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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual

   Here is one of the most popular books for the modern boat owners, a really foremost troubleshooting guide. It will serve as a perfect reference book solving almost any of the problems related to the boats. Any marine professional will definitely find this publication invaluable. For those who have to choose a single book containing all the information needed for the proper operation, maintenance and repair on the equipment on board their boats, this is the right book. A truly remarkable bible and the best book of its kind today. This Manual will for sure be of very long lasting interest to everyone willing to know how their boats work.

Category: BOATBUILDING & BOATING | Views: 808 |

Circular Cylinders and Pressure Vessels

   This volume addresses the stress and strain state in machine components and mechanical structures featuring axial symmetry in the broad sense, i.e., referring not only to the structure's geometrical shape (this is the so-called geometrical cylindrical axisymmetry, and the generic cross-section is thus circular or annular), but also to the distribution of surface forces, the thermal loads acting on the structure, the boundary conditions, the material's elastic properties, and if necessary the body forces. The textbook also describes methods for evaluating the strength of such structural components and thus ensure that they are correctly designed and meet the criteria specified for compliance checks in national and international standards. Here, analysis is restricted to structures consisting of homogeneous and isotropic material: for structures consisting of plastic or composite materials, the reader is referred to specialized texts. The structures considered herein include, for example, pressure vessels, nuclear vessels, reactor liners, solid fuel elements, control rods, the reactors used in the chemical and petrochemical industries, the tubing and, more generally, the piping in manufacturing plants, the casings, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and gas fields, the piping in offshore drilling operations, the pipelines that carry oil and natural gas, heat exchanger tubes, the shrink-fit shaft/hub assemblies employed in the mechanical industry and the components of many other machines used in sectors spanning the gamut from aerospace to domestic appliances. Special topics that will be addressed in this area include composite material vessels, elastomer tubes, sleeves, box couplings, the petrochemical industry's storage tanks, coining dies, multilayer tanks and their optimization, the loosening of a shrink-fit shaft/hub assembly as a result of centrifugal load, limit analysis design, autofrettage, or the creation of a residual stress in an internally pressurized cylinder when the internal pressure is increased from the value causing initial yielding to the value causing yielding of the entire cross section, and the thermal stresses in long cylindrical bodies.

Category: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | Views: 354 |

Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic - The Oceans Greatest Disaster

   This is another book dedicated to the one of the most tragic marine catastrophes in the history, it was written and first published short time after the Titanic disaster. In fact, the opinions and accounts of the various writers addressing subject disaster differ greatly from the results of the latest researches. This publication is a deluxe reproduction of it's original release in 1912. It is a must-have book for any Titanic "fan" as it will provide reader with a different perspective on this tragedy, sobering account of the catastrophe, sheds the light on the acts of heroism not equaled in modern or ancient times.

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Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering

   The present publication by Philip L. F. Liu consists of the review papers on ocean and coastal engineering. The first paper presents a brief summary of the modern wave modelling in deep waters, pointing out some shortcomings in existing approaches and expressing the urgent need for developing a proper statistical theory of surface waters in shallow waters. The discussion in the second paper is mostly focused on the Hamiltonian dynamics of water waves...

Category: MISCELLANEOUS | Views: 293 |

Coast Guard - Manned Naval Vessels in World War II

   The Coast Guard-Manned Naval Vessels in WW Two was prepared and released by the Coast Guard Historian's Office. The USCG vessels made a very important contribution to the victory in World War Two. This book sheds some light on the manned naval vessels participating in WWII.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 169 |

