The content of this recommended practice is dealing with the risk based abandonment of the wells drilled offshore. The offshore wells being drilled commonly need permanent abandonment to get the subsurface pressure duly controlled and also to prevent the pore fluids from free flowing to the sea floor. The purpose of the so-called P&A standing for the plug and abandonment of the offshore wells is protection of the environment; of course, all safety standards are to be maintained.

The wells to plug and abandon offshore vary. Some of them require less complex plug and abandonment operations - they can normally be plugged using the simple P&A solution or existing drilling equipment of the platform. The other wells will require a rig capable of handling heavier P&A operations that, in turn, may require casing, tubing, milling, cement repairs etc.

The older wells sometimes lack basic documentation and paperwork required for the plug and abandonment - this is especially a case if this well has changed the owner. The main objective of this publication is to provide industry with the effective risk-based framework to be applied to the design of the well abandonment and is therefore a needful one for the offshore workers.

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A perfect textbook for those interested in singlehanded sailing. The volume has gained worldwide popularity and is deservedly treated as a bible for the future sailors. It is an essential guidebook of the solo sailing providing all required information for people planning to undertake such voyage. The readers will find valuable instructions on how they shall manage the power consumption on board their boats when feeding the autopilot, how to deal with the heavy weather conditions, how to set and gybe a spinnaker, how to find some time to sleep etc.

So many readers from different parts of the world have found this publication the best sailing book available. It will also be useful to the sailors and not only people singlehandling their boats. The style used by the author of the book is refreshing. Most of the readers have strongly recommended this book to others. Sailors who have read it will enjoy sailing even more and the content of the volume will for sure be responsible for saving them from any sort of injury.

That is why we would say that it is a must-have one. Note that there are not too many books available for the solo sailors to get necessary information. And the tips provided in the pages of this title will definitely shave many hours for those needing the information and not willing to re-invent the wheel. All information is resented in a very clear language.

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An excellent and very useful publication for those willing to improve their maritime English skills released within the frame of the CLIL, standing for the Content and Language Integrated Learning. It is a comprehensive and significantly updated handbook intended to be used by the ship deck officers. The content of the handbook has been developed in compliance with the STCW convention and IMO Model Course 3.17.

The material presented in the book is arranged in twenty-one units covering types of ships, offshore units, intro to navigation, ship terminology and nautical charts, marine meteorology, ship construction, aid to navigation, equipment and gear installed on board ships, navigation regulations and processes, celestial navigation, piloting and dead reckoning, compasses and GMDSS, shipping documentation, safety and survival equipment, IGS, international shipping laws and regulations.

There are two appendices with additional information on the IMO FAL forms and certification paperwork and other documents commonly required to be possessed on board any vessel. The publication will be of practical interest for all learners of English, including terminology.

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The publication presents a professional feasibility study of the proposed technical solutions for the on-shore electrical infrastructure to supply ships with the electrical power during their staying at ports. The vessels utilize their diesel engines in order to produce the electricity they require for the loading/discharging activities, hoteling and other needs while in ports.

Main shipboard engines are commonly switched off straight after the vessel gets berthed. Nowadays, the auxiliary engines installed on board run on the cheap low quality fuel, and their operation results in the negative impact on the environment. There are several marine ports applying the shore-side electrical power supply in the port infrastructure and the environment of those parts have significantly improved during past years.

The other ports have subsequently started investigation in this field analyzing the possibilities of arranging the shore-side supply. When preparing a technical design, the first thing to be investigated is the shipboard electrical system. The study contained in this report has shows how the electrical power needs vary depending on the type of ship, ranging from one to eleven megawatts. The ports shall be duly aware of the ship power needs, system voltage and frequency in order to properly design the supply facility...

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A bestseller title devoted to the round-the-world ocean trip by the authors. The content of the book presents a contrast to so many other publications about the bluewater voyages. The volume will tell readers a nice story of the cruise - according to the numerous reviews submitted by the readers, the book will present particular interest to the people willing to get some practical advice in connection with the long-distance sailing.

The adventure started the very moment when Yanghan left Stockholm port. Both of the authors have left their jobs intending to undertake the completely different sort of challenge - just imagine, they wanted to circumnavigate the planet. The book contains all information about this remarkable travel, and this not the most valuable part of it. In fact, there is something much more important - the personal impressions of the sailors.

The authors have shared their personal experience, they have provided some practical tips on how sailors should equip their yachts to be able to cope with the circumnavigation in various conditions, they have given some practical criteria to be applied to the route and weather analysis. This is not a navigation or seamanship textbook - the volume is rather aimed to show people what can be done by someone who has made a decision to change his lifestyle and move to a new kid of life...

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The amount of chemical cargoes transported across oceans increases every year and results in the constantly growing awareness of the demands for developing safe and effective spill response arrangements. However, noting the significantly varying physical properties of chemicals and their behavior once they are spilt, and taking into account the potential effects of the chemical spills to the human health and environment, these preparedness and response arrangements are normally more complex in comparison to the arrangements in case of oil spills.

The present publication will provide all interested parties with brief introduction to the major issues concerned with the response to the chemical spills from ships; it is also intended to address the wide range of the common hazards associated with this type of spills. The authors of the booklet have paid particular attention to the behavior of the spilt chemicals in the sea water and reviewed possible response options.

In fact not all chemicals must be treated as hazardous - this term refers only to the so-called HNS, standing for the hazardous and noxious substances. When introduced into the marine environments, e.g. as a result of a spill, they are likely to create significant hazard to human health, marine environment, living resources, damage amenities etc.

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An excellent and very useful guide providing the information to be appreciated by all people engaged in cargo handling. The booklet is mainly intended to raise awareness of the people including FTA members and other participants such as haulers and shippers whose day to day work is connected with maritime container operations. Since the early days of so-called containerization subject concept of transportation freight has eventually turned into a truly global industry.

All links forming a worldwide supply chain are suing containers at one time or another. The use of the containers has resulted in the reduction of the freight handling costs. From the other side, the variety of different specialist containers has also grown. However, a regular general-purpose container is still considered best suiting a widest range of the items to transport.

The authors of the present booklet strongly hope that it will enable the participants of the shipping industry to discuss commonly used practices when using containers and this will significantly contribute into the overall safety of the maritime container shipping environment. This compact document not only covers general practices of cargo handling but also addresses the associated risks.

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Another release of the annually published Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships magazines. The issue of the year 2002 traditionally consists of two volumes. The first volume covers such vessels as Asean Explorer cable laying ship, Arkflow Rally cargo ship, Bonga FPSO, British Trader and Fernando Tapias LNG tankers, Carlos Fischer fruit juice carrier, Cimbria and CMA CGM Claudel containerships, Coral Princess liner equipped with gas turbine power installation, Euro Sun and Maritea product carriers, Finnmarken cruise ferry, Greta-C combination freighter.

There are also Hurst Point ro-ro ship, Kaishuu hopper dredger, Luzon Strait reefer featuring the innovative cargo loading system, Toisa Proteus OSV with the heavy lift capacity, St. Apostle Andrew river-sea cargo ship, Rene Descartes cable layer/repair ship, Stena Caribbean LPG/product tanker, Sunbelt Spirit car carrier also featuring reefer capacity, Tenerife Car vehicle carrier and other vessels.

The second book of the set provides information on the interesting vessels of smaller size. All ships addressed in its pages are arranged in five groups covering passenger ships, fishing boats, offshore supply vessels, pilot and patrol ships, and tugs and workboats.

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