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Risk Focus - Consolidated 2016

   Risk Focus - Consolidated 2016 - the lates official release by the UK P&I Club. This issue secifically highlights the enclosed spaces, the master pilot exchange, moorings, loss of power, slips, trips and falls, and mental health. The information contained in this booklet might be useful for crew members, ship owners and operators when trying to reduce the number of accidents happening on board ships. Apart from focusing on the statistics and listing the main reasons of the accidents, the authors of this book try to perform some analysis of what has happened and what measures are to be implemented in order to avoid same things in the future.

Category: P & I PUBLICATIONS | Views: 711 | | Comments (0)

Robotic Sailing - Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference

   This book consists of the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Robotic Sailing - they summarize the current situation in the field of the robotic sailing; the first Partm which is intoructory, contains a review which illustrates the history and recent advances. The key requirement is to have a robust and reliable boat, and this is on what second and third parts focus. The proposed designs range from the very small one-design boats for algorithm development to huge ships built to cross the oceans. In pat 3 of the publication, various aspects of the system design and validation are covered. The papers presented in the last two parts of the book mostly focus on algorithmic matters - approaches for collision avoidance in part 4 and localization and route planning in part 5.

Category: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES | Views: 456 | | Comments (0)

Alert 11 - Integration

   Alert 11 - Integration - The Human Element Jigsaw. In this issue, we are going to consider the human elements jigsaw...This training film is supplemented with this training booklet. Some of the ship components or systems may be fully automated but they may still require some input from the seafarer - setting tolerances, for example, or responding to alarms. Other systems require direct seafarer's input for operation and maintenance. Then, there are systems tat require humans to interact with other humans, etc. And, in all these cases seafarers have to interact and work harmoniously with one another. Integrating the human element in this complex system is a dynamic process...

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Alert - Issue 11 - Integration

   The process of integration of the Human Element into a complex system a like putting together a puzzle. Some of the components involved are readily identifiable and easy to be linked together. There are, however, others that are not so obvious, and it takes a certain amount of'trial and error'to fit them into the right slots until, eventually, the whole picture is complete. A ship comprises of a number of component parts (systems) each of which will have some effect on the overall performance of that ship. The extent to which a system will have such effect will depend on how critical it is to the safety of the ship and to its crew. Some systems may be fully automated, but they will still require a degree of intervention from the seafarer, whether it is to set the initial tolerances or to respond to alarms. Some may require direct seafarer input for their operation and for their maintenance. Others will require humans to interact with other humans, and some may be driven by 'outside influences' such as the environment, other humans, or technology. Furthermore, the shipboard environment requires seafarers from a variety of cultural backgrounds to work, socialise and live harmoniously with one another. Use this short video as the supplement.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 475 | | Comments (0)

NP 100 The Mariners Handbook 2015

   The updated tenth edition of the NP100 - The Mariner's Handbook - compiled by Paul Hamblin and released in 2015. Traditionally, this Publication addresses such the important aspects of maritime industry as paper and digital navigational charts, Admiralty publications, meteorology, information on the ice and sea, various international organizations, constraints on navigation, commercial and military operations, maritime pollution and conservation. The information on currents and climate is based on the data provided by the Meteorological Office.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 1631 | | Comments (0)

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

   The popularity of the sea romances by С S Forester, Dudley Pope, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brian and so on, indicates that many people are fascinated by the story of the 'wooden walls' and the men who sailed them. Reading these talcs may prompt one to wonder about the exact manner in which things were managed aboard the old sailing man-of-war. How exactly was the anchor weighed, how was sail trimmed to best advantage, how did one heave to, and so on? A good deal of information about this sort of thing is to be found in the textbooks used by the young gentlemen who attended the naval schools in the 1800s, the most systematic and comprehensive accounts being in languages other than English. Seamanship was, and is, for the most part a practical subject, learnt primarily by doing rather than reading, and there was no overwhelming need to commit everything to paper. These accounts were written to complement rather than supplant practical instruction, and some technical points which are skated over because they were self-evident at the time, are often quite obscure to the modern reader. There are, moreover, formidable problems with some technical terms, since not all are to be found in the modern standard dictionaries. Initially, struggling with the blurred Gothic characters of a page of archaic Swedish, was like trying to decipher a passage in Minoan Linear B. Gradually, however, I was able to get things pretty well sorted out and reading through this material became relatively straightforward...