Port Engineering - Planning, Construction, Maintenance, and Security

   The subject of port engineering is very broad. In fact, this is a blend that encompasses the array of engineering disciplines—civil, structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, naval architecture, and others—not to mention the socioeconomic and environmental aspects, knowledge of which is required to produce a sound design of a modern port or marine terminal. In previous work published in the past 10 to 15 years, I have attempted to address in depth some important subjects related to design and construction of port-related structures and facilities. However, many port-related issues, such as dredging, maintenance, environmental problems, security, and many others, still need to be addressed and presented in a reader-friendly format. This volume has been written by a group of experts in their respective fields of expertise to fill a niche in the existing literature on port and harbor engineering and to provide port designers and operators, particularly those concerned with the design of a port- and harbor-related marine structures, with state-of-the-art information and commonsensc guidelines to port planning, design, construction, and maintenance of port facilities. Contributors to this book have been motivated by the desire not only to share their experiences with their colleagues in the profession, but also to provide those intended to join the field of port engineering with essential knowledge of the subjects related to successful port design, construction, and operation. This is important, because unfortunately, all too frequently, good and less costly engineering solutions are not used, due to a lack of familiarity on the part of the designer. On the other hand, use of a textbook solution to solve the problem may also be counterproductive. Every project is site specific, thus no engineer should be content merely to follow another's designs but should study such designs and use them as a starting point for developing his or her own ideas that are best suitable for the particular site conditions. It must be understood that engineering in general and port engineering in particular is the profession in which knowledge of the mathematics, economics, and physical sciences gained from previous experiences must be applied to the particular project with thorough understanding that in a great many practical cases the problem cannot be solved with mathematical precision; the use of mathematical formulation of a particular problem must be practical and compatible with the data available. The design procedures and guidelines contained in the book are intended to point out the complexity of the particular problem and to illustrate factors that should be considered and included in an appropriate design scenario. They should not be used indiscriminately, particularly not for the detailed design, and should always be combined with good engineering judgment. The book is designed to serve as a guide and a reference for practicing engineers bul is also aimed at engineering students and others seeking to enter the field of port engineering.

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 427 |

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ships, Boats, Vessels, and Other Water-Borne Craft

   Here is a perfect reference book iand definitely the most comprehensive one on all varieties of seafaring vessels. The publication contains more than 750 alphabetically arranged entries and over six hundred beautifully meticulous line drawings, a forty-page nautical glossary. It shall be considered the most impressive and complete guide to everything that floats, and will be the best gift for any nautical enthusiast. Here is the contents - Introduction and guide to the encyclopedia; Types if craft from A to Z; Reader's additions; Glossary of nautical terms in the text; Bibliography of relevant books; Indexof vessels named in the text.

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Anglo-American Shipbuilding in World War II

   The twentieth century witnessed two of the greatest conflicts in human history, the First and Second World Wars. In each conflict, although on a grander scale in World War II. global war was waged on the land, in the air, and at sea. Entire nations waged war. their citizenry, governments, militaries, and industries. In fact, these wars could not have been waged at all had it not been for the industrial might of the participants to field the massive armies, navies, and air forces involved. Arguably, victory in these two wars was also dependent and perhaps largely the result of one side's ability to outproduce the other. In this regard, Anglo-American industrial strength was of unquestionable importance and was kev to the outcome of each conflict. No more so was this evident than in the ability of Great Britain and the United States to build both the sizable naval forces with which each was able to project power on a global basis and the merchant marine fleets necessary to sustain their joint war effort. It is with this accomplishment that this book is most concerned; that is. the Anglo-American shipbuilding industry of World War I and especially World War II. when it flourished as never before. We examine the shipbuilding efforts of the first, principally in order to shed light on how they led up to the grander achievements involved in the second. Although there is a heavy dose of historical review and reflection presented in this work, we actually approach the subject chiefly from a geographical perspective. In other words, our primary focus is examining the spatial distribution (and concentration) of shipbuilding activities in both countries. This, however, is not simply a geographical description or inventory of the locations of shipyards, but a more in-depth analysis of how geography influenced this industry and its spatial distribution. Consideration is given to the various geographical factors that not only impinged upon shipyard locations, but also on the shipbuilding programs of Britain and America during World War II.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 207 |

DECKMA Oil-in-Water Monitoring for Marine and Industrial Applications - Product Information

   This pack of supporting documentation was released by DECKMA, the world recognized supplier of the oil-in-water monitors and systems to the marine and industrial markets. It consists of the Product Information book showing the company profile and providing the technical information for the bilge alarm monitors of OMD-21 and OMD-2005 types, and oil monitors of OMD-12, OMD-15 and OMD-17 types, pictures of their installations, data on the oil, solids and turbidity monitor OMD-7 MK II, it's specification, measuring principle and installation details, some novel concepts of oil-in-water monitoring, and application questionnaire. Other four documents contained in this pack are the instruction manuals for the oil-in-water monitor type OMD-11 and 15 ppm bilge alarm types OMD-12, OMD-21 and OMD-2005.

