working in the UK Work Permits (UK) administer the work permit arrangements and other related schemes on behalf of the UK government.
Academic institutions (MCA links) Glasgow College of Nautical Studies National Sea Training Centre, Gravesend
Banff & Buchan College, Freserburgh Liverpool John Moore’s University North Atlantic Fisheries College, Shetland
Blackpool & the Fylde College, Fleetwood Lowestoft College South Tyneside College, South Shields
Warsash Maritime Centre (Southampton Institute)
Other institutions & organisations concerned with maritime training, education & research
Association of Marine Electronics and Radio Colleges (AMERC) Jewel & Esk Valley College (for GMDSS courses) North Sea Training Services (CPSCRB, FRB & EDH courses)
Cardiff Law School (for maritime law courses) Lairdside Maritime Centre. Liverpool. John Moore’s University Shipsafe Training Group
Cardiff University of Wales Marine institute. Memorial Newfoundland Southampton University Institute of Maritime Law
Centre for Advanced Maritime Studies (CAMS) Marlins (English for seafarers) Southampton University Institute of Maritime Law links
Centre for Crisis Psychology Merchant Marine and Maritime (links to maritime training institutes) The Dynamic Positioning Centre, London (for DP training)
HOTA (seafarer training in Hull) Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) University of Wales Department of Maritime Studies and International Transport
Seafarers' organisations
Apostleship of the Sea Marine Society NUMAST (officers' union)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Maritime Volunteer Service RMT (ratings’ union)
Institute of Marine Engineers Missions to Seafarers Seafarers International Research Center (Cardiff University)
International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations Nautical Institute Seafarers’ Benefits Advice Line
Seafarer recruitment and manning
sea farers recruitment & Manning

 

SECTION F: THE SHIP'S EMPLOYMENT
Market reports
Market reports for various shipping sectors (an excellent site)
Parties
Agents: Association of International Shipping Agents Maritime lawyers: Comite Maritime International (CMI) Shipbrokers: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Charterers: Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Shipbrokers & agents (USA): Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA) Shippers: British Shippers Council
Freight forwarders: British International Freight Association (BIFA) Shipbrokers: Baltic Exchange
Shipbrokers
Barry Rogliano Salles Drewry Shipping Consultants Offshore Shipbrokers
BRS tanker freight rates SGibson ShipBuySell.com (free online Sale & Purchase brokerage)
Cargobiz.com Howe Robinson ShipDesk
Charterhouse Shipbroking LevelSeas.com Simpson Spence and Young
Chartering Handbook (good info on shipbroking practice) Monsted Chartering Virtual Chartering (online chartering)
Clarksons NetShipbrokers
Liner agents
OT Africa Line Vogt & Maguire
Carriage of goods law
Countryman & McDaniel good site for cargo disasters! Hague-Visby Rules Lex Mercatoria (everything on carriage of goods law!)
Hague-Visby Rules Hamburg Rules
Shipping trades
Container shipping sites (good links) Cruise shipping sites Reefer shipping sites
Container alliances Cruise Lines International Association TimberWeb.com (global timber market)

 

SECTION G: MARINE INSURANCE AND GENERAL AVERAGE
Marine insurance
Cargo insurance law (Lex Mercatoria) International Underwriting Association Lloyd’s brokers (directory)
Central Union of Marine Underwriters (CEFOR) International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Marine Insurance Act 1906 (text)
Healy & Baillie - Legal and Maritime Links - P & I and Insurance Resources Lloyd's Marine Insurance Megasite (numerous links)
International Association of Producers of Insurance and Reinsurance (BIPAR) Lloyd’s Agency and Salvage
P&I clubs
American Steamship Owners Mutual P&I Association London Steam-Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Swedish Club
Assuranceforeningen Gard (Gjensidig) North of England P&I Association UK P&I Club
Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig) Standard Steamship Owners' P&I Association
France P&I Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association
Loss adjusters
Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters Marine Insurance Megasite claims section Richards Hogg Lindley
General Average
York-Antwerp Rules 1994 (text)

 

SECTION H: AT SEA
Emergencies, GMDSS and search and rescue
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Shipping emergencies - Search and Rescue and the GMDSS (Focus on IMO paper)
INMARSAT
Marine accidents
AMSA list of flag state organisations responsible for shipping casualties International Marine Accident Reporting Scheme (MARS) Marine Accident Investigators International Forum
US Coast Guard casualty Reports
Pollution
Briggs Marine (oil spill response specialists) Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) OPA 90 – US Government report on double-hull tanker legislation
British Oil Spill Control Association (BOSCA) Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA 90) Sea Empress Oil Spill (University of Wales School of Biological Sciences)
International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA 90) - text of Act
ITOPF summary of oil spill response arrangements and resources Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
Salvage
Bugsier, Germany Lloyd's Open Form (downloadable) Tsavirlis Group, Greece
Cory Towage, UK Orkney Towage, UK Wijsmuller Salvage, Netherlands
Howard Smith Salvage Ltd, UK Semco, Singapore World Salvage Directory (ISU links)
International Salvage Union (ISU) Smit Pentow, South Africa
Lloyd’s Agency Salvage Arbitration Branch Smit Tak BV, Netherlands

