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WEATHER

Met Office Shipping Forecastwww.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html NOAA UK Buoy Wind Data: www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/United_Kingdom.shtml Synoptic Charts (Plus everything else you may need!):www.itadvice.co.uk/weatherjack/wx.htm UK Live Wind Data & predictions: www.xcweather.co.uk/

REGULATORY BODIES

MCA: The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency: www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-home Department for Transport (DfT): www.dft.gov.uk/ MAIB: The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch:www.maib.dft.gov.uk/home/index.cfm IMO: www.imo.org/home.asp UKHydrographic Office: www.ukho.gov.uk/ IALA: www.iala-aism.org/

NAVIGATION ETC

Roayal Institute of navigation : www.rin.org.uk/ VTS: www.worldvtsguide.org/ VTS Information: www.maritime-vts.co.uk

GENERAL INTEREST

Maritime Blog

An interesting and informative daily blog with news from around the world:gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/ Maritime Accident Casebook: Bob Couttie’s detailed analysis of many maritime accidents. You need to register to access the full site but registration is free:www.maritimeaccident.org/idess/ Marine Link A US site but updated daily with World Maritime news:www.marinelink.com/main/main.asp

Maritime Log

Contains maritime history bulletin board, blogs, articles but also up to date maritime press cuttings are uploaded on this site. A very useful searchable archive facility.post.queensu.ca/cgi-bin/listserv/wa

Tugs at war

DVD containing rare footage and interviews of tugs and crews and their vital but largely ignored role in WW2. Review coming soon:www.maydaytugsofwar.com/trailers/purchase.html

Merchant Navy.

Although the title of this site is Tees ships, the site contains hundreds of links to MN sites around the world. A bit tricky to navigate but that’s what you’re trained to do! Enjoy here HMS Worcester: There is a thriving Worcester Association and full details can be obtained via their website: www.hms-worcester.co.uk/homepage.html