BA Tidal Stream Atlas NP233 - Dover Strait

   Another official release by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. This one addresses the Dover Strait. It was first published in 1995 and then re-printed in 2010. Similar to some other UKHO publications presented at our website, this NP233 consists of thirteen nautical charts showing tidal intervals commencing 6 hours before and ending 6 hours after HW Dover, at hourly intervals.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 271 |

The Worlds Biggest Carbon Composite Catamaran Passenger Ferry - OZATA Shipyard Documentary

   The World's Biggest Carbon-Composite Catamaran Passenger Ferry was built by a Turkish comany. It is being built by OZATA Ship Yard in Yalova. This video briefly shows the process of the construction of the subject vessel. Some comments from the Design Engineer of the project:"...We first draw two and three dimensional models of the ferry at designing office. We prepare three-dimensional models of all parts of the ferry, then conduct resistance calculations and analyses of the completed models. Later, we send the analyzed products to our colleagues at the purchasing department through our server and buy necessary pieces. After that, we send technical drawings of the product or the necessary details to our colleagues at the manufacturing department and ensure their production". Production Engineer:"...The fiber we use in ferries with the capacity of 420 passengers thatwe built for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is full carbon fiber produced by using vacuum infusion technology. In this sense, we are the first shipyard in Turkey and among the limited number of shipyards in the world. The manufacturing in our composite line is as follows - the carbon fiber enters our workshop as a fabric, then leaves our shipyard as a ship. This is the process."

Category: SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR | Views: 245 |

Admiralty and Maritime Laws in the Mediterranean Sea (ca. 800-1050)

   The earliest maritime regulations in the Mediterranean world are thought to date back to 3000 B.C., the period during which the Old Kingdom of Egypt was established. Expanded commerce during the Early Bronze Age prompted the Pharaohs, whose authority extended beyond the coastal territories, to construct ports and shipyards to meet the demands of overseas trade. By the end of the first half of the third millennium, Egyptian ships frequented Levantine ports in the Mediterranean and the Aegean islands. Cedar and artifacts were shipped from Phoenicia and Syria, while Crete and Cyprus exported minerals. A few centuries later, merchants were transporting raw materials and finished objects such as precious stones, ivory, and rare woods from the Far and Near East to the Mediterranean area. In response to this burgeoning trade, shipwrights began building more sophisticated vessels that enabled seamen to expand their range and sail longer distances to more remote locations.' Although documented evidence of early Egyptian maritime codes has not been discovered, it is reasonable to postulate that overseas trade could not have had developed without regulations governing river and sea navigation...

Category: SHIPPING LAW | Views: 209 |

The Ship - Long Ships and Round Ships

   This book shows the development of both the merchant vessels and the specialized ships of war, from the earliest times to the present day. It was prepared by the National Maritime Museum together with Her Majesty's Stationery Office. The book is self-contained and incorporates the latest available information and the latest thinking on the subject, but they are readily intelligible to the non-specialist, professional historian or layman. Above all, as should be expected from the only large and comprehensive general historical museum in the world which deals especially with the impact of the sea on the development of human culture and civilization, the approach is unromantic and realistic. Merchant ships were and are machines for carrying cargo profitably. They carried the trade and, in the words of the very distinguished author of this second book, lthe creation of wealth through trade is at the root of political and military power'. The vessel of war, the maritime vehicle of that power, follows and she is a machine for men to fight from, or with.

