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DNV GL Offshore Update

   The offshore doldrums? - Improving OSV performance; Walk to work offshore; Facing invisible threats; The Lewek Constellation project; Reduced regulatory burden for US-flagges vessels; Global trading patterns for offshore vessels; ERS - every second counts; Improved offshore vessel designs; Understanding and controlling roll damping; Setting the standard for Dynamic Positioning; DNV GL battery rules; Managing vessel lay-up; Viking Lady - real-life ship performance.

Category: CLASS PUBLICATIONS | Views: 134 | | Comments (0)

Oil Tanker - Cleaning Operation Animation

   A very short yet interesting and useful animation showing the process of the tank cleaning on oil tankers. Spend a couple of minutes watching this small training animation and you will get familiarized with the tank cleaning process on a big oil tankers utilizing the smaller vessel and pumping arrangements. Such animations can be used as the supplementary material for training crew members, students and future professionals of the industry.

Category: CARGO HANDLING | Views: 142 | | Comments (0)

Midget Submarine Commander - The Life of Godfrey Place VC

   This book is a very good one for the naval history enthusiasts who will definitely enjoy the story of on of the most remarkable Naval Officers in the history served in th Submarine Service. The author of this publication has a lifelong interest in the naval history and the VC (Victoria Cross) in particular - he worked with the Royal Navy for a long time and wrote/contributed in a number of maritime books and publications - he was so fortunate to have the opportunity to research the naval life of Rear Admiral Godfrey Place VC - in this book he starts as the Lieutenant in command of X7 submarine...

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 69 | | Comments (0)

MARPOL Pocket Checklist

   One more LR-released and supported android application. This small and easy-to-use program highlights the deficiencies as listed in the Annexes to the IMO MARPOL Convention in order to help crew members and owners trying to get their ship in full compliance with the requirements of this international convention. It will enable users to view all aplicalbe regulatory and legislative requirements, save checklists and logs, check off the activities that have been already completed, add images and notes, etc.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS | Views: 112 | | Comments (0)

Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V

   The MEPC of IMO at its 62nd session held in July 2011, adopted the Revised MARPOL Annex V which is in force since 1 January 2013. The Guidelines were developed and released by IMO with the intention to assist States in the proper implementation of the Annex - the edition presented to your attention contains the 2012 Guidelines for the implementation, the Revised Annex and Guidelines for the GMP (Garbage management Plan) development. The publication is the must-have one for any crew member dealing with the garbage management on board including paperwork maintenance.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS & GUIDES | Views: 186 | | Comments (0)

Foundations of Mechanics

   This is the second, revised, edition of the Foundations of Mechanics. The book is truly a Bible of theoretical mechanics for people directly involved in field researches. The basic audience for this publication is engineers who are interested in the most popular geometrical methods in mechanics - it assumes some basic background in linear algebra and calculus; the book will also be useful to mathematicians and physicists. The material provided in the first edition of the book has been updated, new sections have been added by the authors on mechanocs, topology and the rigid body - in addition to that, numerous corrections have been made.


Modern Marvels - The Destroyer

   This documentary belongs to Modern Marvels series. It is dedicated to the destroyers made during the Second World War for the Pacific theater. It includes interviews with some veterans of the war. Destroyers was the only class of the fighting vessels that took on the full ferocity of the Japanese and managed to win the battle. After almost complete destruction of the Pacific Fleet in the course of the Pearl Harbor attack, the United States decided to design and build a fleet of Fletcher-class destroyers. The film will be very interesting the naval history enthusiasts and everyone willing to know some more about the warships of the past.

Category: NAVY FLEET | Views: 60 | | Comments (0)

Graphic Science - Engineering Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, Graphical Solutions

   From the time of hieroglyphic writing clown lo thai of modern graphic descripiion, man has known the need to represent his thoughts, discoveries, and inventions so that others may be informed. As our civilization becomes more complex, graphic representation, paralleling progress in science and engineering, likewise Incomes more complex. Moreover, as the history of graphics is studied, one important aspect stands out: the fact that only graphically may some kinds of information be conveyed or certain problems solved—for example, the impossibility of describing complicated mechanisms by other than graphic means is well known. To the engineer, therefore, graphics is a lifeline, connecting thought, invention, and research with the resulting actualities. To keep pace with advances in science and engineering, graphics in all its varied forms has been and is Iteing refined in many ways. In the past, graphic training has emphasized engineering drawing as a language of communication. The textbook "Engineering Drawing," by the authors of this volume, promotes the traditional conception and is currently being revised. Future revisions are contemplated as new procedures arc developed, as changes come forward in the training of engineers, and as new standards are adopted for industry...

