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Grey Wolves of the Sea - German U-Boat Type VII

   This revised edition of Grey Wolves of the Sea is devoted by the author, Heinz J. Nowarra, to the history of the most frequently built German types of submarine. The book is somewhat similar to the Squadron Signal giving the reader a brief history of the Typy VII underwater boats and all subtypes. Though all illustrations inside the book are black-and-white, they give people quite clear idea of how deadly and efficient those machines were.

Category: UNDERWATER | Views: 6 |

Icebreaking Operations - Levels of Service

   The present publication was released by the Canadian Coast Guard in 2006. Contents - Development of service standards; Legal mandate; History of icebreaking in Canada; Cost recovery for icebreaking services; Partnerships; Services outside the approved LOS; Declaration of quality service; Strategic planning framework; Ice routing and information services; Route assistance; Flood control and ice management; Harbour breakout; Norther resupply; Sovereignity; Block commitments; Resource information...

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS | Views: 19 |

Westview Sailing's Online RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Navigation Course - Magnetic Variation

   Welcome to our course. Today we will talk about the Magnetic Variation. North on the Chart points to the True North and all bearings on the Chart and in the Almanac will be degrees true. However, you take all bearings with the compass and the only compass that does not require any sort of power is magnetic compass. So, your compass readings will be in degrees magnetic...

Category: NAVIGATION LESSONS | Views: 15 |

Westerbeke 10TWO and 12B-TWO Marine Diesel Engines Technical Manual

   Technical Manual for Westerbeke 10TWO and 12B-TWO marine diesel engines. The publication also includes manuals for WMD marine diesel generators (3 KW-60 Hz and 2.4 KW-50 Hz). Officially released by Westerbeke in 1993. The document covers installaktion, operation and maintenance issues, engine overhaul, other overhaul (marine engine electrical system, external cooling system, tramsmissions), generator sets, and is supplemented by the service bulletins.

Category: SERVICE AND OPERATION MANUALS | Views: 65 |

Wartsila Solutions for Marine and Oil & Gas Markets

   The latest 2014 publication by Wartsila, a global leader in providing complete power solutions for the marine market, includes following chapters - Automation; Ballast Water Management Systems; Compressors; Engines and Generating Sets; Exhaust Gas Cleaning; Gas Systems; Gears; Inert Gas; Oil Separatin; Power Electric Systems; Propulsors; Pumps and Valves; Seals, Bearings, Stern Tubes and Others; Waste, Oil and Fresh Water Management; Services; Wartsila Worldwide.

Category: SERVICE AND OPERATION MANUALS | Views: 114 |

Westview Sailing's Online RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Navigation Course - The Running Fix

   Welcome to RYA online shorebased navigation course; I am Duncan Wales, RYA instructor, and I am going to be taking you through the exercices. Today, we are going to have a look at The Running Fix. This is where we can find a position using one charted mark such as a chimney or a tower, or a monument. As long as we can see something and it is marked on the chart, we can use it to get our position...

Category: NAVIGATION LESSONS | Views: 50 |

Guidelines for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

   The latest electronic edition of the Guidelines for Ships Operating in Polar Waters published by International Maritime Organization in 2010. The main four parts of the document cover construction provisions, equipment, operational requirements, environmental protection and damage control matters.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS | Views: 128 |

US Captains Training Series - Course Made Good per Standard Compass

   This is the Course Made Good Per Magnetic Compass problem. What we do is we are going from point A to poin B and we are finding an average course in degrees true from the chart, we work it down, we put compass there into it get it into degrees per standard magnetic compass...

Category: NAVIGATION LESSONS | Views: 77 |

Guidance to the International Maritime Community Operating in the Gulf of Aden

   Gulf of Aden - Internationally recommended transit corridor and group transit explanation. The following information is intended to clarify the scope and purpose of the Transit Corridor as welll as to outline all practical aspects for merchant vessels participating in such Group Transits.

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 69 |

Westview Sailing's Online RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Navigation Course - Course To Steer

   Welcome to our online course led by RYA instructor. Today we are going to look at Course to Steer. You work out a Course to Steer when you want to get from your current position to a specific destination. Course to Steer is pro-active - you allow for the effect of the tide and the wind before you set off...

Category: NAVIGATION LESSONS | Views: 92 |

CDI Best Practice Recommendation Regarding the Use of Nitrogen

   The objective of the present publication by CDI (Chemical Distribution Institute) was to set out the chemical industries recommendation related to the use Nitrogen on seagoing chemical tankers and also to supplement safer ways of working within chemical industry, recognizing the whole danger of Nitrogen to people, ships, and environment. The main chapters of the book include hazard identification, best practice recommendations, nitrogen operations, vessels with and without a nitrogen generator, miscellaneous operations with nitrogen.

Category: CARGO HANDLING | Views: 112 |

Sulzer RT-Flex60C Technology Review

   Here is a short guide to the technical features & benefits of the Sulzer RT-Flex60C engines. These low speed marine diesels are aimed to provide the best economic propulsion of container feeders serving the fleets of the major container lines. Meanwhile, such engines are suitable for any other types of vessels, for example car carriers and reefers, with similar requirements. Following chapters are contained in this book: introduction, development background, concept andbenefits, application of the system, real in-service fuel economy, piston-running behaviour, clearer in the environment, running gear, engine structure, terbocharging and scavenge air system, combustion chamber, installation and maintenance aspects, main technical data of the engine.

