Adressing a meeting of the British Association in April 1891, the veteran traveller and photographer John L A Thomson gave a ringing declaration of faith in the importance of photography as a recorder of history's onward march. Looking hack on the great figures of history, he bemoaned the lack of accurate images of their features and the world in which they lived. But at last technology had caught up with the great feats of the human spirit, and at tin-high noon of Victorian endeavour photography was on hand to bear witness to the inexorable surge of achievement: 'We are now making history, and the sun picture supplies a means of passing down a record of what we are, and what we have achieved in this nineteenth century of our progress.' The art and science of photography was half a century old when Thomson made these remarks and the industrial nations of the world were climbing towards a peak of maritime and economic expansion. In the minds of men like Thomson, the camera's impartial eye, guided and controlled by the skill and discrimination of the photographer, would serve to document this growth, the industries and triumphs, the men of mark and a civilizing mission to the world at large.
We all understand that today, with the significant and sometimes revolutionary advances in maritime transport and technology, the use of the world oceans by humans extends so far beyond the traditional activities. There are new emerging activities, such as oil exploration and production, bioprospecting, developments of the offshore renewable energy and others, and such activities challenge the applicability of the existing maritime policy and law. The present Handbook was developed and released by Routledge with the intention to examine the current regulatory and enforcement instruments/mechanisms applicable to the various sectors of maritime activity. It is a very comprehensive reference and it will be of great interest and use to students of maritime law, practicioners and even non-lawyers willing to deepen their knowledge of the offshore areas regulation.
This sixth edition of the book shall be treated as a very comprehensive but still quite accessible intro to the materials engineering which is intended to provide readers with a pretty straightforward yet readable approach to the subject; the publication includes a completely new chapter on the selection of materials, as well as updated discussion of new materials; in addition, the text has been supplemented with a complete glossary of key terminology used in materials engineering. The text of the previous edition of the publication has been significantly renowned in order to provide readers with an easy-to-understand explanations of the various topics of mechanical engineering. The authors have tried to avoid the excessive jargon and math complexity, making emphasis on the selection of materials. It will be equally valuable and useful desktop reference book everyone involved in mechanical engineering activities and studies.
The latest sixth edition of the Nautical Publication NP5011 released by UKHO. Traditionally, the book consists of five chapters covering General Information - navigation chart no., title and marginal notes, positions and distances, directions and compass; Topography - natural cand cultural features, landmarks and ports; Hydrography - tides and currents, obstructions and offshore installations, tracks and routes, areas and limits; Aids to Navigation & Services - lights, fog signals, buoys and eacons, radar, radio and sat navigation systems, services, small craft facilities. the last chapter contains abbreviations of principal non-English and English terms.
Issue 6 - Development and Maintenance - Competent People Make the Difference. There is little doubt that technology is revolutionizing the global maritime industry, which means that learning is crucially important. At sea, we must have competent people; to promote this, we must have high-standard education training. The problem is that the standards of education vary, and this is whsat we are going to discuss in this issue of Alert. The booklet on same topic may be used as a supplement.
Here is a truly perfect guide for all newcomers to dinghy sailins who wish to learn the basics as well as to those who are experienced but still intent to improve their sailing skills and get the techniques developed. The Guide is very easy to follow and provides step-by-step instructions supplemented with so many illustrations and photos - it contains everything the dinghy sailor needs to know - the book is divided into four big parts, namely Basic Principles, providing the very basic information on the dinghy boat, Preparing to Sail, First Sail - addressing the preparation and the process of sailing, and Basics of racing - for a bit more advanced sailors. The Glossary of the terms is also there.
The set of the software products released by TRANSAS, including TRANSAS Navigator v.1.03.03, Tsunamis'99 v.3.02.6, Chart Catalogue v.4.05.044, Installation Guide, Help Files, Dongle Checker Program v.1.05.18, and Troubleshooting Aid v.1.2.56. Though the program interface is in English, the electronic help files included in the program are presented in three languages - English, French and Portuguese. Developed for and compatible with Windows. No viruses or any sort of other malware.
This booklet is dedicated to the new and revolutionary technology. The study of the technical design and economic feasibility for an electric-diven ULCV capable of transporting twety thouthand container units, with an LNG-fuelled combined cycle gas & stem turbine power plant, was conducted by GT, CMA CGM, CMA Ships and DNV GL Classification Society. The vessel is equipped with the LNG membrane tanks for one full return voyage between Europe and Asia. The high-level research work performed by the above stated entities addresses the fuel effciciency and contains preliminary economic assessment.
Issue No. 6 of the Human Element Bulletin. The reader will get to know how to manage the fatigue properly, how to train a multinational workforce and train the trainer, gain and undertand the "Perils of the Sea", develop and maintain the human components of ship systems. The authors have evaluated the value of the training vessel in the process of training of future seafarers; another title is "Invest in yourself". As usual, the booklet is suplemented with this short training video film.
This set includes electronic operating manual for B&M series engines and a training course developed specifically for this type of diesels. Electronic presentations will help to better understand all aspects. The Diesel Academy folder, in turn, contains following subfolders - general description of ME engine, ME concept, hydraulic power supply, hydraulic cylinder unit, fuel system, exhaust system, MOP displays 1-34, PMI. Here are the advantages of ME engines - Lower SFOC, SLOC and better performance parameters at any load; Improved emission characteristics, with lower nitrogen oxide volume and no smoke; Appropriate fuel injection pressure and rate shaping at any load; Easy change of operation mode; Simplicity of mechanical system; Monitoring and diagnostics of engine for longer interval between overhauls; Better engine balance as well as acceleration - astern - crash stop performance; Lower rpm number possible for manoeuvring; Integrated Alpha Cylinder Lubricators; Upgradable based on software development.