Category: MISCELLANEOUS | Views: 169 | | Comments (0)

Entry into Enclosed Spaces - Part 1 - Awareness (Video)

   The first part of the video traiing course addressing the hazards of the enclosed spaces on board ships. The authors show how to properly recognize the enclosed spaces on the vessel and raise awareness of the associated hazards, focusing on the lack of oxygen. The target audience of the course is deck officers and deck rating, catering, engine room electricians, junior and senior officers, engine room rating etc. The video supplements the booklet of the course.

Category: SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA | Views: 110 | | Comments (0)

NP 294 How to Keep Your Admiralty Products Up-to-Date

   Here is the latest ninth edition of the NP294 publication released this year with the purpose to set out the essential points of proper publication and chart maintenance in a very simple and clear manner. The book does not teach navigation to the readers, however. Twelve sections of the document contain the guidance on how to obtain the Notices to Mariners, info available fron weekly Notices, format of chart updates. equipment, some examples, keeping Admiralty Nautical and Digital publications updated, obtaining e-Nautical (e-NP) publications, Admiralty info overlay, installation and update of the AVCS (Vector Chart Service), ARCS (Admiralty Raster Chart Service), and using e-Navigator.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 130 | | Comments (0)

Talk English - The Secret to Speak English Like a Native in 6 Months for Busy People

   This book is for those who have already studied English language for some years, but still do not speak it well, who have tried many methods but still make grammar mistakes and cannot speak good English and pronounce the words correctly, who can read but feel nervous to speak. The reader of this book will learn how to speak like a native English speaker in just six months time or even less, how to do that relatively effortlessly on a busy schedule, how to speak English language without prior translating and how to learn grammar without having to memorize grammar rules; the readers will also get to know how to build a proper and long-lasting vocabulary and pronounce words like native British or American speaker, etc.

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 232 | | Comments (0)

Alert 3 - Ergonomics

   The human element is one the most critical features of all aspects of ship or system design and operation. In order for any ship or system to operate in a safe and effective way, it must be designed to support the people who work there, without any risk to their health or safety and with no negative impact on the overall performance. In this issue of Alert we are going to be looking at ergonomics. This video is intended to supplement this Alert issue.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 73 | | Comments (0)

Modern Water Resources Engineering

   This book belongs to the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series - the present volume provides readers with the necessary information on hydrology itself, open-channel hydraulics, river ecology and restoration, transport of sediment, river morphology and engineering; GIS and remote sensing applications, decision making under uncertainty condition - a new paradign for water resouces planning and management, upland erosion modeling, some recent advances in water resources systems engineering, impact of climate change on water resources, wetlands for waste water treatment and reuse of water. In addition to the above topics, there is a Glossary with the terminology explained...

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 91 | | Comments (0)

Entry into Enclosed Spaces - Part 1 - Awareness

   The first part of the Entry into Enclosed Spaces training by Videotel. The training course covers the overview of the enclosed spaces and associated hazards, managing the entry to the enclosed spaces, some exercises, resources, and a number of assessment questions with answers. This part of the course is dedicated to the Awareness and is intended to make the readers understand what the enclosed space is and the hazards of entering such spaces, recognized the enclosed spaces on their vessel and when it might be necessary to enter, gain some necessary awareness of the safeguards etc. This booklet is supplemented with this video film for better understanding.

Category: SHIP SAFETY & SECIRITY | Views: 137 | | Comments (0)

OpenCPN V.4.2.0

   The latest stable 4.2.0 release of the open-sourse OpenCPN software used for marine navigation. The huge number of features of this nav software includes waypoint navigation, route navigation with enabled furnction of the vessel tracking, single-chart, quilted and moving-map display modes, support of the autopilot output, anchor watch and alarm functions, built-in great circle routing, various display themes to select from, numerous plugins, AIS support; this software supports the nautical charts in BSBv3 raster and S57 formats as well as CM93 vector charts; BSB4 and NV-chart formats may also be supported by using appropriate plugins. The developers provided the multi-language support including more than twenty languages.

Category: NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP | Views: 136 | | Comments (0)

DNV GL Ferry and Ro-Ro Update

   Maritime Day attracts international visitors to Aland - Recruiting Godby style: we want you! - Alandia Insurance - Ferries connect Denmark. - Battery Hybrid Ships - Batteries - the next big thing? - How to reduce your fuel cost - Safety in the ferry industry - Ro-ro deck fires - still a hot topic! - Preventing fires on Ro-Ro decks - Installing scrubbers is the solution for TT-Line - Gotlandsbolaget - Considerations for emergency equipment fuel - Scrubbers - Drive-on bunkering simplicity - Maritime communication - History and drivers - 3D printing for the maritime industry - LNG fuels ferries at AG Ems - The new DNV GL Rules for Ships - EEDI requirements Ferries - Environmental regulations - Rules and regulations for gas fuelled ship installations. DNV GL Gas Ready notation.

