This training course is dealing with the fatigue. Recently, the fatigue has been eventually recognized as a potential contributor and sometimes a main cause to the human errors. In the past, the industry people used to believe that the good training, willpower and professionalism is enough to prevent fatigue.

However, the results of the several researches conducted in this field, have shown that fatigued people work worse and there is a higher risk of the casualties and accidents. The main purpose of the training set consisting of this booklet and associated video training film, is to provide good and understandable explanation of the major causes of the fatigue and effects the fatigue may have.

The training is also intended to demonstrate how the management strategy shall be put in place to improve the effectiveness of the workers - this all will contribute to safeguarding of the human life, property and protection of the environment. The content of the course covers the negative effects and causes of the fatigue considered specific to the maritime industry, recognizing fatigue and implementing successful FMS, i.e. fatigue management system, and other important aspects.

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The electrical power generator engines are the main power sources on most vessels - they are commonly referred to as the ship's heart. It would be absolutely impossible to operate any machinery room, bridge or deck equipment without the generators. The marine generators are in use on board vessels depending on their type, power demands and budget preferences of the ship owners.

The marine engineers who are working on board shall have clear and thorough understanding of the construction of the generators and their working to be able to conduct periodical routing maintenance and repairs in case of necessity. Though there are numerous types of the generators installed on ships, the procedures to be followed during their maintenance and overhauling are similar.

This instruction booklet starts with the general information about marine generators followed by the description of pre-planning and preparation activities. The author of this useful volume has covered the opening and dismantling of the generator parts, cleaning and checks normally done within the frame of the overhaul, measurements and calibration of the associated equipment, technical maintenance of the alternators, starting preparations and running in. The sample gauging sheet and checklist have also been provided for easy reference.

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This is the training video to supplement the booklet addressing fatigue. As we know, fatigue is treated as one of the contributors to the risk to the crew members and to the ship. This training program is mainly aimed at the senior officers who, upon completion of the course, will cascade the content down to the other crew members.

The authors of the course have covered all important aspects of fatigue and the measures to minimize it. They have provided numerous practical instructions that, when properly followed, will eventually result in significant reduction of the fatigue. The main emphasis has been placed by the developers of this training on the assessment of the risk associated with the fatigue, covering risk elements that are commonly considered specific to the different departments.

The general risk elements would normally include noise and vibration management, food and drink, working of the crew members in extreme temperatures, stresses, personal problems that crew members may have, watchkeeping, planning and others. All of them shall be paid due attention. Have a close look in the boo and video to get a full picture of what the fatigue is, what hazards and risks it may result in and what shall be done to minimize the fatigue...

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She is an elegant ocean liner with the story passed. Iron Lady of the seas for half a century... It is quite an old ship but still very strong and still can run fast. Marco Polo navigates modern marvels. Cruise ship Marco Polo is a model of maritime history. Her classic outline recalls the classic vessels of the past. She was launched back in 1965, a luxury ship built for the hard line regime of the old Soviet Union.

Deluxe - yes, but this vessel is also designed for extra stability, with the reinforced hull to sail through broken ice in Arctic routes. She is more than fifty years old but is still excellent. Captain Nectarios Rigas is just learning how to handle this twenty-two thousand ton ship; of course, this task requires some extra skills. He is fourth generation captain and he has just taken command of Marco Polo and this will be his first time taking her to the Baltic Sea.

Marco Polo is tied up at the British port of Tilbury on Thames river some forty kilometers south-east of London. Tilbury is London's original cruise port and it is a perfect departure point for this historic ship which will sail out for her historic route... A fascinating video film belonging to the Mighty Ships series and recommended to anyone with the interest in ships.

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The present DNV GL released recommended practice contains official recommendations to be considered when performing strength analysis of the main structures of jack-up offshore units. The hull of the modern self-elevating platform usually rests on three or four legs, commonly vertical. Some special designs feature tilted legs - this is done to provide higher stability when the unit is elevated.

A drilling slot is normally cut in the aft side of the main deck, however some designs have the drilling derrick cantilevered over the unit's side. There are two bottom support concepts. Most of the self-elevating units have separate legs supported by the spud cans while other rigs have their legs connected to a huge mat preventing excessive penetration.

The present document will provide general information on the design features of the jack up rigs including general principles and stress design. The authors have paid attention to the environmental conditions to be taken into consideration as well as the design loads including deformation, environmental and accidental loads, global response analysis, structural strength and fatigue strength, accidental strength dealing with the damaged condition of the structure, stability analysis and requirements to the air gap. In the appendix you will find the simplified model of the lattice leg.

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These China Register Rules have been published to apply to the vessels equipped with the LNG containment and bunkering system. The sea-going liquid natural gas bunkering vessel shall comply with all rule requirements. For the vessels featuring the function of bunkering the fuel oil with a flash point exceeding 60 degrees and LNG, the associated cargo areas shall be complying with the oil tanker requirements.

The design of the vessel, in turn, shall be fully compliant with the water environmental conditions and the operational conditions shall be duly reflected in the ship's safety operation manual. The materials used for construction of the gas tanks, equipment used for bunkering, piping and fitting, and any other part contacting LNG or the boil-off gas shall be suitable for the specified pressure and temperature.

In addition to the requirements listed in this rulebook, the materials shall also comply with all relevant requirements of the other rules. Seven chapters of this rule book are covering general provisions, the vessel's arrangements, cargo containment systems, bunkering systems, power installation, shipboard monitoring, alarm and safety systems, electric equipment and fire safety including protection and extinction arrangements.

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This is the third edition of the popular Code of Practice dealing with the established procedures and techniques for the routine inspection and periodical in-service testing of the electrical equipment. The main goal of the document is to provide valuable advice and instruction on the inspection and testing in order to determine if the electrical equipment can be considered fit for service or there is necessity for the maintenance/replacement.

This edition of the Code features clarification of the equipment covered in its pages, and additional explanations of the terminology involved. The authors have also covered some of the alternative methods of testing. Moreover, the publication provides some additional explanation on the test leads and RCD adaptors as well as on the extension leads. The text is supplemented with the newly introduced appendices containing numerous images illustrating normally encountered deficiencies.

Regularly conducted inspection of the electrical equipment and installations is considered a fundamental part of the preventive maintenance program. Records of the routine maintenance and test results shall be maintained throughout the whole working cycle of the equipment, this is required to enable the condition of the equipment, effectiveness of the periodical maintenance policy for the assessment, and to show that the maintenance system is in place and effective.

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Today, there is a threat to all the seafarers both officers and ratings. That threat is illegal drug dealing. If you work at sea, your risk of contact with drug dealers once you come ashore is high. You are under threat. This is because drug dealers see officers and ratings both as possible customers and possible smugglers. If you become involved as either a customer or a smuggler, you are in trouble. You are staring a criminal career.

You risk not only your own livelihood but you can call severe difficulties for the ship and your colleagues. These are several different groups of the psycholeptic drugs. One is the cannabis group. Cannabis also known as marijuana or hashish can be sold either as the leaves of the cannabis plant or as a more concentrated residue. The leaves are usually smoked either on their own in a pipe or mixed with tobacco.

The resin is also usually smoked, often mixed with tobacco. Using this drug can lead to laughing without apparent reason. Other effects include changes in perception of space and time, reduced learning ability and memory. Your reflexes are slowed down. Taking this drug leads to increased risk of infection in the nose, mouth and lungs. It can aggravate or cause heart and lung condition such as asthma; in both men and women it affects sexual organs, interfering with sperm and egg production...

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