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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: 110 |

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: 101 |

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: 75 |

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: 68 |

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: 186 |

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: 85 |

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: 89 |

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: 131 |

Maritime Power in the Black Sea

   Over the last few decades the broader concept of 'maritime', as opposed to 'sea' or 'naval', power has emerged within the maritime literature to describe the multidimensional and more complex relationship a state has with the seas, oceans and rivers in the twenty-first century. Maritime power, which can be defined as the ability of a state to achieve a political goal or a desired effect using the maritime domain, provides an important means to protect and advance national interests. The ami of this book is to contribute to the ongoing debate about how we might measure or assess a state's maritime power. The ability to use the maritime domain enables states to perform a wide array of maritime tasks and functions at or from the sea. These might include traditional maritime roles such as war-fighting, power projection and maritime diplomacy as well the ability to perform non-military roles such as preserving maritime resources, ensuring the safe transit of cargoes and people at sea. protecting maritime borders, upholding maritime sovereignty, engaging in maritime security operation, rescuing those in peril and preventing the misuse of the oceans, seas and rivers. Maritime power is therefore an important tool of statecraft and is the focus of this book...

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 94 |

The Iron Ship

   ...Between the lands of the Hundred Kingdoms and the senescent empire of Ocerzerkiya lay the Red Expanse. A desert of convoluted stone and fine, shifting sand, it had proved insurmountable in all the long ages of men upon the world. Out on the brilliant sea. generations of sailors passed by on floatstone ships, but though they passed within bowshot of the cliffs, the interior remained a mystery to them. A place of death. The Skull Coast, the sailors called it. To their wisdom thev turned their backs, for the land's face deceived. On the clifftops plants grew in great abundance, flower fields telling lies of water, of which there was none, for the plants teased moisture from the sea mists with thorny fineers. There was not the meanest stream for a hundred leagues. The rare fruits of the bushes were poisonous. Rangy beasts hunted this maquis, and stranger things still clambered ashore with the fogs to gorge upon them. Besides, any fool could see from the landward edge—for only fools approached it—that the thickets gave out quickly. Within a mile of the cliff edge the verdant strip stopped. Beyond it sand grains whispered over each other with no root nor branch to constrain them for hundreds of miles...

Category: NAVAL FICTION | Views: 77 |

BBC Engineering Giants - Ferry Strip Down

   Here is the another episode of the "Engineering Giants" documentary series by BBC. This one, presented by Robe Bell and Tom Wriggles worth, shows what happens with the vessels at the end of their working lives, namely at the ship-breaking yards. The thirty-two thousand tonne North Sea ferry "Pride of Bruges" (originally in service as "Norsun"), worked on the line between Hull and Zeebrugge. She waHere is the another episode of the "Engineering Giants" documentary by BBC. This one, presented by Robe Bell and Tom Wriggles worth, shows what happens with the vessels at the end of their working lives, namely at the ship-breaking yards. The thirty-two thousand tonne North Sea ferry "Pride of Bruges" (originally in service as "Norsun"), worked on the line between Hull and Zeebrugge. She was built in Yokohama, Japan by Nippon Kokan K. K. Tsurumi Shipyard. 32000 tons of steel. Seven decks each the length of the football pitch. Four engines burning 2500 litres of fuel an hour. One massive bit of engineering - the North Sea Ferry - the "Pride of Bruges". After twenty five years of service, she is now being taken out of the water for the biggest overhaul in its life. As key part of strip down, it is the unique chance to explore deep her hidden features. Every complex system must be rigorously tested and repaired before it can return to service. s built in Yokohama, Japan by Nippon Kokan K. K. Tsurumi Shipyard. 32000 tons of steel. Seven decks each the length of the football pitch. Four engines burning 2500 litres of fuel every hour. One massive bit of engineering - the North Sea Ferry - the "Pride of Bruges". After 25 years of service, it's now being taken out of the water for the biggest overhaul in its life. As key part of strip down, it is the unique chance to explore her hidden features...

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Admiralty Distance Tables - Atlantic Ocean NP350(1)

   The second edition dated 2011. Following covered within this publication - North Atlantic and South Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Nort-west Europe, and Gulf of Mexico. The book contains the revised distance tables for the above listed areas as of the date released.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 118 |

Japanese Naval and Merchant Shipping Losses During World War II by All Causes

   As the name of the publication implies, it contains nearly full list of the losses suffered by Japanese Naval and merchant fleet during the World War Two. The list was prepared and published by the joint U.S. Army-Navy Committee which was iintentionally established with the purpose of estimation of subject losses and consisted of the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Forces representatives. This is a good reference source for those interested in the history.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 69 |

MAN 175D Webinar on SCR Technology

   The first of the new MAN 175D webinar series addressing the high speed twelve-cylinder marine diesel engines. In this webinar three industry professionals will explain all advantages and potential of the new compact and modular exhaust gas SCR aftertreatment system based on the famous and patented MAN AdBlue technology. The MAN 175D engines are designed with the intention to meet the very latest regulations related to the emission, and without any compromising on performance or efficiency...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 99 |

Principles of Naval Architecture Vol. 3

   And this is the third and the last volume of the Principles of Naval Architecture set. This part is dedicated to the Motions in Waves and Controllability. Among the issues addressed there are ocean waves, ship's responses to regular waves and derived responses, control of ships motions, various design aspects, assessing vessel seaway performance, the control loop, and basic linear and non-linear equations of motion, analysis of coursekeeping, control-fixed stability and turning ability, model tests, theoretical prediction of hydrodynamic coefficients and systems identification, accelerating, stopping, backing, automated control systems, environment effects, ship waterway interactions, and many more.