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Seafarers - Fighting Sail

   If you are interested in naval history of XVII-XVIII centuries, this book is definitely the one for you to read and enjoy. It addresses mostly Royal and French Navy and covers all major developments in ship construction and tactics, and training, and all other key naval personalities and sea battles of that time, especially Horatio Nelson. The publication is a real must-have for any naval historian and enthusiast. A very interested and perfectly illustrated publication.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 200 |

Hydraulic Engineering

   This book contains fifty six technical papers from the SREE Conference on Hydraulic Engineering held in 2012 in Hong Kong. With the economic-social development, water cycle system shows dualistic characteristics. The high-intensity human activities cause changes to water cycle process, deriving society, economy and environment subsystems, and lead to resource subsystem weakened and ecological subsystems degenerated. To guarantee economic-social sustainable development, it is required to explore the efficient mode of water resources development. The multi-dimensional regulation of water cycle system is an effective means to promote the synergetic development of five-dimension subsystems. To optimize water regulation, evaluation and selection on regulation schemes are required. There are a large number of studies about evaluation and selection methods on regulation schemes. The fuzzy theory was applied to water resources redistribution scheme evaluation and decision-making in Tseng-Wen and Kao- Ping River Basins by Chen and Chang, Srdjevic et al. combined basin simulation and evaluation technology of regulation schemes as an improved TOPSIS method based on entropy for evaluation on Jacuipe River Basin regulation schemes. Locus incorporated hydrological model, reservoir operation model and basin water demand prediction model, and took the deficiency amount of basin water resources as an index to evaluate water resource management measures in Pinios River and Lake Karla Basin. GA was used to guide the restoration measures of water pollution, so as to complete the optimal selection on restoration measures. Multiple decision analysis theory based on Analytic Hierarchy Process was used to evaluate water supply schemes in Kwara State, Nigeria by Okeola and Sule. Based on entropy theory, order degree entropy function was set to evaluate and select multi-dimensional regulation schemes in Haihe River Basin.


The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts

   The first edition of this book was published in 1991. A copy has been on my shelves for over 20 years. Its battered cover and well-thumbed pages are the best possible testimony to the huge value that the book was to me over many years: as too have been the two later editions which are in similar condition. I have no doubt whatsoever that they have been equally invaluable to all practitioners throughout the world who are involved in legal matters concerning shipbuilding—whether in the course of negotiating a shipbuilding contract, during construction itself or in the unhappy event of dealing with disputes between builder and buyer. The legal principles applicable to shipbuilding contracts are. of course, no different from those applicable to contracts generally. However, the various wordings used in the industry and the specific features of the business of shipbuilding frequently present particular problems which require careful consideration and handling often against a background of having to give prompt advice in a difficult commercial context involving high stakes. In such circumstances, this book is a godsend. As the legal guru of shipbuilding. Simon Curtis has succeeded once again in combining his legal scholarship and immense practical experience in a clear updated text—providing a detailed analysis and comparison of the different standard form contracts (including, where appropriate, that recently published by The China Maritime Arbitration Commission) as well as identifying the problems and pitfalls and (even better) possible solutions. So I very much welcome this latest edition and I am sure that it will continue to be of great value.

Category: SHIPPING LAW | Views: 421 |

The Aero- and Hydromechanics of Keel Yachts

   The intended reader will already have found out that this is not a book with glossy pictures by Beken of Cowes of the glamorous and fabulous sailing yachts of the world. It is a lot more sober and a little more scientific than that. This book has come about as a follow-up on a course on the aero- and hydromechanics of sailing that was written by the author for the Heiner Sail Academy in the Netherlands in 2002/2003. The piupose of the course was to provide yachtsmen with (top-)amateur or (semi-) professional racing ambitions with a solid background of the aero- and hydromechanics of sailing. The ambition of the author was to do so in a manner that he could justify from his own background as a professional fluid dynamicist and a cruising yachtsman, while trying to keep the material accessible for attendees without profound academic schooling. This, of course, is not the first book on the aero- and hydromechanics of sailing. A.C. Marchaj's "Aero- hydrodynamics of sailing" is generally considered as "The Bible' on the science and technology of sailing. And lightly so: it contains an incredibly broad and deep treatment of almost all aspects of sailing technology. Many readers, however, may find it difficult to find then way in Marchaj's book, in particular if their objective is to find out in a relatively straightforward way about how and why sail boat performance depends on the configuration and trim of boat and sails. While working on this book a new. very valuable volume on the science behind sailing yachts and their design appeared on the horizon: Fabio Fossati"s "Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts". Fossati's book provides an excellent description of the state of the art of fluid dynamic technology as applied to sailing yachts. It also addresses the physical mechanisms of sailing in considerable depth.

