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Shipping Agency Turkey carries out all types of the food supply and kitchen equipments and the fruits and vegetables are daily and delivered as extremely fresh to the ship and all kinds of meat and the meat products, as well as the dry food and the products of every kind of food, you can think of, can be supplied

Our priority in the supply of the rations is to be the products of which the storage has a very long-lasting periods. All of our products are in very high quality and suitable for certain international standards and the supply of all kinds of food are made by us.

Our Serve Ports : Istanbul Ship Supply, Tuzla Ship Supply ( All Shipyards ) , Izmit Bay Ship Supply, Derince Ship Supply, Diliskelesi Ship Supply , Yalova Ship Supply, Tekirdag Ship Supply, Eregli Ship Supply

The Shipping AgencyTurkey, may have establish communications with your previously agreed food suppliers and in coordination and without any delay, even may provide supplies ,except the compulsory, during the Istanbul transit passage of the ships and no agency fee or any additional charge is carried out for this service

Useful Links

Below are collected some links that may be of interest. 

TURKISH MARITIME LINKS | WORLD LINKS | SHIPPING INDUSTRY SITES | SHIPPING COMPANIES | LAW | PORTS 

TURKISH MARITIME LINKS:

Turkish Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs 
(T.C. Başbakanlık Denizcilik Müsteşarlığı)
http://www.denizicilik.gov.tr

Turkish Chamber of Shipping
(Deniz Ticaret Odası)
http://www.chamber-of-shipping.org.tr

Turkish Maritime Pilots' Association
(Türk Kılavuz Kaptanlar Derneği) 
http://www.turkishpilots.org

Turkish Lloyd
(Türk Loydu) 
http://www.turkloydu.org

İstanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty
(İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi)
http://www.tdf.itu.edu.tr/itudf.asp

İstanbul Technical University Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Egineering
(İTÜ Gemi İnşaatı ve Deniz Bilimleri Fakültesi)
http://www.gidb.itu.edu.tr

Dokuz Eylül University School of Maritime Business and Management 
(Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Deniz İşletmeciliği ve Yönetimi Yüksek Okulu)
http://www.deu.edu.tr/smbm/index.html

Chamber of Turkish Naval Architects
(Gemi Mühendisleri Odası)
http://www.gmo.org.tr

Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association
(DenizTemiz Derneği)
http://www.turmepa.org.tr

Turkish Marine Research Foundation
(Türkiye Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı - TÜDAV)
http://www.tudav.org

Turkish Naval Forces
(T.C. Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı) 
http://www.dzkk.tsk.mil.tr 

Turkish Coast Guard
(T.C. Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı) 
http://www.sgk.tsk.mil.tr 

Department of Navigation, Hydrography and Ocenaography
(Seyir, Hidrografi ve Oşinografi Dairesi) 
http://www.shodb.gov.tr

Turkish Coastal Safety and Salvage Administration
(Kıyı Emniyeti ve Gemi Kurtama İşletmeleri Genel Müdürlüğü) 
http://www.salvage.gov.tr

Turkish Seafarers' Union 
(Türkiye Denizciler Sendikası)
http://www.turkiyedenizcilersendikasi.org

Seamen's Solidarity Association
(Denizciler Dayanışma Derneği) 
http://www.ddd.org.tr

Naval Museum
(Deniz Müzesi) 
http://www.dzkk.tsk.mil.tr/Muze/Turkish/Ana_Sayfa.htm


WORLD LINKS: 
 

 

BIMCO
www.bimco.dk

Comité International Maritime (CMI)
www.comitemaritime.org

Equasis
www.equasis.org

Gallagher Marine Systems (GMS provide emergency response and spill management services to Member shipowners in the case of an oil spill or threatened oil spill in US waters).
www.gallaghermarine.com

Home Port Maritime Information Gateway (An online catalogue of maritime related Internet resources)
www.port.nmm.ac.uk

IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
www.iccwbo.org 

International Maritime Organisation
www.imo.org

Intercargo
www.intercargo.org

International Association of Classification Societies
www.iacs.org.uk

International Chamber of Shipping
www.marisec.org

International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds
www.iopcfund.org

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited
www.itopf.com

Intertanko
www.intertanko.com

Linershipping.net (Information on all aspects of liner shipping, including schedules, port and fleet statistics, freight rates and shipping line profiles)
www.ci-online.co.uk

Lloyds List and Insurance Day
www.llplimited.com

Lloyds Salvage/SCOPIC
www.lloydsoflondon.com

Marine Spill Response Corporation
www.msrc.org

MARS (Marine Accident Reporting Scheme)
www.nautinst.org

Oil Companies Marine Forum
www.ocimf.com

Oil Spill Response Ltd
www.osrl.co.uk

The Baltic Exchange
www.balticexchange.com 

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
www.mcagency.org.uk

UK- DTI Information on Export Control (Information on UK sanctions)
http://www.dti.gov.uk/export.control/index.htm

