A bestseller title devoted to the round-the-world ocean trip by the authors. The content of the book presents a contrast to so many other publications about the bluewater voyages. The volume will tell readers a nice story of the cruise - according to the numerous reviews submitted by the readers, the book will present particular interest to the people willing to get some practical advice in connection with the long-distance sailing.

The adventure started the very moment when Yanghan left Stockholm port. Both of the authors have left their jobs intending to undertake the completely different sort of challenge - just imagine, they wanted to circumnavigate the planet. The book contains all information about this remarkable travel, and this not the most valuable part of it. In fact, there is something much more important - the personal impressions of the sailors.

The authors have shared their personal experience, they have provided some practical tips on how sailors should equip their yachts to be able to cope with the circumnavigation in various conditions, they have given some practical criteria to be applied to the route and weather analysis. This is not a navigation or seamanship textbook - the volume is rather aimed to show people what can be done by someone who has made a decision to change his lifestyle and move to a new kid of life...

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The amount of chemical cargoes transported across oceans increases every year and results in the constantly growing awareness of the demands for developing safe and effective spill response arrangements. However, noting the significantly varying physical properties of chemicals and their behavior once they are spilt, and taking into account the potential effects of the chemical spills to the human health and environment, these preparedness and response arrangements are normally more complex in comparison to the arrangements in case of oil spills.

The present publication will provide all interested parties with brief introduction to the major issues concerned with the response to the chemical spills from ships; it is also intended to address the wide range of the common hazards associated with this type of spills. The authors of the booklet have paid particular attention to the behavior of the spilt chemicals in the sea water and reviewed possible response options.

In fact not all chemicals must be treated as hazardous - this term refers only to the so-called HNS, standing for the hazardous and noxious substances. When introduced into the marine environments, e.g. as a result of a spill, they are likely to create significant hazard to human health, marine environment, living resources, damage amenities etc.

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An excellent and very useful guide providing the information to be appreciated by all people engaged in cargo handling. The booklet is mainly intended to raise awareness of the people including FTA members and other participants such as haulers and shippers whose day to day work is connected with maritime container operations. Since the early days of so-called containerization subject concept of transportation freight has eventually turned into a truly global industry.

All links forming a worldwide supply chain are suing containers at one time or another. The use of the containers has resulted in the reduction of the freight handling costs. From the other side, the variety of different specialist containers has also grown. However, a regular general-purpose container is still considered best suiting a widest range of the items to transport.

The authors of the present booklet strongly hope that it will enable the participants of the shipping industry to discuss commonly used practices when using containers and this will significantly contribute into the overall safety of the maritime container shipping environment. This compact document not only covers general practices of cargo handling but also addresses the associated risks.

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Another release of the annually published Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships magazines. The issue of the year 2002 traditionally consists of two volumes. The first volume covers such vessels as Asean Explorer cable laying ship, Arkflow Rally cargo ship, Bonga FPSO, British Trader and Fernando Tapias LNG tankers, Carlos Fischer fruit juice carrier, Cimbria and CMA CGM Claudel containerships, Coral Princess liner equipped with gas turbine power installation, Euro Sun and Maritea product carriers, Finnmarken cruise ferry, Greta-C combination freighter.

There are also Hurst Point ro-ro ship, Kaishuu hopper dredger, Luzon Strait reefer featuring the innovative cargo loading system, Toisa Proteus OSV with the heavy lift capacity, St. Apostle Andrew river-sea cargo ship, Rene Descartes cable layer/repair ship, Stena Caribbean LPG/product tanker, Sunbelt Spirit car carrier also featuring reefer capacity, Tenerife Car vehicle carrier and other vessels.

The second book of the set provides information on the interesting vessels of smaller size. All ships addressed in its pages are arranged in five groups covering passenger ships, fishing boats, offshore supply vessels, pilot and patrol ships, and tugs and workboats.

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The IMO model courses are traditionally released to provide required assistance to the maritime training entities with the organization and introduction of the training courses. They will also be useful for the teaching staff of these training institutions involved in updating, enhancing and supplementing the training material possessed with the intention to improve their effectiveness.

The content of the present model course fulfils all relevant STCW Code requirements. Nowadays, good understanding of English is important for those willing to meet specific objectives. The material of the course is arranged in two core sections addressing GME, i.e. general maritime English, and SME, standing for the specialized maritime English.

All English language related competencies stated in the STCW have been covered in this model course. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop the ability of the trainees to use the English language and improve their competence . Trainees who successfully complete the course will be prepared for developing the KUP, i.e. knowledge, understanding and proficiency required by the Code. The course will also give them excellent opportunity to practice the communicating for both general and maritime purposes at different levels.

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The Rules developed and published by China Register for the lifting appliances installed on bard vessels and offshore units. The provisions of the present rulebook shall apply to the derrick rigs/cranes, submersible handling systems, crew/passenger lifts, conventional cranes, cargo/vehicle lifts. The publication opens with the general information about the survey and certification system including plans and documentation.

The main part of the book is dealing with the derrick systems including calculations of the loads and conditions, shipboard and offshore lifts, cranes and ramps covering heavy lift cranes as well, relevant machinery and electrical installations - note that this sections also covers control engineering systems. The materials and welding have been paid particular attention together with the testing of the shipboard/offshore lifting appliances.

The last chapter of the volume addresses the marking of lifting gear and lifting machinery. There are four appendices to the main body of the document providing information on the critical stress normally experienced by the compressed construction members, derrick fittings, ILO 32 and ILO 152 ratification status, and forms of the register of lifting appliances issued to the CCS classed vessels.

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Here are the lecture notes for the Ship Structure course intended to facilitate the development of the good technical knowledge of the structure of the ship's hull. The main focus has been made by the authors of the course on the different types of the structural behavior on the basis of the fundamental concepts of mechanics of materials.

The content of the course is covering the design and assessment as well as drawing and reporting on the scantlings of the ship, i.e. design of the hull girder applied to the large vessels. Another important goal of the course is the development of the trainees' ability of making educated guess based on the good reasoning and very careful approximation of the problem.

The set consists of two courses. The first course No. 5003 addresses the structural features of the vessel, mechanical behavior, longitudinal strength and bean theory and associated equations, force and displacement methods applied to the indeterminate beams, shear stresses, torsion, plate bending, structural analysis methods, moment distribution, and other aspects.

This all is continued in the second course No. 6003 dealing with the elastic plate behavior, plastic and elastic bending, elastic buckling, local and overall stiffener buckling, fatigue and fracture problems, strain rate effects, engineering safety metrics, buckling of transverse and longitudinal plate panels, hot spot fatigue analysis, risk analysis, laterally loaded plates and other topics considered important.

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This Guide was officially released by Wartsila company to apply to their two-stroke engines. It will present practical interest to the people engaged in technical maintenance of these engines. They will find all required instructions to be used when checking the condition of the piston running components. The document is intended to serve as a guidance for the condition based routine maintenance of the engines.

The actual wear rates commonly depend on the operational factors which would typically include load profile of the engine, ambient conditions and fuel used. The critical condition of the piston rings and liners can be detected by the visual inspection at quite early stages. It means timely taking all required countermeasures would allow to avoid the severe wear and losing of the liners and rings; this in turn would significantly increase the reliability of the engine.

This compact volume will give instructions for preparation to the underside inspection of the pistons, tools and equipment used, assessment of the condition for the cylinder liners and piston rings, and condition of the piston crown. In addition there are several images demonstrating the condition, and sample report form to be used.

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