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 721 | | Comments (0)

Powered Watertight Doors

   Powered watertight doors are extremely heavy and powerful: incorrectly used, they can maim and kill. Everyone on board must clearly understand all risks associated with powered watertight doors and how to operate them safely. Sliding powered watertight doors are fitted in bulkheads on passenger ships, RO-ROs and other types of vessel. Their purpose is to enable ship personnel to move from compartment to compartment, and, in the event of flooding, to prevent water spreading through the ship, for example, if the hull should be breached during a collision or grounding, or if there should be a structural failure. Ships' hulls are divided up into watertight compartments. If water should come in, the closed powered watertight doors will contain it in the compartment where the damage occurred. On certain Types of vessel, the accommodation and machinery spaces may be spread out horizontally across the length of the hull and therefore across a number of watertight compartments. People need to be able to move horizontally along each deck from space to space, but any flood water must be restricted to the smallest possible area. Powered watertight doors therefore function as a moveable section of the bulkhead that allows access between the compartments. You may use this training video with the booklet.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 822 | | Comments (0)

Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

   This Guide deals with the armed robbery against vessels sailing in the Asian region, it was developed by the ReCAAP ISC together with the ASF (Asian Shp owners Forum, OCIMF, IFC (Information Fusion Center), INTERTANKO, SSA (Singapore Shipping Association) with the ultimate intention to assist ship owners and mastersm seafarers and ship agents and other people responsible for the operation of ships, in avoiding the pirate attacks, deterring and delaying them, as well as in evidence preservation, and promotion the secure and safe sailing for the whole shipping community. The book complements the information which was provided by the relevant resolutions by the UN General Assembly and IMO resolutions and recommendations.

Category: SHIP SAFETY & SECIRITY | Views: 461 | | Comments (0)

Powered Watertight Doors (Video)

   When joining a ship for the first time, it is very important to become familiar with its particulars, safety equipment, design features and their locations. One design feature fitted to many types of vessels is the use of powered watertight doors to protect the ship from the risk of flooding in case of the grounding, collision or structural damage. When closed, these doors become part of the ship's structure acting as a barrier for the flood water, and their strength is vital - they are built from the heavy steel requiring them to be moved by hydraulics or powered by electric motors... This training will be perfect if watched with this booklet on same topic.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 580 | | Comments (0)

The Engineering Handbook

   The purpose of this Handbook is to provide readers with a ready reference source for the practicing engineers in various industries; it is written in a very comprehensive format and the material contained in it is divided into thirty sections encompassing the field of engineering. The ultimate goal of the author was to provide the latest updates in the classical engineering fields. It shall serve the needs of all engineers who are engaged in the practice of the their professions. The intention is to replace a huge number of books available today with one highly informative, nicely organized and very definitive source of fundamental knowledge. Nowadays, the fundamentals of engineering include so wide range of knowledge and empirical data; that is why this handbook focuses on the key concepts, models, and equations enabling the engineers to properly analyze, design, and predict the behavior of complex devices and systems, computers, circuits, plants, fuels, and the environment. The author has summarized all data and formulae making the main focus is the provision of the basic theories and appropriate concepts and their application to the field of engineering.

Guidebook for the Design of ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessels

   The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, gives rules that pertain to the design, materials selection, fabrication, inspection, and testing of pressure vessels and their components. With few exceptions, the rules that cover the design of components tend to be complicated to implement. This book was written to demonstrate the application of the design rules to various components. Other rules, such as those pertaining to fabrication, inspection, testing, and materials are not covered here. This book is intended as a reference for designers of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The theoretical background of the equations used here was kept to a minimum, since such background can be obtained from other references. Note also that while the design requirements of such components as shells and heads are interspersed throughout the ASME Code, design requirements pertaining to some specific components are given here in one chapter for easy reference. The emphasis in this book is on solved examples, which illustrate the application of the various equations given in the ASME Section VIII Code. Chapter 1 of this book covers background information and general topics—such as allowable stresses and joint efficiencies—applicable to all components. Chapter 2 is for the design of cylindrical shells under internal and external loads. Chapter 3 covers the design of dished heads and transition sections that are under internal and external loads. Chapter 4 considers flat plates, covers, and flanges. Openings are reviewed in Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 covers special components of VIII-1, such as stayed construction, jacketed components, half-pipe jackets, and noncircular vessels. Chapter 7 covers heat exchangers, and Chapter 8 covers stress categories, fatigue, and other special analysis of components...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 789 | | Comments (0)

Improving Your Written English

   This English grammar book is specifically written for the learners of the language having problems with punctuation and spelling as well as ones having difficulties when filling in forms and writing various letters. It will definitely will help them improve the standard of their written English. The book is written in a very easy-to-understand format designed for use by any person - students, school-leavers, workers - it will prove a valuable reference source. The way this book is prepared is easy to follow and supplemented with plenty of examples. At the end of each of the sections there is an opportunity to practise what you have learnt while the answers are the back. The first part deals with the basic punctuation rules; it also covers the parts of speech and demonstrates their uses. And, the second part of the book shows readers how to ut the first part into practice. The book also includes various sections on writine reports and essays, summarising and even plotting short stories...