USA Office of Foreign Assets Control (Information on US sanctions)
www.treas.gov/ofac

USA Coast Guard
www.uscg.mil

World Shipping Directory
http://wsd.world.no 
 

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SHIPPING INDUSTRY SITES:
Acuerdo Latinoamericano 
American Bureau of Shipping 
Australian Maritime Safety Authority 
The Baltic Exchange 
Barry, Rogliano & Salles 
BIMCO 
Bolero 
Bolero Association 
Briggs Marine Environmental Services Ltd 
Bureau Veritas 
C-Map 
Central Union of Marine Underwriters Norway 
The Chamber of Shipping 
ChartCo 
China Classification Society 
H Clarkson 
ClassNK 
Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping 
Det Norske Veritas 
Discovery Photos 
DNV Register of Vessels 
Drewry Shipping Consultants 
Dynamar 
East Asia Response Ltd 
EPIC 
Equasis 
European Shippers Council 
European Union Maritime Policy 
European Union Directorate - General Energy and Transport 
Fearnleys 
Galbraiths 
German Marine Insurers Cargo Database 
Germanischer Lloyd 
Gibsons 
Green Awards 
Hazardous Materials Advisory Council 
Hong Kong Port & Maritime Board 
Hong Kong Shipowners Association 
Howe Robinson 
IMB Piracy Reporting Centre 
IMO Maritime Directory 
Inmarsat 
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 
Institute of Logistics and Transport 
Institute of Marine Engineers 
Interbox 
Intercargo 
International Association of Classification Societies 
International Association of Ports and Harbours 
International Chamber of Commerce 
International Chamber of Shipping 
International Commission on Shipping 
International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare 
International Labour Organisation 
International Maritime Bureau (IMB) 
International Maritime Organisation 
International Navigation Association (PIANC) 
International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds 
International Ship Managers Association (ISMA) 
International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA) 
International Shipping Federation 
International Standards Organisation 
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited 
International Underwriting Association 
Intertanko 
ISU 
Japan Coast Guard 
Japan Shipping Exchange 
Japan Shipowners' Association 
Japan Shipping Exchange 
Japanese Ministry of Transport 
Korean Register of Shipping 
Lloyd's of London 
Lloyd's Register of Shipping 
London Shipping Law Centre 
Major Hazard Incident Data Service 
Marine Accident Investigation Branch (UK) 
Marine Accident Investigators International Forum 
Marine Insurance Megasite 
Marine Spill Response Corporation 
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) 
Maritime Data 
The Maritime Development Center of Europe 
Maritime e-Commerce Association 
Maritime Experts and Consultants 
Maritime London 
The Marine Society 
Meterological Office - Marine Forecast 
Miller Insurance Group 
The Missions to Seamen 
Moore Stephens 
MRC 
Multiport Ship Agencies Network 
National Spill Response Centre (US) 
The Nautical Institute 
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai 
NOAA 
NOAA Chartmaker 
Norwegian Shipowners' Association 
Oceanweather Inc. 
Oil Companies' Marine Forum 
Oil Spill Response Ltd 
Pacific Maritime Association 
Panama Canal 
Paris MOU 
Petroleum Association of Japan 
Phil Anderson's ISM Code Study 
Polish Register of Shipping 
Poten & Partners 
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) 
Richards Hogg Lindley 
Robmarine Stowaway Data 
Royal Institute of Navigation 
RS Platou 
Satellite Observing Systems 
SCD Ltd. - Admiralty Chart Agents 
Seafacs Information and Research 
Seafarers' International Research Centre 
Searules.com 
Seascope 
Ship Captains' Medical Guide 
Ship Guide 
Shipmasters' Guild 
Ships Register 
Simpson Spence & Young 
Singapore Shipping Association 
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 
Southampton Oceanography Centre 
Spillpoint 
Spinnaker Consulting 
Standard & Poors 
Telemarine - world bunker fuel prices 
Tokyo MOU 
Transport Canada 
UK Department of Transport 
UK Hydrographic Office 
UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch 
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency 
UK Meteorological Office 
US Coast Guard 
US Coast Guard Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS) 
US Coast Guard GMDSS Site 
US Coast Guard Human Element Resource 
US Coast Guard - Marine Safety & Environmental Protection 
US Coast Guard Navigation Centre 
US Coast Guard Port State Control 
US Coast Guard STCW site 
US Coast Guard Vessel Search Site 
US Department of Agriculture 
US Department of Agriculture Agricola Database 
US Environmental Protection Agency 
US Federal Maritime Commission 
US MARAD 
US National Data Buoy Centre 
Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association 
Vina del Mar 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
World Customs Organisation 
Worldscale 
World Shipping Council 
World Shipping Directory 
World Trade Organisation 
 

