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.
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.
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.
The existence of exceptionally large waves - much higher, steeper, and more dangerous than those expected for a given sea state - has always been a part of maritime folklore. For centuries, sailors have reported giant waves, often described as 'walls of water', appearing from 'nowhere'. For a long time such events were believed to be mostly anecdotal, but in recent decades these waves, often referred to as rogue, abnormal, freak, giant, or extreme waves, have received considerable attention, both in the media and in the scientific community, and also in the shipping and offshore industries. The first real account of the rogue wave phenomenon in scientific literature was given by Draper (1964), while Mallory (1974) provided initial discussions on the large and abnormal waves in the Agulhas current off the southeast coast of South Africa. However, it is primarily during the last two decades that rogue waves have become the focus of wider attention, from industry and the scientific community, through larger research programmes, meetings, workshops, and conferences all dedicated to the rogue wave phenomenon.
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.
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.
The ninth issue of the International Maritime HE Bulletin sponsored by LR and published by the Nautical Institute. This issue is dedicated to the actual ship operations at sea and to the human element involved. Among the topics discussed there are stress experienced at sea, crew claims and P&I Club's perspectives, vital importance of the communication skills to safe operations, good working practices...as usual, there are also some news and incident reports, and a short supplementary video film.
Obviously, the main objectives of the mechanics course shall be to develop in the students of mechanical engineering the ability to properly analyze given problems in a logical and simple manner and, in addition, to be able to apply a few well-understood fundamental mechanics principles to the solution of such problems. This seventh edition of the world popular Mechanics of Materials book is designed to serve as the perfect textbook for the first course in mechanics. The publication has undergone a complete edit of the language in order to make it even more understandable and easier to read. The approach chosen by the team of authors allows to develop all the necessary formulas used in this book in a very logical and rational manner.
Methanol is used worldwide as an effective chemical commodity and fuel. This video is the information source for methanol. It has been developed to promote the safe handling of methanol and minimization of health risks to employees, work places, environment, and the community. It is supplementing the Methanol Safe Handling Manual also available at our website. The key points covered in this video are the basic physical properties of methanol, the key risks assiciated with handling of methanol, ways to minimize methanol exposure, fire, release into the environment, and what to do in case of an event involving the methanol.
Here is a nice booklet on safe handling of methanol at sea, prepared by the Methanol Institute professionals. The MI was established more than a century ago, in 1989, and serves as the global trade association for the world Methanol Industry; it directs product stewardship activities and initiates marker development efforts. In this publication, the reader will find all necessary and critical information of the marine transportation of methanol, including properties of methanol, understanding the risks involved, managing the health risk, methanol inhalation toxicity data, methanol ingestion, treatment for exposure, personal protection, detection of methanol, detector tubes, electronic instruments, absorbent tubes, biological monitoring, managing fire risks etc. There is a training video film that can be used in addition to this book.
Four seamen die in fire... Crew missing after collision... Seaman found dead in locker... Three die as ship sinks... Fire kills five seamen... All of these deaths happened and they could be prevented. The number of deaths at sea resulting from entry into enclosed spaces is constantly rising. Such fatalities often take place as a result of the failure to follow the very basic safety procedures. this issue is iof an increasing concern to all maritime authorities. This training is aimes to the shipboard and shore based personnel. It stresses the need for shared responsibility of the ship operators and owners to design effective procedures relating to actual shipboard operations, and implement them, as well as their obligation to ensure the effectiveness of the training.
The android-based application developed and released by Transas Marine Ltd. It will required the Jelly Bean operation system or later to run properly. This software is a very easy-to-use navigational system which was specifically created for the amateur seafarers. It may be used on boats yachts and boats. No any malware inside. It works using the built-in GPS receiver or with any other device that can be identified by your android device and work as the source of the data for Location Services. The Location Services feature on you device must be enabled and allow the iSailor to use it. Definitely useful program for sailors.
