The publication has been written mainly for both trainee and professional ship deck officers, people who are currently studying for CoC, i.e. certificates of competency, in merchant vessels, and also for fishermen - it may be recommended to any person looking for the clear and plain introduction to this subject.

The book will provide detailed and clearly understandable descriptions of major forces and elements normally contributing to maritime meteorology as well as to the principles governing them. The content of the publication covers the passage planning and weather routing, cargo management and care in heavy weather condition, satellite technology, tropical storms and many other aspects of maritime meteorology.

It also features extensive glossary of terminology used, revision questions that will let you track the learning progress, chart of ocean currents and so many explanatory and informative data diagrams and photos. The content of the book is perfectly laid-out and contains many images making understanding much easier. A remarkably valuable resource for those interested in knowing everything about marine weather. All of the descriptions are very accurate and comprehensive.

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The present training series has been originally developed to supplement the content of the personal survival manuals of the vessels including the training manual under Chapter III of SOLAS Convention and requirements of STCW Convention. This video deals with lifeboats while three other video films are dealing with liferafts, mustering and survival & rescue.

We highly recommend all our users to watch very carefully all of the parts of this series and also consult the wordbooks and training manuals available on board specific to their particular vessel. The video covers all types of lifeboats normally used on the vessels. It starts with the information about the most popular enclosed type lifeboats demonstrating how they should be launched and how the whole process of abandoning the ship should be arranged.

The other types addressed are partially enclosed lifeboats, open type lifeboats and of course free-fall type lifeboats. The specific features of each type of boats have been dealt with together with the recommended procedure for maintenance of the boats and systems on board. Do not wait until the real emergency is there as it may get to late. You should take absolutely every single opportunity to participate in any available training courses and other activities including onboard drills.

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Here is another part of the training series focusing on the important aspects of survival on board any vessel and reinforcing all seafarers as this training should supplement the survival manual of the ship. The content of the training is representing the up-to-date advice provided by the MCA and IMO organizations, detailing the procedures that shall be followed by the crew members and passengers if commercial and cargo ships.

They can be watched either individually or as a training set. This particular part of the training program is dealing with the liferafts. It demonstrates the proper methods to be used for launching both davit-launched and throw-over liferafts. The content of the video is also addressing the established and effective procedures for embarkation and launching these rafts from the vessel and will also show the trainees what to do for the most rapid deployment.

Three other parts of the training series address the lifeboats, mustering and survival & rescue. This training will be very useful and interesting for anyone working or planning to work at sea since it covers all important aspects of construction, operation, launching and maintenance of shipboard survival equipment.

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One more video of four-part set. While three other parts of the training package cover the lifeboats, liferafts and survival & rescue, this one has been solely devoted to mustering. The present video film starts with the attempt of its authors to address the fundamental question - why do people muster?

The content of the video details how the mustering should be conducted, how we should account for every person on board the vessel, and, what is maybe the most important matter, what tasks and jobs are normally allocated to each of the crew members and how these tasks and jobs should be carried out. We would strongly recommend all our visitors to download all four parts of this training set and watch them very carefully.

They do contain lots of valuable information about the construction features, launching and operation as well as the maintenance of the vital pieces of shipboard survival arrangements. It goes without saying that knowing how the survival items shall be used and being fully aware of the procedures to be followed in case of an emergency may save your life and lives of someone else. And these videos prepared by the world leading and recognized specialists will provide valuable assistance in your training process.

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This is the closing part of the training set consisting of four videos providing a good coverage of the shipboard survival items and techniques. Three other video films are dealing with the lifeboats, liferafts and mustering and are also available. As you can see, the first three parts of the training package focus on the process of abandoning the vessel and advise how to do this safely.

This fourth part is addressing what happens straight after the survival, It demonstrates the life in a lifeboat and in the liferaft providing required and valuable advice on how to apportion the food available in the survival craft taking into account the number of people on board, what measures shall be taken to prevent seasickness of the passengers, and how to collect water, which is also the matter of utmost importance.

The authors of the video look into such survival detection equipment items as SART and EPIRBs. The video concludes with location of the rescue parties - in this section you will get to know what steps shall be made to increase the chances of being rescued by the chopper or vessel in the safe and efficient way. This training set is definitely one of the best training sources available today featuring excellent and easily understandable material.

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One of the most important conventions by IMO, i.e. International Maritime Organization. MARPOL Convention is devoted to the protection of the environment. The introductory general part of the Convention is outlines in the Protocols opening the document. The main provisions of the Conventions are contained in six Annexes to it.

The first Annex provides regulations for prevention of marine pollution by oil including requirements applicable to the machinery spaces and cargo areas, oil pollution incidents and reception facilities, special requirements that normally apply to the floating/fixed platforms, transfer of oil etc.

The second and third Annexes govern prevention of pollution by noxious liquid substances carried in bulk and by harmful substances carried in packaged form. The fourth and fifth Annexes deal with the sewage and garbage pollution while the last Annex solely addresses atmospheric pollution from the ships including emission control, operation and maintenance of the diesel engines, incinerators and other shipboard equipment, as well as availability and quality of the fuel oil. Each of the Annexes is arranged in standard form starting with the chapters with general information and regulations concerning survey, certification and control.

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The electronic edition of the IMO Model Course 7.05. Trainees who have successfully completed the present training course and meeting the recognized performance standards will be able to determine position of their vessel together with the accuracy of the position fix using various instruments, properly plan a voyage, maintain safe navigation using ARPA and radar plus modern systems of navigation, determine compass errors, forecast weather, respond to the potential emergencies, handle and maneuver a vessel properly operate shipboard propulsion plant etc.

They will also understand the oceanographic conditions and coordinate SAR operations, be aware of the engineering systems on board, arrange watchkeeping and associated procedures etc. Traditionally, purpose of any IMO model course is to provide the maritime and fisheries training entities with required assistance concerned with organization and introduction of the new training courses; it will also be useful for the persons engaged in enhancement, update or supplementing available training courses improving their effectiveness and quality. Three main functions are covered within this document - navigation, cargo handling and stowage, and control and operation of the fishing vessels and care for the people on board.

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A very useful publication prepared by the MarineInsight team. The volume is intended to provide readers with the guidance related to the drydocking operations for the machinery room department of the vessels. Usually, the vessel is drydocked with the purpose to conduct periodical surveys of the underwater part of the hull, carry out major conversions, repairs and modifications that cannot be done while the vessel is afloat.

The present document will give some answers to the basic questions relating the drydocking. Successful completion of the drydocking activities will definitely require careful planning and following all procedures and leaves no room for mistakes. Should the planning be done wrong, drydocking can turn into a real nightmare for every crew member. The book opens with the section explaining in general what drydocking is and how and when it is performed.

The second section advises the basic steps to be done to plan the drydocking properly, while the third section is devoted to the crew members involvement. Finally, the closing section of the guide addresses how office supporting personnel are normally involved in drydocking. As you see, a good teamwork is necessary for the successful drydocking.

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