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SHIPPING COMPANIES:
Alaska Marine Lines Inc. 
Alianca (Empresa Navegacao), Rio de Janeiro 
AM Nomikos Transworld 
Amazon Lines 
Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd 
Anek Lines 
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management 
APL 
Atlantic Container Line 
Australia New Zealand Direct Line 
Avin International 
Azovbalttrans Shipping Ltd 
Barber International 
BP 
Bugsier 
Cable & Wireless Marine 
Canada Maritime (CP Ships), Horley, UK 
Carnival Cruise Lines 
Celebrity Cruises 
Centrofin Management 
Ceres 
Chartworld Shipping 
Chevron Shipping 
China Shipping Group 
Chios Maritime 
Cho Yang Shipping, Seoul 
CMA-CGM (Compagnie Maritime d'Affretement), Marseilles 
Coastal Tankers 
Columbus Line 
Container Shipping.com 
Contship Containerlines Ltd, Ipswich 
COSCO (Beijing) 
Cosco Container Lines 
Croatia Line 
Crowley Maritime Corporation 
Crystal Cruises 
CSAV (Compania Sud Americana de Vapores), Valparaiso 
Cunard Line Ltd 
DAL 
Dalex Shipping 
Danaos Shipping 
Denholm Ship Management Ltd 
Di Gregorio Navegacao, Sao Paolo - (Miami agent DGA) 
Dobson Fleet Management 
Dooyang Line Co., Ltd. 
Eastern Mediterranean 
Eletson Corporation 
Enterprises Shipping & Trading 
Essar Shipping Ltd 
Eurasia Group 
Evergreen 
Exxon 
Festival Cruises 
Geest Line 
Global Maritime Ventures 
Great Eastern Shipping Company 
Grincor Group 
Hamburg-Süd 
Hanjin 
Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg 
Harrisons (T&J) 
Hellespont Steamship Corp 
Holland America Line 
Hyundai 
Inmarsat Ship Directory 
International Energy Transportation Co. 
International Salvage Union 
International Shipping Partners 
Intermarine 
Interorient Navigation 
Iolcos Hellenic 
K-Line (Europe) 
K-Line (Japan) 
K-Line (USA) 
Leif Hoegh Companies 
Libra (Libra Group), Rio de Janeiro 
Lloyd Triestino, Trieste 
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs 
Maersk Sealand 
Marmaras Navigation Liberia 
Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco 
Malaysian International Shipping Corp (MISC), Kuala Lumpur 
Mitsui OSK Lines, Tokyo 
Mobil 
Neptune Orient Line 
Nordana Line, Denmark 
Norwegian Cruise Lines 
Nereus 
NYK 
Egon Oldendorff 
Oceanbulk 
OOCL 
OT Africa Line, London 
Pan Ocean Shipping Company 
Petrobulk 
Petronas 
Princess Cruises 
P&O Cruises Ltd 
P&O Nedlloyd 
Petrobras 
Pleiades 
Precious Shipping Public Company Ltd 
Prime Marine 
Pro Line 
Royal Caribbean Cruises 
Safmarine 
Samos Steamship 
Sanmar Shipping 
Sea Containers 
Shipping Corporation of India 
Shell 
Silja Line 
Silver Fern Shipping 
Silversea Cruises 
Spliethoff 
Star Cruises 
Stelmar 
Stelmar Tankers 
Stena 
Stolt Nielsen 
Strintzis Lines (Blue Star Ferries) 
Superfast Ferries 
Target Marine 
Tarquin International 
Teekay Shipping 
Texaco 
Thenamaris 
Thos & Jas Harrison 
Transportacion Maritimas Mexicanas 
V.Ships 
Varnima 
Wallem 
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Americas 
Western Bulk 
Wilhelmsen 
Yang Ming 
Zim 
 

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LAW:
Admiralty Law Guide 
American Arbitration Association 
American Bar Association 
The British Maritime Law Association 
Canadian Admiralty Law 
Canadian Maritime Law Association 
Chaffe McCall 
China Maritime Arbitration Commission 
Clifford Chance 
Comite International Maritime (CMI) 
CMI Conference, Singapore 2001 
Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute 
Council of Europe Conventions and Agreements 
Countryman & McDaniel 
David Martin-Clark Online 
Du Pont Legal Model 
Forwarder Law 
Healy & Baillie 
HMSO 
Holland & Knight 
Holman Fenwick & Willan 
Hong Kong Government Department of Justice 
Ince & Co. 
Institute of Maritime Law, Southampton 
International Conventions 
International Court of Justice 
International Law Office 
International Trade Law 
Internet Legal Resource Guide 
LawinfoChina 
Lawtel 
Law Commission 
Lloyd's Maritime Law Newsletter 
London Maritime Arbitrators Association 
London Shipping Law Centre 
The Maritime Advocate 
Masons (out-law.com) 
MLAANZ 
Morgans Shipping Case Index 
Norton Rose 
Nourse & Bowles 
Richards Butler 
Smith Bernal Casetrack 
Society of Maritime Arbitrators (NY) 
Prof William Tetley at McGill University 
UK Civil Court Procedure Rules 
UK Government Acts of Parliament 
UK House of Lords Judgements 
UK Law Reports 
Unidroit 
US House of Representatives Law Library 
US House of Representatives - US Code 
US Law Reports 
 