Category: SERVICE AND OPERATION MANUALS | Views: 107 |

Global Mobile Satellite Communications for Maritime, Land and Aeronautical Applications

   The abbreviature GMSC stands for the Global Mobile Satellite Communication. These are specific sat-communication systems used in many different areas, including marine application. This book will be very useful for ship crew and professionals involved in the technical maintenance and repair of subject equipment. There are following main sections in this publication: introduction, transmission techniques, space segment, antenna systems for mobile satellite communications, the Inmarsat Geo GMSC system, ropagation and interference consideration,Cospas-Sarsat LEO and GEO_GMSC systems, non-GEO GMSC systems, global satellite augmentation systems, global stratospheric platform systems.

Category: NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT | Views: 175 |

US Captains Training Series - Geographic Range

   Let us look at Geographic Range. It is the theoretical distance you should be able to see the object from, considering just the curvature of the earth and not the visibility...

Category: NAVIGATION LESSONS | Views: 86 |

GMDSS Maritime Radio Operator

   This publication is aimed to help marine radio specialists and crew members involved in operating radio equipment onboard the vessel. It consists of four chapters supplemented with the Appendix. The first part is dedicated to the Short Range Certificates (SRC) and includes five parts - GMDSS overview, VHF Maritime Mobile Radio, EPIRB, SART and NAVTEX. The other three parts, consequently, cover the issues of the Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC), Long Range Certificate (LRC), and General Operator Certificate (GOC).

Category: NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT | Views: 283 |

Allied Coastal Forces of World War II - Fairmile Designs and U.S. Submarine Chasers    The Fairmile Marine Company; Equipment and training organizations. Following vessels have been addressed in this publication by Conway Maritime Press: The Fairmile A and B type motor launch, The Canadian Fairmile B type ML; The Fairmile C type motor gunboat, D type MTB/MGB, F type MGB 2001, H type LCI and LCS; the 72ft harbour defence motor launch; The SC 497 class 110ft subchaser. Following equipment and weapons systems have been discussed: Depth charges and anti-submarine equipment; British Coastal Forces radar and camouflage; Engines and engineering; Habitability issues; The Holman projector; The PAC rocket; The 2-inch rocket flare; Smoke floats and smoke-making apparatus; The .303-inch Lewis and Vickers gas-operated machine gun; The 3-pounder Hotchkiss, 2-pounders Mark XI and XII, Vickers 40mm gun. Additional data as below: The 2-pounder Rolls-Royce 40mm SA gun; The 4.5-inch 8cwt Mark I gun; Minelaying equipment in Coastal forces craft; The US 3-inch/23 and 3-inch/50 guns, 20mm Oerlikon, 40mm Bofors Mark 3 gun; US Navy anti-submarine equipment; Disposition of motor launches 1936-1945; Coastal Forces depot ships and shore bases 1939-1945; The Survivors. Supplemented with a number of Appendices.

Category: NAVY FLEET | Views: 223 |

Ship Stability - Notes and Examples   This publication on naval architecture will be of particular use to helpful to ship Masters as well as Mates and Engineering Officers preparing for SQA/MSA examinations. It will also help the students of Naval Architecture and Ship Technology on ONC, HND, HNC courses, and first years on undergraduate degree courses. The book may be used as a reference aid to ship's crew and shorebased staff dealing with ship handling. The main objective of the book is to assist students with passing exams in Ship Stability by presenting as many as 66 worked examples together with supplementary 50 exercise examples with final answers only...

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 554 |

SOLE Diesels - MINI-75 SM-105 - Engine Instructions Manual   This Engine Instructions Manual was released by Sole Diesel for MINI-74 and SM-105 marine diesel engines. It will be very useful for ship engineers dealing with the operation, maintenance and repair of these engines. The publication covers wide range of issues including transport, handling and storage of the engine, preliminary information with characteristics, guidance on installation, preparation and using the engine, tips on repair and maintenance, some additional instructions and technical annexes.

Category: SERVICE AND OPERATION MANUALS | Views: 166 |

US Captains Training Series - Luminous Range   This part of the United States Captains Training Series is dedicated to the Luminous Range. The users who have watched this short video will be able to solve the navigation problems related to this issue. There are two components we use for the Luminous Range - Nominal Range and the Visibility for that day...

Category: NAVIGATION LESSONS | Views: 144 |

RYA Sea Survival Handbook   Generally, boating is considered to be one of the safest leisure sporting activities. But, in any sport that pushes us to the edge of our abilities, there will always be a chance of injury or even an accident. We have to be properly prepared in order to be able to cope with such emergencies and get our chances of survival increased. The present handbook is essential for everyone taking the one-day Basic Sea Survival Courses by RYA or the two-day Offshore Safety Course by RYA/ISAF. Actually, it will be very valuable for anyone who intends to take his boat offshore. In this publications the following issues have been addressed: preparing for and handling heavy weather, buoyancy and lifejackets aids, Man overboard prevention, liferafts, raising the alarms, fire control, when to abandon the ship, first aid, survival in cold water, lifesaving signals, rescue etc.

Category: YACHTING | Views: 304 |

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