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25.02.2018
GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MARPOL ANNEX V

The officially released guidelines to be used for the implementation of the requirements contained in the Annex V to the MARPOL convention. The documents has several objectives, and the main objective is to assist the states in developing the domestic laws and regulations implementing Annex V and enacting them; it will also provide required assistance to the ship owners and operators, crew members and manufacturers of the equipment willing to reach compliance with the requirements that have been set forth in subject Annex.

In addition, the volume will help port/terminal operators providing reception facilities for the garbage commonly generated on board vessels. The content of the guidebook is arranged in several parts. The guidelines for implementation of the Annex itself is the first part while the second part provides instructions for the development of shipboard garbage management plans.

The next part contains the regulations for garbage pollution prevention including definitions and applications, general prohibitions, information about special areas, special requirements applicable to the fixes/floating offshore installations, exceptions, PSC on operational requirements, placards, record keeping etc. In short, everything related to the prevention of marine pollution by shipboard garbage is covered.

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25.02.2018
PERSONAL INJURY PREVENTION — A GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE

In a huge number of modern shipping companies the safety of people on board has significantly improved in the past years. The associated safety awareness programs the use of the safety equipment and continuous training have eventually made vessels much safer places for working and living. However, it is still truth that there are too many accidents, incidents and injuries occurring.

The seafarers are suggested to take particular care not only for their own safety but also for the safety of the shipmates. Shipboard safety is a matter of critical importance and is a priority consideration; it means that all tasks shall only be attempted once all potential implications are fully considered and all appropriate actions have been taken.

The book starts with the intro providing general information about personal injuring and PPE followed by the shipboard safety management, planning of work and relevant procedures, workshop practices and housekeeping, maintenance for the shipboard electrical equipment and systems, handling chemical items, shipboard lifting appliances, fire precautions and associated emergency procedures to be closely followed, hot work including welding and burning, cargo work and many other important aspects.

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25.02.2018
SIGNIFICANT SHIPS OF 1997

The Significant Ships magazine release of the year 1997. Traditionally, the content of this annually issued publication is covering the most interesting ship projects presented in the particular year. This volume contains technical information and descriptions of such vessels as, for example, A. B. Bilbao and Flinterzee general cargo ships, Alexandria reefer ship, Boomerang and Devil Cat catamaran type fast car ferries, American Progress products and crude oil tanker.

There are Aman Sendai liquid natural gas tanker, Hamlet double-ended ferry, Helix, Torm Helene and Rina Amoretti product tankers, Kurzeme liquid petroleum gas tanker, Luhe container ship, UKD Bluefin port dredger, Rathboyne asphalt tanker, Peene Ore ore carrier, New Herald bulk carrier, Multitank Brasilia chemical tanker, Njord B floating storage unit, Taronga ro-ro container vessel, Superseacat Two fast mono-hull ferry, Thames Fisher coastal tanker, and so many others.

The book retains the traditional format used in all previous releases of the Significant Ships series. Each of the vessels have been provided with the brief technical data including shipyard and owner/operator at the time of delivery, ship designer, principal particulars, machinery information as well as some pictures and sketches.

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24.02.2018
JUMBO CRANE OPERATOR SYLLABUS

The maritime shipping world of today makes remarkably extensive use of the shipboard cranes. It is very difficult to see how the work would be done on vessels without cranes. However, the use of the subject machinery is commonly associated with risk. The goal of the present document is to provide readers, and crane operators in the first turn, with the professional technical knowledge they will need to carry out their work is a safe and effective manner.

The content of the volume has been originally compiled by the SBW specialists and then extended to comply with the requirements of Jumbo. The book covers such important aspects of shipboard crane operations as types of most frequently used cranes and derricks, explains the main components of the cranes, touching the terminology involved. Then, the content of the book is dealing with the safety aspects covering all factors contributing in safety in any way.

The remaining chapters of the volume address the lifting tackle and equipment, lifting chains, steel wire ropes, fabric lifting slings, various specialized lifting equipment including lifting beams and clamps, work platforms and crane hooks, rope sheaves and drums, safe attachment of loads, etc. The procedures established for the lifting operations have also been addressed.