This popular book written by Sue Pelling will tell readers how to turn their passion for sailing into a completely new lifestyle. They will discover the realities of so many marine careers available in the industry today. The book will provide the necessary information for the beginners and, more important, give them the inspiration to change the job and, who knows, the whole life. Here is the brief contents of the publication - Intro - Working in the yacht charter industry - Setting up your own charter business - Superyachts - Teaching and coaching - Professional racing - Expedition yacht work - Sailing support jobs - Media - Yacht delivery. The text of the book is very easy-to-read and includes a number of case studies for better understanding.
Our ships are our homes as well as being our place of work. So, when crew members board a new ship, they shoul expect it to be fit for purpose, i.e. designed and built with the user and operational tasks in mind, taking into account environmental conditions that it is likely to encounter during its working life. That is reasonable, isn't it? In this issue of Alert we will focus on the ship design with the seafarer in mind (or not in mind, as the case may be...). The reality is that very few, if not none, of the crew members boarding a new ship, have been involved in its design... Please use this booklet on the same topic as the supplementary training document.
Another issue of the Human Element bulletin. Inside this one the reader will find the information on the safety in the ship newbuilding and ship repair industry, in particluar, addressing the human factor during the new construction process, as well as human factors relating to the engineering deficiencies. The need for a more robust vessels is also addressed; in addition, the authors included some info about building platform management systems based on the user centered design concept. This short training video may be used as the supplement.
This set of files contains technical documentation relating to the 50 mm small hybrid recorders and 100 mm hybrid recorders produced by Autonics, namely KRN50 and KRN100 series. As usual, the papers address features, manuals, ordering info, connections, technical specifications, dimensions, input range and type, part descriptions, parameters and functions, factory default settings. In addition to that, some officially released and distributed software is included in the pack, supplementing the booklets.
This publication contains the detailed analysis of the primary documentation from both the USN and Japanese on the famous naval Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944. It is the great work and the must have book for naval historians. The author llos at the action of that battle in a very detailed method and the text is supplemented with so many historical photographs. The chronological analysis performed within this work is very accurate and is not just the evaluation of the battle but rather a minute-by-minute description of the events that took place in the couse of the battle. The book shall be treated as the essential reading not only for naval historians but for everyone interesned in battleship combats of the past.
The fourth edition of Tanker Operations has undergone substantial change since it was last revised in 1992 The text has been completely reorganized with the addition of new subject material, illustrations, review questions, and a glossary of key terms and acronyms. As many readers of Tanker Operations can attest, this text is - and will always be - a work in progress as long as the design, equipment, regulations, and operational procedures on tank vessels continue to evolve. I must admit thai underestimated the magnitude of this project and, as a result, have a much greater appreciation for the efforts of Greg Marton in producing the original work in 1978. This text is intended primarily for individual» entering the tanker industry. However, seasoned tanker mates, barge tankermcn. and many of the ahoreside staff may find the information in this edition of practical value. In recent years, the rules governing the minimum quaimcauons тог personnel serving on tank vessels have changed both domestically and internationally. In addition to obtaining practical sea experience, individuals serving on tank vessels must now complete an approved training program In cargo handling and fire fighting. With these requirements in mind, it seemed appropriate for this edition of Tanker Operations to serve ai the standard reference for this specialized cargo training...
Prior to the order in 1917 for the first purpose-built aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes, the Royal Navy had relied upon a motley collection of mercantile and naval conversions on which to launch (and occasionally land) aircraft. None of these ships embodied all - if any - of the essential elements of a genuine aircraft carrier, but all contributed in some way to the eventual development of such a vessel. During this same period the role of the aircraft at sea was also undergoing a transformation. Originally envisaged as a useful spotting device for relaying the fall of shot from a battleship's main armament, the aircraft was slowly gaining recognition as an effective striking force in its own right. The Washington Treaty of 1922 did much to stunt the development of new carriers by placing a limitation of 27,000 tons displacement per carrier, within a total tonnage of 135,000 tons for America and Britain and 81,000 tons for Japan. This limitation remained in force until the end of 1936. Each country was also permitted to convert two 33,000-ton capital ships into aircraft carriers. This additional provision suited the Royal Navy, which had a recognised requirement for five carriers and was thus able to convert the large light cruisers Courageous and Glorious into carriers during the latter half of the 1920s, in a similar fashion to HMS Furious (originally converted in 1917 and more extensively reworked between 1921 and 1925). A special clause in the Treaty enabled the USA to convert her two battlecruisers Lexington and Saratoga, which finally displaced 38,500 tons, under the pretext of permitting modifications to existing capital ships in order to protect them from underwater and air attack.
