Anyone who ventures afloat while operating commercially needs to be aware of their responsibilities to the vessel, those around them and the environment. 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 designed to accompany the new RYA’s Professional Practices and Responsibilities course and 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.