18.01.2018

The author of this interesting volume draws on both literary and archaeological evidence when performing his examination of the significant role played by the boat in Egyptian belief, ritual and in everyday life. The content of the book will interest both historians and naval enthusiasts. The text has been illustrated with numerous detailed and informative photographs of boat models as well as many paintings together with the line drawings of the boats.

The author has also provided description of the boat building process which used to be there in ancient Egypt on the basis of the boat models that were found in the tombs; he has also used some remains of the boats found during archaeological digs. There is also a good glossary of the terminology included in the book for easy reference. In fact one chapter of the volume is devoted solely to the sources of evidence used.

The section dealing with the boat building addresses the woodworking techniques commonly used at those times, harbors and boat construction yards, and all other aspects. Particular attention has been paid by the author to the boats in ritual and belief, and to ancient Egyptian boats from Old, Middle and New Kingdom, etc.

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18.01.2018

The present publication contains a good collection of technical papers which have been presented in the course of the Third MARTECH, i.e. International Conference on Maritime Technology & Engineering held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2016. The content of the volume has been developed on the basis of nearly two hundred professional and respected contributors.

The authors of the documents presented during the conference has focused on such important areas as energy efficiency and maritime transportation of passengers and cargoes, vessels in ports, design and construction of ships, ship hydrodynamics, safety and reliability of the vessels, ship construction and ship repair yard technology, shipboard machinery, safety and reliability of the ships, oil and gas industry, several important aspects of protection of the marine environments, sources of renewable energy and researches in this field, coastal structures and so many other areas.

The book will be useful to the shipping industry professionals including shipbuilders and marine engineers, and other specialists and students having the interest in the fields listed above, and willing to be updated with the latest happenings in the industry.

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17.01.2018

This is the latest edition of the Maritime Directory of Shipping Services released by Lloyd's List. The content of the volume incorporates services provided by the leading companies in the world shipping industry working in different fields, such as bunker services, ship agents and ship chandlers, ship registries and classification societies, marine surveyors and consultants, port state authorities, ship construction and ship repair yards, solicitors, lawyers and other service providers.

Note that this book will also give users all necessary information about stevedores, companies providing dredging services, towage and salvage, ship managers and marine insurers. One separate section of the publication has been specifically devoted to the organizations providing marine training services. The publication will definitely present practical interest and use for the people in the shipping industry who will get a chance to find all information they require. That is why we recommend this volume to all those in need of the information and data to perform their services. Though the publication is quite compact, its content is very comprehensive, covering many areas.

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17.01.2018

The latest edition of the major IMO convention dealing with the prevention of marine pollution concerned with the protection on the marine environment. The main technical content of the present convention has been arranged in six big Annexes. Note that the five of them, i.e. Annexes from I (oil pollution prevention) to V (garbage pollution prevention) were adopted by MARPOL 1973 as further modified by a 1978 Protocol. The last sixth Annex was adopted by a Protocol which followed in 1997 covering the air pollution prevention.

In general, all annexes together cover the prevention of pollution of marine environment by oil, by NLS, standing for the noxious liquid substances carried in bulk, by harmful substances carried in packaged form, by sewage and garbage from ships, and air pollution. Needless to say that this is one of the most important publications to be carried on board any vessel to which present convention applies.

It is a must-have document for the port state control officers and marine surveyors checking the vessel for compliance with the requirements of convention, for the crew members responsible for keeping the vessel compliance, and for the ship designers and builders who shall have clear understanding of the convention in order to design a vessel that would meet all applicable requirements.

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17.01.2018

   The very latest consolidated edition of the most important IMO Convention. The main purpose of the Convention is, traditionally, to provide the maritime industry with a broad range of measures that have been specifically designed with the intention to improve the safety of human life at sea. Note that the SOLAS Convention is also the oldest one, with its initial released officially adopted more than a century ago, namely in 1914, following the famous tragedy - the sinking of the Titanic resulting in the loss of more than 1500 human lives.

