The 10th edition of The Shipmaster’s Business Self-Examiner, published by The Nautical Institute, has been completely revised and expanded to take account of the latest changes to maritime regulations and procedures. It serves as a reference for all who need to understand the fundamentals of business and law as they affect the day-to-day management of a commercial ship.
Designed primarily as a study aid for Master’s Orals, the book is also used by OOW and Chief Mate students and has drawn the praises of many successful Orals candidates in the U.K. and overseas.
Addressing candidates in the foreword to the book, the MCA’s former Chief Examiner, Claude Hamilton, wrote, “You have to be well prepared and able to show the examiner that you are competent.” Careful study of The Shipmaster’s Business Self-Examiner will ensure that the candidate is indeed well prepared and can face the MCA examiner with confidence.
More than 4,200 questions and answers are set out in nine logically arranged sections, covering maritime treaty instruments; the flag state and its law; the shipowner, manager and operator; the ship; master and crew; the ship’s employment; marine insurance; at sea and in port.
The book is a volume for ships’ and nautical college libraries and for use within the classroom. It is also a handy reference for serving shipmasters, shore superintendents, ship operators and all who need to keep up to date with the frequent and bewildering changes in merchant ship regulation and commercial practice.
The author, Malcolm Maclachlan FNI, is a former shipmaster and ex-maritime college lecturer with more than 25 years’ experience in preparing students for MCA examinations.
The Shipmaster’s Business Self-Examiner, 10th edition, is available from The Nautical Institute, price: £60 (NI members are eligible for a 30 percent discount).