The deck of a tug is not the easiest place to work. Waves, winds and strong tides, weather conditions and heavy equipment combine to make it a difficult and sometimes dangerous place. But the work done is invaluable. In today's shipping market, the size of vesselss is increasing faster than the ports can accommodate. Harbor operations are becoming more complex. Time pressures and increasing traffic are making ever greating demands on tugs. To meet the challenge, tug crews depend on the professionalism of the vessel's crews. Good teamwork between everyone involved is essential... This training film supplements the training booklet on working on tugs.
The present handbook is structured into three major parts for convenience - fundamentals, applications, and complementary material. It is unique and indispensable source of technical information for every mechanical engineer and will definitely be of particular use for materials engineers as it will show them the necessary cross-links to the important key topics of engineering. More than ninety industry professionals contributed in this volume. As a result, this book provides readers with details on the very fundamental building blocks of engineering. Among the key topics addressed in this book there are engineering maths and mechanics, design of various machine elements, turbomachinery, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, thermodynamics, material science, electrical engineering and power generation, manufacturing engineering and others.
Hello! We are all now familiar with Alert, you know it is a forum to share ideas and solve prolems relating to the human element issues in the maritime industry, and today's issue concerns a very important investment - an investment in quality. Regulations to ensure safer shipping and cleaner oceans are usually brought in following a casualty and accident involving loss of life, or one that had an impact on the environment. But some ship owners are failing to comply with the international requirements and their ships are falling below the standards. This video is to suplement the training booklet on same topics.
Another official release by DNV GL Class Society. This publication contains the latest updates on the statutory requirements applicable to tankers, information about the Common Structural Rules for oil tankers and bulk carriers, vetting compliance support, carbon future prospects, newbuilding specification services, the situation on the crude oil market, etc. The update is coming with the usual and self-explanatory motto "Expertise is knowing which details make all difference". Inert gas - Stability - ODME type-approved for bio-fuel blends - What is CSR BC & OT? - Consequences - PSC inspections and deficiencies - Top ten deficiency main categories and types in all ports visited - Deficiency ratio trend and benchmark - Review of technical specifications - Alternative fuel options - International regulations by IMO...
Issue No. 5 of the Human Element bulletin contains the updates on such important matters as building the shipping company culture, a total quality lifecycle, investing in quality as investing in people, colsolidating international standards ot the maritime labor, corporate social responsibility in the maritime industry, PSC reports, sustainability reporting in the shipping sector, etc. Better if used together with this short video film addressing same topics.
The present training video film was developed to supplement this training booklet and with the ultimate intention to provide a proper introduction to the major technologies making up Target Tracking Devices and to describe how they relate to each other. The technologies described are the ARPA, AIS and ECDIS. The training is primarily intended for the deck team - both junior and senior officers. Radar sweeping the surrounding sea, pinpointing ships, coastlines, every sweep plotting a new situation; by combining this information with data on your own course and speed, it has long been possible to create a vector triangle identifying any targets. In busy shipping lanes with dozens of vessels showing the same sea space and some vessels travelling at high speeds, calculations need to be swift and accurate.
The official IMO publication contaiing necessary requirements relating to the carriage of the grain in bulk. It consists of two main parts addressing specific requirements, and calculation pf assumed heeling moments as well as some general asssumptions. The appendix contains Part C of Chapter VI of SOLAS Convention, as amended by the IMO Res. MSC.22(59).The must have regulatory document for ship owners and crew members involved in grain transportation by sea and willing to ensure compliance with the Code.
The film produced by A Liveboat USA Production with video and photographs provided by Byron Huart. This is a quite short yet very interesting virtual tour of one of the most well-known warships of US Navy fleet, the sixty-second ship of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, named for Michael P. Murphy, Medal of Honor recipient. Watch this video and you will have the idea of the construction of the ship and the general arrangement, main systems and armament. This legendary warship was awarded with a Canadian Forces Unit Comemndation in the recognition of the brilliant service provided to the Canadian naval ship Protecteur damaged in the course of the fire.
This publication developed for the ship modellers is an extensivery researched publication which is full of insight and contains so many details. The book will definitely appeal to any person intedested in the era of sailing ships. The largest collection of the scale vessel models in the world is housed in the National Maritime Museum - some of them are contemporary artefacts created by the shipbuilders or craftsmen of the Royal Navy, ranging from the mid-XVII century to the present day. The book will tell the readers the full story fof the sailing cruising ship evolution. There are so many model photographs included in the publication, all of them being taken in full color and containing the detailed views.
The Outlaws of the Atlantic is one of the most popular publications on the naval history touching so dramatic world of the maritime adventures. Written by the award-winning naval historian, the book literally turns the marine industry upside down - it shows the history from the viewpoint of commoners - pirates, sailors, slaves and other outlaws of the sea from late XVII to the early XIX century. With a keen eye for these characters, the author shows how the maritime actors shaped the history. The reader will know how merchant sailors organize, inspired and maintained the democratic structures both outside and within the laws at the time. It all resulted in the book exloring the maritime history "from below".