Book Review: RYA Commercial Regulations for small vessels

RYA Commercial Regulations for small vessels
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Anyone who ventures afloat while operating commercially needs to be aware of their responsibilities to the vessel, those around them and the environment, but the information contained in this excellent publication might also be extremely useful for those operating in a non-commercial environment.

RYA Commercial Regulations for small vessels
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This book covers these responsibilities and has been split into the following three sections:

The Legal Framework
Regulation of Vessels
The Skipper & Crew

Filled with essential information, it will help the reader understand and execute their duty of care, and gives the principles, guidance and techniques to make the right choices and decisions for all craft operating commercially from small RIBs up to 200gt vessels.

The book is written by Simon Jinks, a former RYA Chief Cruising Instructor and an acknowledged authority in the field of small vessel training and safety management.

'Much has been written about what equipment to carry but very little has been published on what systems to adopt to ensure the boat runs safely and efficiently,' says Richard Falk RYA Training Manager and Chief Examiner, 'The RYA Commercial Regulation for small vessels’ book provides Skippers, owner, operators and crew with the knowledge of what is required for safe operation and identifies their responsibilities to the boat, those around it and the environment.

'Ignorance of the law or of local regulations is no defence and the maritime environment is one of the more complex regulatory frameworks in which to work. This book will assist those working commercially on small vessels anywhere in the world to gain a better understanding of their legal obligations'.

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