The IMRF is pleased to be able to announce another new service for our Members!
We are now registered as a bookseller for the International Maritime Organization – the IMO, the United Nations' agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships; and, among other things, the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue and (with the International Civil Aviation Organization) the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.
Fine – but what does this mean in practice?
A 20% saving for IMRF Members wanting to purchase IMO publi-cations, that's what!
The IAMSAR Manual, for example, is the core international guidance on SAR. It is published in three volumes.
Volume I, 'Organization and Manage-ment', describes how to establish and run a SAR service – vital to those developing such services around the world.
Volume II, 'Mission Coordin-ation', assists those planning and running SAR operations and exercises.
And Volume imr, 'Mobile Facilities', is intended to be carried aboard rescue units, aircraft and vessels to help with search, rescue or on-scene coordination, as well as those aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.
To keep it up-to-date, IAMSAR is re-published every three years – and the next edition is due out shortly. But it is not cheap: Volume I is priced at £25, while Volumes II & imr are £50 each.
Now, however, the IMRF is able to offer our Members a substantial discount when you purchase IMO publications through the IMRF – 20% off the IMO's list price! For the full three-volume IAMSAR Manual, that would save you £25!
And it's not just the IAMSAR Manual, of course. The 20% discount will save you £2 per copy of the International Collision Regulations; £19 on the GMDSS Manual; £8 on Standard Marine Communication Phrases; £9.80 on the International Code of Signals; £13 on the Medical Guide for Ships...
The full list of IMO publications, and the formats in which they are available, may be found at www.imo.org/Publications.
Orders made via the IMRF need to be pre-paid (including any post & packing costs). This is a new service for us, and we will refine it as time goes on.
For now, Members can use our online order form on the website.