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EDUCATION and TRAINING:
University of Cape Town Law Faculty 
The University of Cardiff 
Cornell Law School 
Dalian Maritime University 
Guide to Maritime History 
Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Informa Distance Learning 
Institute of Maritime Law, Southampton 
Kobe University of Mercantile Marine 
London Shipping Law Centre 
Maritime History on the Internet 
The Maritime History Virtual Archives 
Massachusetts Maritime Academy 
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 
Newcastle University Department of Marine Technology 
University of Nottingham Insurance Centre 
Plymouth University Institute of Marine Studies 
Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff 
Southampton Institute, School of Maritime and Coastal Studies 
Tulane Law School 
Videotel 
Warsash Maritime Centre 
World Maritime University 
 

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PORTS:
Teaçu Sugar Terminal - Santos/Brazil
Aabenraa Port - Denmark
Aalborg - Denmark
Aarhus - Denmark
Acajutla Port - El Salvador
The Port of Adelaide - Australia
Port of Ahus - Sweden
Alabama State Docks - USA
Alberni Port - Canada
Port Authority of Allegheny County
American Association of Port Authorities
Seaports of the Americas
Port of Amsterdam - Netherlands
Port of Antwerp - Belgium
Archangelsk - Russia
Argentine Port Index - Argentina
Port Arthur - Australia
Asian Terminals Inc
Associated British Ports
Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports
Port of Bahia Blanca - Argentina
Baltimore - USA
Barbados
Port de Barcelona - Spain
Barra do Riacho Port - Brazil
Barranquilla Port - Colombia
Baton Rouge - USA
Bayside NB
Port of Bellingham - Canada
Bilbao - Spain
BLG Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft - Germany
Port of Bordeaux - France
Port of Boston - USA
Boston terminals - USA
Port of Boston - vessel schedule
Botwood - Canada
Bremen and Bremerhaven - Germany
Port of Bremerton - Canada
Brest Port Authority - France
Port of Brisbane - Australia
The British Ports Association (BPA) - UK
Port of Brownsville - USA
Buenaventura - Colombia
Port of Bunbury
Calcutta Port - India
Canada Ports Corporation
Canadian Port and Harbour Association
Port Canaveral - USA
Cape Jervis - Australia
Port of Cape Town - South Africa
Cardiff - UK
Cargo Port Links
Cartagena Port Authority - Colombia
Port of Charleston - USA
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - Canada
Chatham, NB - Canada
Ports in Chiba
Port of Churchill - Canada
Civitavecchia - Italy
Colchester Dock Terminal - UK
Colombian Ports - Colombia
Columbus, Georgia - USA
Corpus Christi Port Authority - USA
Croatian Ports - Croatia
CruisePort, Boston - USA
Cuacao Ports Authority (CPA) - Netherlands Antilles
Cyprus Ports Authority
Dalhousie, NB - Canada
Darwin Port Authority - Australia
Delaware River Port Authority - USA
Dover Port - UK
Dubai Ports Authority
Port of Durban - South Africa
Port of East London - South Africa
Port Elgin and Southeastern New Brunswick - Canada
ESPO European Sea Ports Organisation
Port Everglades - USA
Port of Felixstowe - UK
Finnish Ports Association - Finland
Port of Fleetwood - UK

 

Maritime Organisations

American Bureau of Shipping
ABS Plaza , 16855 Normchase Drive, Houston. TX 77060.
USA. Tel: +1 (281) 877 6000, fax: 877 601.
E-mail: abs-worldhq@eagle.org
ABS House, Frying Pan Alley. London El 7HR. UK.
Tel: +44 (20) 7247 3255. Fax: 7375 3236


American Institute of Merchant Shipping
Suite 511. 1000 16th Street NW. Washington. DC 20036, USA. Tel: +1 (202) 775 4399. Fax: 659 3795.
Associated British Ports
150 Holborn. London EClN 2LR, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 7430 1177. Fax: 7430 1384. E-mail: pr@abports.co.uk
Baltic Exchange Ltd
38 St Mary Axe. London EC3A 8BH, UK.
Tel: +44 (20) 7623 5501, Fax: 7369 1623,
E-mail: enquiries@balticexchange.co.uk


Baltic & International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
Bagsvaerdvej 161, DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark. Tel: +45 44 44 45 00, Fax: 44 44 44 50,
E-mail: mailbox@bimco.dk


Baltic International Freight Futures Market (BIFFEX)
London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange, Canon Bridge House, Cousin Lane, London EC4R 3XX, UK. Tel: +44 (20)
7623 0444, Fax: 7588 3624,
E-mail: press.office@liffe.com


Bureau Veritas
17 bis Place des Reflets, La Defense 2. F-92400 Courbevoie, France. Tel +33 (1) 42 91 52 91, Fax: 42 91 52 93. Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QL, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 7403 6266. Fax: 7403 1590,
E-mail: veristarinfo@bureauveritas.com


Chamber of Shipping
Carthusian Court, 12 Carthusian Street, London EClM 6EB, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 7417 2800, Fax: 7796 2080.
China Classification Society
40 Dong Huang Cheng Gen Nan Jie, Beijing 100006, China. Tel: +86 (1) 6513 6633. Fax: 6513 0188, E-mail: ccs@ccs.org.cn


China Corporation Register of Shipping
8th Floor. 103 Nanking East Road, Section 3. Taipei 10410, Taiwan. Tel: +886 (2) 506 2711, Fax: 507 4722.


