Witherbys Seamanship Library

The Seamanship Library is a complete electronic library for the maritime industry, containing well over 60,000 pages of essential International Regulations and marine guidance! The software contains a bookcase of maritime books and guidance material - all accessible from your computer.
The vast quantity of essential reading material is fully searchable, saving hours of manual browsing – the reader can find what they want in seconds.
The electronic texts within Seamanship Library are the exact same as the paper copy. Marine Administrations are authorising electronic texts as an acceptable equivalent to their paper copy predecessors (see MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 - IMO requirements on carriage of publications on board ships - June 2006)

Titles include

  • IMO publications like MARPOL or SOLAS.
  • Cargo Reference documents like ISGOTT, Liquefied Gas Handling Principles On Ships And In Terminals or the CHRIS manual.
  • UK Merchant Shipping Notices, SIs, COSWP.
  • Regulations from USA, Bahamas, Marshall Islands, Cayman Islands, Denmark and Singapore.
  • The Ship Captain's Medical Guide, The American Practical Navigator, ...
  • MCA Instructions for the Guidance of Surveyors.
  • For a full list of the contents, please contact us.

System Requirements

Standalone Installation:

  • Windows XP (SP2/SP3), Windows Vista & Windows 7 (32-bit / 64-bit) Operating System.
  • With Windows XP, Microsoft .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0 is required on the PC.
Microsoft .NET is preinstalled in Vista and Windows 7. 
Administrative rights on the computer are not required to install Seamanship Library except if .NET needs to be installed or upgraded.
  • Hard Disk space required by the program is 2 GB (approx).
  • DVD-Drive (the DVD itself is not protected so the installer can be transferred via a USB memory stick or via a network).

Network Installation

Client machines:

  • Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 bits or 64 bits).
  • Microsoft .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0 (administrative rights on the computer are required to install or upgrade .NET).
.NET is preinstalled on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Server (shared folder):

  • The network version can be installed on a shared network folder where the users have write permission.
The type of file server hosting the shared network folder does not matter (on small networks, it can be a normal workstation).
  • At least 2GB of free hard disc space 
  • A DVD-drive to copy the files to the shared folder (the DVD is not protected so the files can be transferred via a USB memory stick or across the network).