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 5063 | | Comments (0)

Hurricane-Generated Seas

   Hurricans are maybe most adverse aspects of the ocean environment, and their potential may cause a truly disastrous events for marine systems. This work may be considered a very valuable source of reference for all people who are involved in the naval, ocean and even coastal engineering field. The author clarified the conditions of the hurricane generated sea required for the design and proper operation of the marine systems and provided the necessary information for the protection of the onshore and near-shore structures and the environment during the hurricane landing.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 455 | | Comments (0)

IMO Publications Catalogue - February 2016

   The official IMO release required for convenient ordering of the publications. IMO Publications Catalogue (dated February 2016) - The booklet is divided in several chapters listing the official IMO publications on maritime safety and environment protection, basic documents and resolutions, legal mattersm navigation and rescue, marine technology, cargo transportation and handling, facilitation of travel and transport. Separate chapters are dedicated to the internet subscriptioms and e-readers/e-books as well as to the terms and conditions.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS & GUIDES | Views: 852 | | Comments (0)

Alert 10 - Regulation

   Alert 10 - Regulation - For the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools. Wherever we are, we are sourrounded by rules and regulations - of course, rules are for our benefit, they are designed to protect us from danger, stops us from getting hurt, or worse... In our business, along with regulations, we have got standards, recommendations, conventions all designed to protect us, the machines we use, our systems and the environment. But the accidents at sea still happen - while no one is suggesting the regulations are not important, there is one important question that has to be answered - do rules and regulations take account of the human element? That is what we will be looking at in this issue of Alert. The video supplements this training booklet addressing same matters.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 296 | | Comments (0)

The Technical Advisor to the Oil and Gas Industry

   As the marine industry keeps adapting to the low oil prices era, the shipping companies face a completely new set of difficult challenges. They have to battle to contain the cost in various offshore operations and projects while, at the same time, they have to compete in a very competitive and increasingly flexible market of onshore services. This happens along with the ongoing expansion of the LNG industry. This work is backed by over 150 years of the industry experience. In brief, this official DNV GL publication includes following major chapters - Facing up to a new normal - Technology foresight - Focused on the future - Building knowledge with bold ideas - Experts dedicated to making a difference - A broad service portfolio - Technical assurance... In addition to the above, it addresses the risk management advisory, some aspects of the offshore classification, various software solutions for the offshore industry as well as the services for project strategy, concept and feasibility. The enterprise risk management services, concept and engineering support, safety and environmental risk management services  and technology qualification and assessment have also been dealt with, along with the project verification and certification, project design services, due diligence  and project risk management - as you can see, this small booklet contains quite a lot of useful info.

Category: CLASS PUBLICATIONS | Views: 385 | | Comments (0)

Structural Stability - Theory and Implementation

   This practical work is one of the most popular books on structural stability and is an outstandingly practical resource providing students and professional engineers in structural mechanics ad engineering with necessary background for easier transition from theory to practical design rules and, finally, to the computer implementation. It is a concise and very comprehensive intro applying the theory and principles of structural stability to the solution of the problems related to the practical building frame design. The special features of this book include classical solutions and the most important governing equations used in design, some selected examples of numerical and analytical methods, detailed info on the stability design rules, clear tables and illustrations, modern structural stability theories of frames and theories etc.

Alert - Issue 10 - Regulation

   In this tenth issue of the Maritime HE following interesting and relevant topics have been highlighted - Culture of compliance - The seafarers as stakeholders - Safe manning - Maritime safety regulations save people's lives - The human face of regulations - Intent versus implementation - An administration's view - Good working practices always give good results - What is new... Well, we all definitely require certain regulations to be there in order to be able to ensure secure and safe shipping, to set the common standards for the design of ships and their systems, as well as for operational procedure and training. It is in human nature to break the rules at times. And this can be even unintentional or because the person is simply not aware of the rule. However, sometimes it can be done intentionally, for instance, it can be a result of the huge commercial or operational pressure. In all cases, it is important to understand and always bear in mind that we take a certain risk when we are breaking the rules - this, in turn, may and will lead to the hazardous incident, especially if done repeatedly. According to the statistic data, the majority of the accidents are resulting from the human errors and failings... This training video may be used for better understanding.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 320 | | Comments (0)

Handling Vegetable Oils

   As it is implied by the title of this training video, it addresses the proper handling of the vegetable oils. The main topics of the film are maintaining the quality of the cargo, preparation to load, actual loading, carriage and discharge of vegetable oils, personal hazards involved in the process, tank cleaning. The target audience of the program includes deck officers while a key objective is to emphasize the importance of following the cargo requirements abd operating procedures. It should be clearly understood that vegetable oils are very challenging type of cargos needing careful handling not deteriorating their quality and not increasing their FFA (free fatty acid) content. Of course, a preparation of the good cargo plan is an essential way to avoid the difficulties usually faced when dealing with veg oils...