Corniie Central des Armateurs de France
47 Rue de Monceau, F-75008 Paris. France. Tel: +33 (1) 53 89 52 52, Fax: 53 89 52 53. E-mail: ccaf@asso.fr


Council of European & Japanese National Shipowners' Associations
12 Carthusian Street. London EClM 6EB, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 7600 5405. Fax: 7600 5398, E-mail: censa@marisec.org


Croatian Register of Shipping
Marasoviceva ulica 67. PO Box 187, 21000 Split, Croatia. Tel: +38 (21) 355933. Fax: 585746. E-mail: teh.coord@crs.tel.hr.


Cyprus Bureau of Shipping
102 St Andrew Street, St Andrew Centre. PO Box 214, Limassol, Cyprus CY 3602. Tel: +357 253 43321, Fax: 253 56432.
E-mail: cbs@cytanet.com.cy


Cyprus Registry of Shipping
PO Box 6193, Limassol. Cyprus CY 3305. Tel: +357 253 30320, Fax: 253 30264. E-mail: dms@cvtanet.com.cv


Danish Shipowners Association
Amaliegade 33. DK-1256 Copenhagen K. Denmark. Tel: +45 33 11 49 88, Fax: 33 11 62 10, E-mail: info@dansmarksrederiforening.dk


European Community Shipowners' Association
Rue Ducale 45, B-1000 Brussels. Belgium.
Tel: +32 (2) 511 3940, Fax: 511 8092, E-mail: ecsa@skynet.be


Finnish Shipowners' Association
PO Box 155, Satamakatu 4, FIN-00161 Helsinki 16, Finland. Tel: +358 (9) 622 6730, Fax: 669251.


Germanischer Lloyd
Vorsetzen 32, PO Box 111606, D-20416 Hamburg, Germany.
Tel: +49 (40) 361490, Fax: 36149200, E-mail:


headoffice@germanlloyd.org


Elm Court, 53 Elmcroft Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 OHZ, UK.
Tel: +44 (1689) 891911, Fax: 891876.


Greek Ministry of Shipping
Ministry of Mercantile Marine, 152 Gr. Lambrakis Avenue, 185
18 Piraeus, Greece.
Tel:+30 (210) 412 1211, Fax: 417 8101


Hellenic Register of Shipping
23 Akti Miaouli, 185 35 Piraeus, Greece. Tel: +30 (210) 422 1900, Fax: 422 1914, E-mail: hrs@hrs.gr


Hong Kong Shipowners' Association Ltd
12th Floor, Queen's Centre, 58-64 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2520 0206, Fax: 2865 1582, E-mail: hksoa@hksoa.org.


Hong Kong Shipping Registry
Marine Department, 22nd Floor, Harbour Building,
38 Pier Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2852 4383. Fax:
2541 8842, E-mail: hksr@mardep.gen.gov.hk


Indian Register of Shipping
52a Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Powai, Mumbai 400 072, India. Tel: +91 (22) 570 3627, Fax: 570 3611, E-mail: ho@irclass.org


Indian National Shipowners' Association
52a Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Powai, Mumbai 400 072, India. Tel: +91 (22) 570 3627, Fax: 570 3611.


INMARSAT
99 City Road. London EClY 1AX, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 7728 1777, Fax: 7728 1746, E-mail: customer_care@inmarsat.org


International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO)
4 London Wall Buildings. Bloomfield Street, London EC2M 5NT, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 7638 3989, Fax: 7638 3943, E-mail: intercargo@compuserve.com


International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO)
Bogstadveien 27B, PO Box 5804, Majorstua. N-0308 Oslo, Norway. Tel: +47 22 12 26 40, Fax: 22 12 26 41, E-mail: postmaster@intertanko.wwia.no


International Association of Ports & Harbours (IAPH)
Kono Building, 23-9 Nishi-Shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105, Japan.Tel: +81 (3) 3591 4261. Fax: 3580 0364, E-mail: iaph@msn.com


International Maritime Bureau
Maritime House, 1 Linton Road, Barking, Essex IGll 8HG, UK. Tel: +44 (20) 8591 3800, Fax: 8594 2833.