This publication officially released by Lloyd's Register marine, combines the Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships and provides necessary guidance for the ship owners to follow during the noise surveys. The Code itself, apart from the general information, contains the requirements to the measuring rquipment and process of measurement, applicable noise exposure limits, insulation issues, hearing protection and warning information, reporting format, inclusion of noise issues in SMS, methods of attenuating noise, and simplified procedure for determining the exposure to noise. The Guidance, in turn, provides a quick review of the neew for new noise legislation, assessment condition, noise assessment procedures, maximum levels of noise, insulation and reporting, all supplemented with a number of tables and figures.
This film was produced for the sole purpose of educating seamen against drugs - particularly the life-changing effects and criminal liabilities of its unlawful usage and smuggling. The narrated and re-enacted real life events in this film are personal accounts of interviewees, mostly seamen and their loved ones, who have voluntarily given details of their personal experiences and insights, and how these have affected their lives. May they serve as clear testimonies and lessons to seamen, to properly guide them when confronted with actual situations involving illegal drugs. Life is all about being truly alive. Living with the ones you love. Existing by choosing a purpose. Not a death dose. Not a fatal choice. Say No!...
This volume was prepared with the intention of the authors to provide valuable insight into a number of issues related to the world's oceans and their management. The book has been organized into two big sections. The first one contains the findings of the hi-end industry experts addressing the fact that US is not a Party to the UNCLOS. In the second part of the publication the authors examine the key trens in contemporary commercial shipping, safety and navigational freedom, maritime piracy and terrorism threats, rocks and islands, scientific researches, etc. It is definitely a very useful publication for the industry professionals as well as for students and any persons involved in shipping law activities.
If "Sailing a Serious Ocean" is your first meeting with John Kretschmer and his work, it’s probably John’s own fault. He’s a modest, self-deprecating man. He doesn’t advertise himself or his business or tout his eminently toutable nautical accomplishments. So I’ll take up some of that slack. Kretschmer is an original. Who else has for decades and without serious incident captained a one-man charter operation specializing in long-distance, open-ocean sailing? Who else would have thought to sail from New York to San Francisco with a windward slog around Cape Horn aboard a Contessa 32, perhaps the smallest boat ever to do so? As a charter operator and delivery skipper, Kretschmer has made some twenty Atlantic crossings, many long Pacific passages, and multiple transits of the Med. He annually puts more nautical miles on his beloved Kaufman 47 Quetzal than statute miles on his car; he quit counting those nautical miles at 300,000. He’s a brilliant seaman who’s handled most every condition that serious oceans mete out to sailboats, but that alone is not what makes him an original. It’s that in combination with this: the man can write. Which brings us to Sailing a Serious Ocean. Kretschmer is a skillful storyteller, and with those 300,000 miles of experience to draw on, he doesn’t need to make anything up. Some of his stories are downright frightening, like that terrible trip through Hurricane Mitch, and some are hilarious, like the time shortly after 9/11 when his brand-new life raft suddenly inflated at the check-in desk at Heathrow, prompting nervous security guards to level machine guns at his head (“Don’t shoot him!” cried the desk clerk). In addition to being well told, the sea stories share another characteristic. They’re charmingly modest and self-deprecating—as I said, like John; the joke’s usually on John...
The declared objectives of this book prepared by Graham Kelly are two-fold; the first one is to present the very basic principles of engineering vibrations to the reader, while the second purpose is to present those principles in a framework the readers will advance their knowledge and skill in solving the problems of mechanical engineering. This publication, therefore, is primarily intended for use as a textbook for junior- or senior-level students in vibrations. In the meantime, this book could easily be used in a courses populated by undergraduate and even graduate students. The latter chapters of this book will definitely be appropriate for use as a stand-alone graduate course in mechanical vibrations.