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24.02.2018
ARE HNS SPILLS MORE DANGEROUS THAN OIL SPILLS?

Here is a so-called "white paper" for the Interspill International Conference an the Fourth IMO R&D Forum held in Marseille, France, in May 2009. It was recognized by the joint committee of the conference and the forum, that the significant growth observed in maritime shipping of chemical items and the relevant industry and state obligations resulted in the increased attention of the public and industry professionals to the potential dangers of HNS spills.

The HNS stands for the Hazardous and Noxious Substances. The knowledge possessed by the industry today about the fate and potential effects of such spills is much less that the one for oil spills. Everyone involved in transportation of subject cargoes shall be fully aware of all potentially devastating consequences of the spills to the marine environment.

The content of the present white paper has been compiled by the recognized experts of the ITOPF organization and will be very useful for the people engaged in the associated activities. The ultimate intent of the document is to address the most important concerns and key issues related to the HNS spills in comparison to the oil spills, and also to provide a good basis for stimulating open discussion on this matter.

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24.02.2018
DNV—GL — PIPELINE SUBSEA REPAIR

Another recommended practice prepared and released by DNV GL classification society. The opening section of the document provides general introductory information about pipeline IMS, i.e. integrity management system, application of the document, and pipeline failure causes, statistics and repair systems. The second section is dealing with the basic safety philosophy - the content of this section also covers systematic review, qualification and limit state design.

The next three sections cover the pipeline repair activities, design basis and exposures. The fourth section is devoted to the fitting design including failure causes and modes, fitting strength and grip capacity, seal capacity and other aspects. The remaining sections of the publication are dealing with the installation of the pipelines and attachment to them, seal protection design, limitations imposed at the misalignment, control and monitoring, activation etc., isolation plugs including testing of the associated isolation tools, hot tapping covering structural integrity and failure modes, welding and testing considerations, quality assurance, documentation etc.

The appendices provide additional information about the design factors and code breaks, typical tests and fitting capacity, failure statistics and risk assessment, checklist for qualification, design resistance etc.

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23.02.2018
A GUIDE TO 2—STROKE MARINE ENGINE COMPONENTS

Another brilliant title presented by MarineInsight experts. This one is devoted to the components of the two-stroke marine engines. A two-stroke engine is deservedly considered the most critical part of the merchant ship since it provides the power required to propel the ship transporting the cargoes between ports.

Though there are numerous newly established regulations and technologies released to govern the maintenance and operation of these engines, some of the things remain same, and these include technical maintenance procedures, such as testing and measurements as well as taking clearances.

The authors of this volume have prepared an excellent compilation of the important checks and tests plus measurements commonly performed on the components of the two-stroke marine diesel engines. The content of the publication is covering the calibration procedures to be followed when conducting routine technical maintenance of the MAN B&W and SULZER marine diesel engines widely used on board marine ships.

The volume will definitely be of great practical interest for the students of marine engineering as well as for the machinery room personnel who will find many useful tips to be applied for their day to day work.

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23.02.2018
COURSE OF SHIPS STABILITY AND TRIM

An excellent course to be checked by all students of naval architecture. The book was prepared and published by the Maritime University Constanta. The main content of this publication has been divided into numerous sections. The first section of the book addresses the basic principles and introduces the students to the laws that are commonly governing the flotation and this information will help them understand why the vessels float at all; the information provided in this opening section will help in forming the very basic level of knowledge required to complete subject training program. It is followed by the sections addressing the form coefficients of the ship's hull, TPC, Load Lines, basic introduction to the transverse stability, conditions of stability, effect of the free surface on stability, centre of gravity, list and trim, centre of buoyancy, GZ curves and suspended weights.

The remaining sections of the book are dealing with the stability criteria, wall-sided formula, inclining test, ice acceleration, wind heeling, curves of statical stability etc. Some of the practical problems of ship loading have also been covered, together with the international regulations, e.g. IMO Grain Code. At the very end of the book there is an illustrative example of the Stability Information & Tank Sounding Book that can be used for ready and easy reference.

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