Beaufort Wind Scale

0

Less than 1

Calm

Sea surface smooth and mirror-like

Calm, smoke rises vertically

1

1-3

Light Air

Scaly ripples, no foam crests

Smoke drift indicates wind direction, still wind vanes

2

4-6

Light Breeze

Small wavelets, crests glassy, no breaking

Wind felt on face, leaves rustle, vanes begin to move

3

7-10

Gentle Breeze

Large wavelets, crests begin to break, scattered whitecaps

Leaves and small twigs constantly moving, light flags extended

4

11-16

Moderate Breeze

Small waves 1-4 ft. becoming longer, numerous whitecaps

Dust, leaves, and loose paper lifted, small tree branches move

5

17-21

Fresh Breeze

Moderate waves 4-8 ft taking longer form, many whitecaps, some spray

Small trees in leaf begin to sway

6

22-27

Strong Breeze

Larger waves 8-13 ft, whitecaps common, more spray

Larger tree branches moving, whistling in wires

7

28-33

Near Gale

Sea heaps up, waves 13-20 ft, white foam streaks off breakers

Whole trees moving, resistance felt walking against wind

8

34-40

Gale

Moderately high (13-20 ft) waves of greater length, edges of crests begin to break into spindrift, foam blown in streaks

Whole trees in motion, resistance felt walking against wind

9

41-47

Strong Gale

High waves (20 ft), sea begins to roll, dense streaks of foam, spray may reduce visibility

Slight structural damage occurs, slate blows off roofs

10

48-55

Storm

Very high waves (20-30 ft) with overhanging crests, sea white with densely blown foam, heavy rolling, lowered visibility

Seldom experienced on land, trees broken or uprooted, "considerable structural damage"

11

56-63

Violent Storm

Exceptionally high (30-45 ft) waves, foam patches cover sea, visibility more reduced

 

12

64+

Hurricane

Air filled with foam, waves over 45 ft, sea completely white with driving spray, visibility greatly reduced

 

 

Visibility Table

Scale

Description

Limit of visibility

0

Dense fog

50 yards

1

Thick fog

300 yards

2

Fog

600 yards

3

Moderate fog

½ mile

4

Mist or thin fog

1 mile

5

Poor visibility

2 miles

6

Moderate visibility

5 miles

7

Good visibility

10 miles

8

Very good visibility

30 miles

9

Exceptional visibility

over 30 miles

 

Maritime Signal Flags

The following flags are international signals used by ships at sea. They can be used to spellout short messages, or more commonly, used individually or in combination they have special meanings. Strung end to end and hung bow to stern from the rigging they are used to dress the ship for ceremonmial and festive occaisions.
 

Alphabet Flags
 

a b c d e
 

 

f g h i j
 

 

k l m n o
 

 

p q r s t
 

 

u v w x y
z
 

Answering Pennant
 


Code and answering pennant. 

Numeric Pennants
 

0 1 2 3
 

 

4 5 6 7
8 9
 

Substitute Pennants
 

Substitute 1 Substitute 2 Substitute 3

The first substitute repeats the upper flag or pennant of a hoist, the second substitute repeats the second flag or pennant, and so on. 

 


MEANINGS OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SIGNAL FLAGS
 

 

flag image A - Diver below (when stationary); I am undergoing a speed trial
flag image B - I am taking on or discharging explosives
flag image C - (affirmative)
flag image D - keep clear of me, I am manoevering with difficulty
flag image E - I am altering my course to starboard
flag image F - I am disabled, communicate with me
flag image G - I require a pilot
flag image H - I have a pilot on board
flag image I - I am altering my course to port
flag image J - I am going to send a message by semaphore
flag image K - you should stop your vessel instantly
flag image L - you should stop, I have something important to communicate
flag image M - I have a doctor on board
flag image N - no (negative)
flag image O - man overboard
flag image P - the Blue Peter - all aboard, vessel is about to proceed sea. (At sea) your lights are out or burning badly
flag image Q - my vessel is healthy and I request free practique
flag image R - the way is off my ship. You may feel you way past me
flag image S - my engines are going full speed astern
flag image T - do not pass ahead of me
flag image U - you are standing into danger
flag image V - I require assistance (not distress)
flag image W - I require medical assistance
flag image X - stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals
flag image Y - I am carrying mails
flag image Z - to be used to address or call shore stations
flag image Z - to be used to address or call shore stations

Answering Pennant
flag image Code and answering pennant.

Distress
flag image
flag image


N + C 
 

 

THE MORSE CODE

Signals by the Morse Code may be made either by long or short flashes of light, or by long and short sound signals (e.g., siren, whistle, foghorn, etc.), and wireless telegraphy.

The Morse Code consists of the 26 letters of the alphabet and numerals made up by combinations of dots and dashes. The dot is taken as a unit of time, the dash being equivalent to three units,while the interval between each flash or sound should be one unit, that between each letter three units, and between each word six units. 
 