   Since that time, the Convention has been re-issued four times in order to be in line with the technological developments happening in the shipping industry. The present volume contains the consolidated text of the Convention and it was prepared to provide readers with an easy and user-friendly reference to all requirements of this Convention that become applicable since July 2014. All amendments to the requirements that are in effect from July 2014 have also been covered in this volume.

   Again, there are twelve main chapters in the publication providing the general technical provisions, addressing the structure of the ship, it's subdivision and stability issues, machinery and shipboard electrical installations, fire protection, prevention and firefighting systems, equipment and arrangements, LSA, radio and navigation equipment, transportation of various types of cargoes including dangerous cargo, nuclear ships, safety management, certificates issues to the ships fully complying with the applicable requirements of the Convention, relevant documentation, list of the IMO resolutions and a wealth of other valuable regulatory information.

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17.01.2018

This official IMO publication does not need any specific introduction. This is the consolidated edition of the ILLC, standing for the International Load Line Convention. The main text of the subject Convention is included in the very first part of this volume, supplemented with four annexes providing the regulations for determining the load lines of the vessels, including general regulations, conditions of freeboard assignment, freeboards and special requirements applicable to the vessels with the timber freeboards assigned, zones, areas and also seasonal periods, and, finally, the certificates commonly issued under the present IMO Convention to the vessels gully complying with all its requirements.

The second part contains the articles of the 1988 Protocol while the third part contains the Load Line Convention, as it was modified by the 1988 Protocol - again, together with all annexes as in the first part. The remaining three parts of the volume provide the amendments to the Protocol of 19888 mentioned above that haven't been yet accepted by sufficient number of states and therefore still not in force, UI, i.e. Unified Interpretations of the provisions of this Convention, and the specially established Form that shall be used for recording of condition of load line assignment. Needless to say that this IMO Convention is there in the list of the mandatory shipboard publication, i.e. the document required to be carried on board of any vessel...

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17.01.2018

The SMCP was has been compiled with these major - the first and maybe the most important one was to provide required input in the navigational safety and provide assistance when standardizing the language commonly used during the communication in the course of the navigation at sea and also at the approaches to the ports, in harbors and waterways when the vessels are manned with multilingual crews; another purpose was to provide assistance to the maritime training entities in meeting all objectives stated above.

These communication phrases should not actually be intended to contradict or supplant the COLREG or any other special local recommendations or IMO Rules, neither are they expected to supersede the ICS; it should apply in full compliance with all relevant procedures that have been set out in the ITU Radio Regulations.

Moreover, it shall not be treated as a technical manual providing any operational instructions. We would recommend to use the publication as often as practically possible in preference to any other words or phrases of similar meaning. The accompanying CD (to be installed from included pack of files) is designed to familiarize people with the pronunciation.

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17.01.2018

The FSS Code has been officially adopted by the MSC at it's 73rd session in December 2000 with the aim to provide the maritime industry with the international technical standards relating to the fire safety systems and associated equipment that are required by SOLAS.

The present Code is mandatory under the amendments to SOLAS. The volume contains the required engineering specifications relating to the fire safety arrangements and all equipment concerning the fixed gas-, water-spraying, foam and water mist fire extinguishing systems on ships, sample extraction smoke detection systems on tankers, portable powder, gas and other fire extinguishers of all sizes, PPE, i.e. personal protection equipment, international shore connection, inert gas systems, automatic sprinkler systems, low-location lighting systems, fire detectors, fixed alarm systems, main and emergency fire pumps, means of escape, deck foam systems, fixed hydrocarbons gas detection systems etc.

In addition, the present edition of the FSS Code includes all relevant resolutions of the IMO and also all circulars. The publication is there in the list of mandatory papers that shall be carried on board any ships falling under SOLAS. All information that has been included in the book will be very useful for any crew member dealing with the operation of the above listed equipment or its maintenance.

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