 

SECTION I: IN PORT
Agents
Cory Brothers Shipping Denholm Shipping Services Shipping & port agents (a huge database)
Salvage
Bunkerworld.com
Customs & Excise (UK)
HM Customs & Excise
Miscellaneous port sites
British Ports Association Institute of Logistics and Transport Ports links: Ken Olsen’s links
British Ports Industry Training (BPIT) International Association of Ports and Harbours Review of the arrangements for harbourpilotage under the Pilotage Act 1987
Chartered Institute of Transport Port Marine Safety Code Ships in port (listed)
Port State Control
AMSA list of flag state organisations responsible for port state control Tokyo MOU on Port State Control regime (Asia-Pacific) USCG Port State Control Home Page
Paris Memorandum Secretariat US Coast Guard Port State Control (USA) Viña del Mar Agreement on Port State Control (S. America)
Paris MOU on Port State Control regime (Europe & Canada) US Coast Guard Port State Information Exchange
Surveys and investigations
Cargo Survey Network (UK ports) Marine Insurance Megasite surveyors section SIRE Ship Inspection Report Programme
International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Salvage Association
UK ports and port operators
Aberdeen Glasgow and Clyde ports Milford Haven
Associated British Ports Goole Newport
Ayr Grangemouth P&O Ports
Barrow Great Yarmouth Penzance
Barry Grimsby Plymouth
Belfast Heysham Port Talbot
Cardiff Hull Rosyth
Colchester Immingham Silloth
Dover Ipswich Southampton
Dundee King’s Lynn Southampton Container Terminal
Falmouth Larne Sullom Voe
Felixstowe Leith & Granton Teignmouth
Fleetwood Liverpool Tilbury
Forth Ports (Leith, Grangemouth, Burntisland, Granton,Methil) London Troon
Garston Lowestoft Whitby
World ports
Dubai Ports Authority (with jobs vacancy page) Miami Singapore
Hong Kong Rotterdam World Ports database (search by country or port name)
SECTION J: MISCELLANEOUS SITES OF INTEREST
General maritime links
Miscellaneous maritime links National Maritime Museum links page maritime direct is an international shipping business site. Interest to managers as well has details on tanker container and blk carrier markets.
The royal fleet auxillary site, contains fleet details, contact lists etc e-zine for sailing enthusiasts, includes local news events services and harbour guides websites for a safety at sea editorial
site for maritime sailing enthusiasts. Sailing information listing of sailing clubs and schools as well as a photo gallery. marine society magazine site. Includes the web ships project. U.S based e-commerce venture for ship owners and suppliers to do business. Enables purchases of spares and stores over the internet and provides quotes.
Gps and raster charting systems site. Distance learning programmes from nec. over 140 programmesranging from i.t. to book keeping. Summaries of safety digest and accident reports available on:
The national training org for british shipping. Details careers in shipping, courses and general maritime news. Contains links to all major maritime colleges. Site for the maritime museum and research, offers cross indexed material for maritime related topics.
Imtech specialists for turnkey projects, ibs, propulsion control systems, power generation and distribution, machinery monitoring and control, electrical installations, electrical drives, hvac etc
Maritime glossaries
Marine Transport Corporation (tanker company) Shipbroking terms US Marine Administration Glossary of Shipping Terms
Professor Tetley's Shipping abbreviations
Merchant Navy
The Red Duster (MN enthusiast’s site with very good info about some of the ‘great’ British companies) Merchantnavy.com (lots of links)
Miscellaneous
Centre for Marine and Petroleum Technology Navies of the world – databases of warships Precious Associates (maritime consultants)
Monsted Chartering links (interesting for brokers & operators) Offshore projects in North Sea, with contractor links Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge)
Nautical book shops
Kelvin Hughes Maritime resources for mariners (American site) Warsash Nautical Books
Sea survival(see also Ship's Equipment in Section D)
Poon Lim (sea survival record holder – 133 days adrift) Equipped to Survive (survival publications and videos)
Ship canals
Kiel Canal (United Canal Agency) Panama Canal Suez Canal (transit information & instructions)
Ship enthusiasts' sites
American warship photos Shiplover's page (good photos and links) World Ship Society
Maritime museum links Ship photographs
National Maritime Museum Ship photographs by Don Burgess
Shipping journals and news agencies
Classic Fast Ferries Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (for chemical and gas tankers, DGs, etc., with links to chemical & gas tanker owners) Seatrade Web Newsfront
Fairplay LLP (for Lloyd’s List, etc.) Shipping Times of Singapore
Fast Ferry International Marine Log Tradewinds
Shipping statistics
European Union: Transport in Figures (transport data for the Member States) OECD – Shipping Transport Statistics UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport (1999) – Statistics
Webcams showing shipping activity
CargoLaw transport cams index Panama Canal – Miraflores Locks live cam Tommy’s list of live webcams
French directory of world cams Rotterdam – Botlek Traffic Centre live cam (control it yourself)

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