 

FIGURES

 
1 · - - - -
2 · · - - -
3 · · · -
4 · · · · -
5 · · · · ·
6 - · · · ·
7 - - · · ·
8 - - - · ·
9 - - - - ·
0 - - - - -
MORSE SIGNAL CHARACTERS

 
A · -
B - · · ·
C - · - ·
D - · ·
E ·
F · · - ·
G - - ·
H · · · ·
I · ·
J · - - -
K - · -
L · - · ·
M - -
N - ·
O - - -
P · - - ·
Q - - · -
R · - ·
S · · ·
T -
U · · -
V · · · -
W · -
X - · · -
Y - · -
Z - - · ·
 

 

PHONETIC TABLES

Figure-Spelling Table
 

Each syllable should be equally emphasised.
 

0 Nadazero NAH-DAH-ZAY-ROH
1 Unaone OO-NAH-WUN
2 Bissotwo BEES-SOH-TOO
3 Terrathree TAY-RAH-TREE
4 Kartefour KAR-TAY-FOWER
5 Pantafive PAN-TAH-FIVE
6 Sosisix SOK-SEE-SIX
7 Setteseven SAY-TAH-SEVEN
8 Oktoeight OK-TOH-AIR
9 Novenine NO-VAY-NINER
Decimal point Decimal DAY-SEE-MAL
Full stop Stop STOP
 

 


Letter-Spelling Table
 

Letter Code World Pronounced as
A Alfa AL FAH
B Bravo BRAH VOH
C Charlie CHAR LEE (or SHAR LEE)
D Delta DELL TAH
E Echo ECK OH
F Foxtrot FOKS TROT
G Golf GOLF
H Hotel HOH TELL
I India IN DEE AH
J Juliett JEW LEE ETT
K Kilo KEY LOH
L Lima LEE MAH
M Mike MIKE
N Nowember NO VEM BER
O Oscar OSS CAH
P Papa PAH PAH
Q Quebec KEH BECK
R Romeo ROW ME OH
S Sierra SEE AIR RAH
T Tango TANG GO
U Uniform YOU NEE FORM
(or OO NEE FORM)
V Victor VIK TAH
W Whiskey WISS KEY
X X-ray ECKS RAY
Y Yankee YANG KEY
Z Zulu ZOO LOO
 

 

LOAD LINE

The Load Line below which the vessel may not submerge, varies with the waters and areas through which she passes.
TF: Tropical Fresh Water.
 

F: Fresh Water.
 

T: Tropical.
 

S: Together with horizontal line thorough circle:
Summer Salt Water Load Line.
 

W: Winter Salt Water Load Line
 

WNA: Winter loading for vessels crossing the North Atlantic that are less than 330ft. İn length.

 

MARITIME ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

ABS American Bureau of Shipping
ACOPS Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea
AFRA Average freight rate assessments
AIMU American Institute of Marine Underwriters
AMVER Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System
ARPA Automatic radar plotting aids
ASEAN Association' of South East Asian Nations
ATL Actual total loss
BIFFEX The Baltic International Freight Futures Exchange
BIMCO The Baltic & International Maritime Council
BTU Bow thruster unit
BV Bureau Veritas
CARICOM Caribbean Community
CTL Constructive total loss
DISH Data interchange in shipping
DNV Del Norske Veritas
EDIFACT Electronic data interchange for administration, commerce and transport
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EPIRB Emergency position-indicating radio beacon
FACS Federation of American Controlled Shipping
FDWT Formula deadweight tonnage
FOC Flag of convenience
FONASBA Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents
FSI Flag state implementation
GATT General agreement on tariff and trade
GL Germanischer Lloyd
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress & Safety System
GPS Global Positioning system
IACS International Association of Classification Societies
IALA International Association of Lighthouse Authorities
IAPH International Association of Ports and Harbours
ICC International Chamber of Commerce
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICHCA International Cargo Handling Coordination Association
1MB International Maritime Bureau
IMIF International Maritime Industry Forum
IMO International Maritime Organization
IMPA International Marine Purchasing Association
INMARSAT International Mobile Satellite Organization
INSA International Shipowners' Association
INTERCARGO International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners 
INTERTANKO International Association of Independent Tanker Owners
IRS Indian Register of Shipping
ISF International Shipping Federation
ISM International Safety Management
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISSA International Ship Suppliers Association
ITF International Transport Workers Federation
ITOPF International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation
IDA International Underwriting Association
LANBY Large automated navigation buoy
LASH Lighter aboard ship
LIMNET London Insurance Market Network
LMIU Lloyd's Maritime Information Unit
LNG Liquefied natural gas carrier
LPG Liquefied petroleum gas carrier
 