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 411 |

Shipping in Arctic Waters - A Comparison of the Northeast, Northwest and Trans Polar Passages

   The main objective of the present study was to compare the shipping conditions along the Northeast, Northwest and Transpolar passages based on a state-of-the-art analysis. To fulfill this objective three core premises were applied. First, the concept of sailing conditions was defined at the intersection of a variety of interacting factors, e.g. geopolitics, global warming, sea ice melting, military affairs, international economic trends, environmental challenges, resources, ocean regulations and law, competing modes of transportation, logistics, corporate governance, jurisdictional matters and lights of indigenous peoples. On this premise, the study is multi- and interdisciplinary in approach and substance. Second, the report is to serve applied purposes - to provide a fact basis both for real-life decisions and for developing a comprehensive multiyear research program to fill in, expand, deepen. broaden and supplement existing knowledge of relevance to shipping in Arctic waters. For this reason, the study is empirical and highly fact-oriented, not least revealing the shortcomings of existing knowledge. Third, the study is to a large extent based on secondary scientific material stemming from research programs like INSROP, ARCOP, JAKSROP, AMSA, etc., all of which have a singular focus on the Northern Sea Route. To compensate for this bias and provide a satisfactory database for all three passages, the research team had to draw on a much broader range of literature - official as well as research based - and to produce its own data through interviews. not least in Canada. In this way, the study became much more of a research program in its own right than originally planned for...

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 208 |

The Sea Is My Country - The Maritime World of the Makahs

   Joshua L. Reid is a true scholar and educator. Born and raised in Washington State, he is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a former middle school teacher with an undergraduate degree from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Josh approached the Makah Tribe with his research proposal and requested access to the extensive archival records held by the Makah Cultural and Research Center (MCRC). The proposal was of interest to the Makah Tribe and pertinent to current issues on both the tribal and national levels. His proposal was approved, and he began his inquiries. At the MCRC, he delved into the recordings of our elders who have gone before us. He held interviews with Makah individuals to gather additional details on historic and current Makah practices, events, and perspectives. He researched the written records within our archives; then he travelled—extensively—throughout the U.S. and Canada to track down all he could find relating to Makah control and management of marine space. His research and analysis of this material provide the most comprehensive source of Makah history ever published. As Makahs, we know our ancestors took calculated and heroic measures to protect our water, land, and resources that provide for our way of life. Many of us know the stories of whale and seal hunters, fishermen, and warriors. The descriptions of the battles and alliances with other Tribes, Washington State, the federal government, and Canada are not new to us. Josh's book immortalizes Makah efforts to remain steadfast in our claims to ownership and control of this pivotal Northwestern territory throughout time, while highlighting some of the individuals who played key roles.

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32 in 44 - Building the Portsmouth Submarine Fleet in World War II

   On 27 January 1944 Portsmouth Navy Yard launched three submarines simultaneously and a fourth shortly thereafter. Prior to this, no shipyard had ever accomplished either feat. RonquiL Redfish, and Razorback lifted off their blocks in dry dock #1 at 1:00 PM and the Scabbard fish slid down building way #4 into the Piscataqua River at 2:30 PM. These four submarines would be included in the record-setting thirty-two submarines that the yard completed in 1944. No U.S. shipyard before or since has built so many submarines in one year. hence the title of this study, 32 in '44. Prior to the triple launching. Fred White, the shipyard's master rigger, had concerns about floating three 1.800-ton submarines off their blocks at the same time. The three submarines were jammed into the dry dock with little separation, and White and his line handlers were responsible for ensuring that the submarines did not damage each other as they floated free of the blocks. Photos 1 and 2 in the gallery show the tight conditions under which the three submarines were built and launched. White had made daily observations of the progress of the submarines' side-by-side construction since their keels were laid on the same day. 9 September 1943. Since that time, the submarines had grown in size and gradually filled the dock until only a few feet separated the hulls. At the points of least separation, one could almost step from hull to hull...

