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Dear Customers,

We are pleased to advise you that the backorders for the updated edition of the IAMSAR Manual: Volume III have now been released and despatched. We kindly remind you that this new edition came into force on 1 June 2013 and renders the 2010 edition obsolete. We expect the updated editions of IAMSAR Manual: Volumes I, II to be available this month. The French and Spanish versions will follow on shortly.

We are delighted that the new Guidance on GMDSS distress alerts card, 2013 Edition is now available for purchase. This useful A4 portrait card provides guidance on distress alerts. A tough plastic lamination (you can write the ship’s name, call sign and MMSI on it with any pen) and strips of double-sided adhesive tape on the back make the card ideal for display on ships’ bridges and other suitable locations. Later this week, the IMDG Code, 2012 French Edition (inc. Amdt 36-12) and IMDG Code, 2012 Spanish Edition (inc. Amdt 36-12) will be available for purchase. Please note that the IMDG Code, 2012 French and Spanish Editions will come into force on 1 January 2014 for 2 years and may be applied voluntarily as from 1 January 2013.

Following our recently published titles, we shall shortly be printing:

In order to receive copies of the new titles from the initial print run, please place your backorder now.

For the first-time, IMO hosted a Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety at its London headquarters on June 10 - 11. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 92nd session, will meet between 12 - 21 June. Please see the preview. The Day of the Seafarer 2013 will be held on June 25.

IMO is seeking widespread input on the administrative burdens that may result from compliance with IMO instruments until October 31.

Best regards,

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Roberto G. Cheer
Head, Sales & Marketing
IMO Publishing