LR Lloyd's Register
MARAD UnitecT States Maritime Administration
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MAVIS Marine audio-visual instruction system:
NKK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
NUMAST National Union of Marine, Aviation & Shipping Transport Officers
NVOCC Non vessel operating common carrier
OBO Ore/bulk/oil carrier
OCIMF Oil Companies International Marine Forum
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPA 90 United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPRC Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation
P & I Protection and Indemnity
PRS Polskie Rejestr Statkow
RCC Rescue Co-ordination Centre
RINA Registro Italiano Navale
RINAVE Registro Internacional Navale SA
RINET Reinsurance and Insurance Network
RMT National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers
RNLI Royal National Life-boat Institution
SAR Search and rescue
SART Survival craft radar transponders
SIGTTO Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators
SITPRO Simplification of Industrial Trade Procedures Board
SNAME Society of NavaJ Architects and Marine Engineers
SOLAS Safety of life at sea
STCW Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping
TEU Twenty foot equivalent unit
TOVALOP Tanker Owners Voluntary Agreement concerning Liability for Oil Pollution
U/C Under construction
ULCC Ultra large crude carrier
UNCLOS United Nations Conference on the Law < the Sea
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade am Development
USNH United States North of Hatteras
VDMA German Machinery Manufacturers & Plantmakers Association
VLCC Very large crude carrier
WMO World Meteorological Organisation
WNA Winter North Atlantic

 

PHONETIC TABLES

Time zone differences around the world
Add or subtract the given number of hours to/from Greenwich time to get the time in these cities. 
Note: Time zone differences will vary during the year, as different countries observe DST during different periods.
 




 

UTC is Coordinated Universal Time, GMT is Greenwich Mean Time

 

CONVERSION FORMULAE

To Convert Multiply By
Inches to Centimetres 2.540
Centimetres to Inches 0.393701
Feet to Metres 0.3048
Metres to Feet 3.280840
Yards to Metres 0.9144
Metres to Yards 1.093613
Sq Inches to Sq Centimetres 6.4516
Sq Centimetres to Sq Inches 0.1550
Sq Metres to Sq Feet 10.763910
Sq Feet to Sq Metres 0.092903
Sq Yards to Sq Metres 0.836127
Sq Metres to Sq Yards 1.19599
To Convert Multiply By
Sq Miles to Sq Kilometres 2.589988
Sq Kilometres to Sq Miles 0.386 102
Acres to Hectares 0.404 686
Hectares to Acres 2.471054
Cubic Inches to Cubic Centimetres 16.387064
Cubic Centimetres to Cubic Inches 0.061024
Cubic Feet to Cubic Metres 0.028317
Cubic Metres to Cubic Feet 35.314667
Cubic Yards to Cubic Yards 0.764555
Cubic Metres to Cubic Yards 1.307951
Cubic Inches to Litres 0.016387064
Litres to Cubic Inches 61.024
To Convert Multiply By
Gallons to Litres 4.5460921
Litres to Gallons 0.219969
Grains to Grams 0.064799
Grams to Grains 15.432358
Ounces to Grams 28.349523
Grams to Ounces 0.035274
Pounds to Grams 453.592
Grams to Pounds 0.002204623
Pounds to Kilograms 0.453592
Kilograms to Pounds 2.204623
Tons to Kilograms 1016.00
Kilograms to Tons 0.0009842

 

TEMPERATURE

Each syllable should be equally emphasised.
 


 

To convert the degree Celsius to the degree Fahrenheit, multiply by 9, divide by 5 and add 32.

To covert the degree Fahrenheit to the degree Celsius, deduct 32, multiply by 5, and divide by 9.

 

SPEED

MPH is statute miles per hour (used in many runabout speedometers). Canada marks its boat speed limits in kph or km/hr, which is kilometres per hour. Knots is nautical miles per hour and is measured by knotmeters in small boats and ships. A nautical mile is the distance of 1 minute of latitute, with 60 nautical miles in 1 degree of latitude. (Notice that you can divide km/hr in half to get an approximate speed in knots.)

To convert mph to km/h multiply by 1.609.
To onvert km/h to mph multiply by 0.6214.
 

 

Convert Knots Convert km/hr
Knots mph km/hr km/hr mph Knots
1 1.17 1.88 1 0.622 0.53
2 2.34 3.76 2 1.24 1.06
3 3.51 5.76 3 1.87 1.59
4 4.68 7.52 4 2.49 2.12
5 5.85 9.4 5 3.1 2.65
6 7.0 11.28 6 3.73 3.18
7 8.19 13.16 7 4.33 3.71
8 9.36 15.0 8 5.0 4.24
9 10.53 16.92 9 5.6 4.77
10 11.7 18.8 10 6.22 5.3
11 12.87 20.68 11 6.82 5.83
12 14.0 22.56 12 7.46 6.36
13 15.21 24.44 13 8.08 6.9
14 16.38 26.32 14 8.71 7.42
15 17.55 28.2 15 9.33 7.95
Knots mph km/hr km/hr mph Knots
20 23.4 37.6 20 12.44 10.6
25 29.25 47.0 25 15.55 13.25
30 35.1 56.4 30 18.66 16.2
35 40.95 65.8 35 21.77 18.55
40 46.8 75.2 40 24.9 21.2
45 52.65 84.6 45 28.0 23.85
50 58.5 94.0 50 31.1 26.15