Category: CARGO HANDLING | Views: 309 | | Comments (0)

Emergency Response on Container Ships

   Emergency Response on Container Ships is principally for officers and crew. Superintendents and others working ashore will also find it useful, as it sets out the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in handling an emergency on board ship, including those who work ashore. Training officers may wish to start the first session by playing the whole video to the group and then opening a general discussion. The video can then be played again section by section, and trainees asked about the main points raised in each one. This booklet contains expanded information on each topic, and at the end of each chapter there is a short assessment test that can be used to reinforce the learning points. The focus of the training should always be on how the programme content relates to emergency response procedure on board your ship, how trainees can help to reduce the impact of an emergency once it has been identified, and what improvements could be made to ensure that everyone works well together as a team. Prevention of emergencies is always better than cure, and companies have safety procedures in place to reduce the risk of something going wrong. However, the reality is that accidents will always happen, and when they do, fast and decisive action is essential. The purpose of Emergency Response on Container Ships is to minimise the impact of emergencies once they have started to develop, emphasising the importance of effective lines of communication and of drills and exercises. Better if used together with this training video film.

Category: SHIP SAFETY & SECIRITY | Views: 518 | | Comments (0)

Modern Problems of Structural Stability

   The book addresses the stability of structures, which is one of the most interesting and important fields in mechanics. The present publication covers the fundamental concepts as well as methods and associated problems together with qualitative understanding of the phenomena of structural instability. The authors of the book included all latest theoretical and experimental studies on the dynamic and static stability. As a result, this work presents the recent achievements and provides readers with the necessary knowledge on bifurcation theory and sensitivity analysis, novel closed-form solutions, study of pre-/post-critical behavior, analysis of singularities of the stability boundaries, structures optimization under various stability constraints, stability analysis of multiparameter linear periodic systems, etc. All methods described in the book arevery constructive and can be easily implemented in computer programs. The very recent experiments on the dynamic stability of non-conservative systems are also presented here and are illustrated with a number of photographs for easier understanding.

Emergency Response on Container Ships (Video)

   Here is another training video - this one is intended to supplement this training booklet on the Emergency Response on Container Ships. Although the training programme addresses specifically container ships, the main messages apply equally to emergency on any type and.or class of ships. Since container ships were introduced in 1960s, the container industry has undergone extraordinary growth. Ship size has increazed dramatically and so have the commercial demands. As a result, today's container ships are running at high level of possible risk. The most common emergencies reported on container ships are fires, which can spread to other parts of the ship, and leaks, posing safety risks to personnel from toxic atmosphere and/or pollution to the marine environment and coastal areas.

Category: SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA | Views: 479 | | Comments (0)

Rogue Waves - Impact on Ships and Offshore Structures

   Rogue waves did always attract rapt attention of the researchers in the offshore and general shipping industries, in marine academia, and media during past years. These waves are also called freak/abnormal waves, or even giant waves, and are considered quite steep and also larger in comparison to the waves surrounding them. There was a number of serious accidents which involved vessels and offshore installations - those incidents have been reported and discussed, and these waves were considered a reason; however, they not yet been included in the class society rules and recognized offshore standards. This paper was released to summarize the latest available information on rogue waves phenomena and its impact on ships as well as different marine structures. The authors have also focused on recent research projects in which this Class Society has participated. Hopefully, this booklet will definitely provide readers with some better understanding on this weather phenomenon. In addition to that, the authors have proposed some future research activities required to support the inclusion of the rogue wave effects in the operational and design procedures related to the offshore structures and vessels, in particular. They have also emphasized the need for the warning criteria for such waves.

Category: CLASS PUBLICATIONS | Views: 428 | | Comments (0)

Alert 9 - Operations

   Alert 9 - Operations - It is time to stop pretending... Welcome to this issue of Alert, the forum for discussing a whole range of human element issues in the maritime industry. What are the absolutely key issues? The need for ship owners and operators to recognize the needs of the end user, the seafarer, during the design and build stages... Treat this video as the supplement training to the booklet addressing the same topic.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 287 | | Comments (0)

Mitsubishi Electric Multi-Measuring Instruments

   This pack consists of two documents. The first is the User's Manual for the Electronic Multi-Measuring Instruments of ME96NSR and ME96NSR-MB produced by Mitsubishi Electrics. It contains the necessary technical information on the features of this equipment, display and key functions, modes, set-uo, output adjustment, testing, operation, installation, specification etc. The second book is the Programming Manual, containing general description, technical specifications, configuration conditions of CC-Link system, parameter settings, communication between the master station and meter, remote input/output and remote register, special terms, abbreviations, program example and test function mode.

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