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 200 |

Principles of Naval Architecture Vol. 2

   Here is the second of the three volumes of the Princilpes of naval Architecture by Edward Lewis. This volume includes three major chapters addressing Ship's Resistance (dimensional analysis, frictional and wave-making resistance, other components of resistance, the uses of models for determining the resistance of the ship and various methods of reseting model data, relation of the vessel hull's form to the resistance, HSC and advance marine vehicles), Propulsion powering of ships, propeller theory and design, interaction between propeller and ships hull, cavitation, types of propellers), and Vibration (theory and concepts, design and analysis, criteria and measurements etc.).

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 159 |

Principles of Naval Architecture Vol. 1

   Here is one of the most popular and classic textbooks on the naval architecture. We would rate it as a definite necessity for any naval architect who works in the marine industry. This set includes mountains of useful information which is required by the naval architect. The basic objective of this third (revised) edition of the book, is to provide readers, i.e. both students and active industry professionals with a timely survey of all basic principles in the field of Naval Architecture - the authors did their best to make clear that engineering and research in almost all branches of the subject. This publication must be ofn the reference bookshelf of every practicing naval architect. The set comprises of three volumes. This first volume consists of four chapters addressing the Ship Geometry, Intact Stability, Subdivision and Damage Stability, and Strength of Ships.

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 225 |

Offshore Platform Installation - Deck Installation

   A short but very interesting animation showing the process of the deck installation on the offshore platform starting with the cargo barge approaching alongside, deck rig-up and cutting the sea fastening, lifting the deck, installation of the deck, removal of the lifting pad-eyes, followed by bridge installation...

Category: OFFSHORE INDUSTRY | Views: 106 |

Cargo Access Equipment for Merchant Ships

   In this book we have tried to cover all aspects of cargo access, including design requirements, description of principal types of equipment, economics of selection and operation, and performance in service. For those already familiar with cargo access equipment, we have included useful reference material such as weights and stowage requirements; while for those new to the subject, we have included sufficient background material on ship types and cargo handling for developments such as Ro-Ro shipping to be fully appreciated. The book does not confine itself to MacGregor products, but draws its material from all over the world and includes examples of the work of other important companies in the field such as Navire Cargo Gear and Kvaerner Brug.

Category: CARGO HANDLING | Views: 277 |

Advanced Grammar in Use

   The Advanced Grammar in Use is the third and last of the three parts of the best-selling self-study and practice book of English Grammar - this one was prepared by Martin Hewings. The edition presented to your attention is the second one and this is the CBT (computer based training) version. This book is intended to be of use for the advanced earers, it also contains keys to all exercises. If you combine all three parts of the course, you will have the perfect set of training materials which will defibnitely help you to improve your English grammar skills.

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 155 |

CO2 in Seawater - Equilibrium, Kinetics, Isotopes

   This publication will definitely be an essential book for those industry professionals who are planning to work with the carbon dioxide system in seawater. It is intended to serve as a very valuable reference book for both experienced people and students. Next to nitrogen, oxygen and argon, CO2 is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere of the Earth. Next to water vapor it is the most important greenhouse gas. In contrast to nitrogen and oxygen most carbon dioxide of the combined atmosphere - ocean system is dissolved in water (98%), because CO2 is not simply dissolved in water (as other gases), but it reacts with water and forms bicarbonate and carbonate ions.


Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

   From a very early age I was utterly obsessed with ships and the sea. Bearing in mind that I come from a particularly landlocked part of Cumbria, no one in my family could really account for it. They looked on with bemused interest as I spent my days up in trees pretending it was the rigging of a ship or floating pieces of wood down the river that ran by our house in order to recreate some race or naval battle. At first my nautical obsession was very general, although I always favoured sail over power, but at the age of 12 my interest was put sharply into focus when I received a book entitled Clipper Ships by David R MacGregor. I read the book with my usual interest until I reached the following passage. A recollection by Frederick Paton. who had served as midshipman aboard the tea clipper Flying Spur; after grumbling a good deal about how his captain did not drive her hard enough, he proceeded thus: 'One morning Flying Spur was snoring through the NE, trades under all sail to royal staysails, with her lower yards just touching the backstays. At 11.20 am a sail was sighted on the horizon ahead. This proved to be the Glasgow clipper. Lochleven Castle. 80 days out from Rangoon to Liverpool. At 1 pm the Flying Spur was up with her, and as we went foaming by, the Lochleven Castle's main topgallant sail went to ribbons with a clap of thunder, and her mainsail split from top to bottom; at the same moment our cook with all his pots and pans was washed from the galley to the break of the poop. An hour and a half later the Lochleven Castle was out of sight astern.'

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 117 |

Maritime English Training Seminar - Diesel Plant

   And this is the last sixth part of the TUMSAT maritime English training set. In this part the students will get all necessary knowledge of the marine diesel engines that will help this to handle the ship machinery, carry out proper maintenance and repairs. There are ten short video lessons in this set addressing all aspects of the marine diesel engines - two- and four-cycle engines, fuel injection etc. The ship propulsion is also covered - the information on the speed regulation, controlled pitch propellers etc. is provided.

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 107 |

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