Category: UNDERWATER | Views: 171 |

Mooring of Ships to Piers and Wharves

   This Manual was prepared and published with the ultimate goal to provide readers with some general guidance on how they can determine forces which act upon wharves, piers, and all other fixed structures due to berthed ships and also to provide some necessary background for safe and efficient fixed mooring design practice. The intention of the authors was to provide ships with a "safe berth" with sound and adequate mooring arrangements and structures. However, this book is not to be considered a standalone mooring analysis and pier design document since the subject matter is very complex and the variety of ships and other marine facility types with specific requirements is very wide.

Category: SHIP HANDLING | Views: 573 |

The Sinking of the Estonia

   Zero-Hour... The present video film dedicated to the one of the most tragic catastrophes at sea is a kind of documental drama - it is based on numerous eyewitness accounts and the findings made by of the Joint Accident Investigation Commission consisting of Estonia, Finland and Sweden governments. Some of the dialogues contained in this film have been intentionally fictionalised.

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18th Century Shipbuilding - Remarks on the Navies of the English and the Dutch

   In 1737, Blaise Ollivier, Master Shipwright at France's foremost Royal Dockyard. Brest, received instructions to undertake a secret mission to England and Holland, where he was to visit all the major naval dockyards and report on the way ships were built by Frances maritime rivals. On his return, after five months' absence, he drew up a report running to 360 manuscript pages and accompanied by 13 sheets of diagrams and plans, entitled Remarques sur la Marine des Anglois et des Hollandois faites sur les lieux en 1737 par le S'Ollivier constructeur des vaisseaux du Roi (Remarks on the Navies of the English and the Dutch made in their Dockyards in 1737 by M' Ollivier shipwright to the King). The report describes everything that Ollivier saw in the most minute detail, and makes recommendations as to whether the techniques should be imitated in the French dockyards. This book contains the fully annotated text of thai report (in both the original French and in translation), published for the first lime, to which this Introduction provides the background. The book also contains, in the Glossary of Shipbuilding Terms al the end. about 10% of a second Ollivier manuscript, entitled Traite de Consruction, but in fact an alphabetical dictionary of shipbuilding terminology and technology. Written in 1736, it contains nothing on foreign practices, but contains on the other hand as much or more detail on the French Navy of the same period as do the Remarques lor the English and Dutch Navies. Despite its alphabetical rather than thematic format, it repays careful reading. Taken together, the two manuscripts provide the most detailed analysis of the shipbuilding technologies of three of Europe's foremost maritime powers ever written...

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 226 |

BA Tidal Stream Atlas NP222 - Firth of Clyde and Approaches

   The present Tidal Stream Atlas by UKHO contains a complete set of thirteen nautical charts showing tidal streams at hourly intervals - commencing six hours before and ending six hours after HW Dover. The book also includes eight plans of Rathlin Island and Sound which show the tidal streams at varying intervals from five hours before to six hours after HW Dover. The times of HW Dover and some other details of the predictions for the subject port are provided in the annually published NP 201. On the charts in this Atlas the directions are shown by arrows which are graded in weight and length in order to better indicate the approximate strength of the tidal stream...

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 248 |

Focus On Advanced English C.A.E. Grammar Practice

   The book presented to your attention may be used as the Grammar Practice Book which includes all necessary and useful study tips to help readers with most common grammatical problems. It includes so many exam style exercises and numerous progress tests intended to keep students focused on the demands of the CAE examination. One of the best features of this publication is the way in which grammatical rules have been sorted, i.e. by situation, since this approach makes the understanding much easier...

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 491 |

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