Category: CLASS PUBLICATIONS | Views: 89 | | Comments (0)

Alert - Issue 3 - Ergonomics

   The 3rd issue of the popular International Maritime HE Bulletin. Among the most important topics addressed in this one there are human errors, shipboard maintenance, the case for a decent design, designing to fit the user, an ergonomic nightmare, improving ship operational design, ergonomics, training and competence, the human element in pilotage, prevention through people - an overview, some accident investigation reports and case studies also included. Supplemented with this short video film.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 87 | | Comments (0)

Sea Kayaking - A Manual for Long-Distance Touring

   Who would have thought, when I first dropped off the manuscript for Sea Kayaking at the offices of Jim Douglas and Scott Mclntyre back in 1980. mat mere would ever be a fifth edition? The "sport" wasn't even called sea kayaking; we picked that name for the title of the book to make it clear mat we were talking about neither paddling on rivers nor using canoes. Sea Kayaking had a nice ring to it. and the name fit much better than coastal paddling, blue water kayaking, sea touring or any number of other less precise options. Sea kayaking has long topped the list of fastest-growing water sports. There are still more people padding canoes and aluminum boats, but sea kayaking is where the energy is. Recently I returned to the kayak industry after some years away from it writing children's books and home-schooling my two children. I found that much had changed during my absence. For a start, many of the small players have grown big. some gobbled up by very large fish indeed. Manufacturers such as Perception. Necky and Wilderness Systems have been bought out by multinational corporations that have seen big business opportunities in sea kayaking. The competition between these giants has been fierce. Fortunately the vitality of the small builders remains and the quality of boats is noticeably higher. Sea kayak instruction has also become a thriving industry, but like many educational systems, it has largely focussed on those aspects of the activity that can be most readily taught and measured—such as paddling skills and rescue techniques—rather than on subtler, less tangible skills such as judgement, sound seamanship and good risk management. Sea kayaking as I know it is roughly 80 per cent seamanship skills and less than 20 per cent boat-handling skills. The reverse is true only if all your paddling is done in sheltered waterways. In addition, some inappropriate crossover skills have found their way into sea kayaking from racing. It has become fashionable, for example, to paddle a sea kayak as if it were a seven-kilogram racing shell, with a high, exaggerated "chicken wing" box-style stroke and racing paddles. It is a stroke that works brilliantly if you suddenly need a burst of power, but I know of no one who has paddled a loaded sea kayak for a thousand miles and maintained such a style. Yet it is being taught by skill-focussed paddlers as the stroke of choice.

Category: BOATBUILDING & BOATING | Views: 145 | | Comments (0)

Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland - Warships of the Kriegsmarine

   The book will be very interesting to people wishing to know a bit more about the German Navy warships of the Worls War II period. The authors included the information on three most popular ships of that time - Deutchlans, Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee - they were termed Panzerschiffe (it meant "armored ships") by the Germans. The publication covers armour and armament, machinery items, refits, scale plans, fire control and radar equipment, and some other data.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 108 | | Comments (0)

Oil and Gas Acronym Buster

   As the name of this application implies, it is the easy-to-use reference sourse for the oil and gas terminology. The features of this app include the possibility to search more than two thousand oil and gas acronyms; the users are also enabled to add new acronyms, as well as receive and synchronise the newest information, and view the latest news related to the LR Energy. It will be very useful for the workers of the offshore industry willing to improve their technical English skills.

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 114 | | Comments (0)

Nautical Chart Manual

   Here is the set released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Coast Survey, it consists of three documents. The first volume "Policies and Procedures" addresses general practices and procedures, topography and hydrography, navigational aids, landmarks, and some other charting information. The second volume provides definitions, symbology, list of charting abbreviations, cartographic orders and memoranda, and miscellaneous references. The last, third, volume is fully dedicated to the digital specifications.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 119 | | Comments (0)

Alert 2 - Human Factors

   The International Safety Management Code - ISM - represents the cornerstone IMO approach towards the developing and maintaining the strong safety culture. Focus is very clearly on human element. Some time has passed since the Code was implemented... so, where are we now and how is ISM doing, is it working at all - these are a sort of questions raised in this issue of Alert. The fact is that, although there are many positives, it is clear that more care is to be placed on the human understanding of the system. Port State Control inspections have releaved that in some instances ship personnel are not applying the Safety Management System to operation of the ship. Certificates not in order, senior officers not able to identify the designated person, program for the emergency drills and exercises not available - these are the non-conformances routinely identified at the PSC inspections... This video is to supplement this Alert publication.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 106 | | Comments (0)

Finite Element Modeling for Stress Analysis

   This book is intended for beginning courses in finite elements (FE) that are oriented toward users of the method. The courses envisioned emphasize the behavior of FE and include computational work in which problems are solved by means of commercial software and the computed results are critically examined. The instructor may often sit with students at the computer to offer advice and to monitor their skill in modeling and assessment of results. The courses would use computational problems as vehicles to teach proper use of FE, rather than use FE as a way to solve certain problems. The book presents a modest amount of theory, discusses the nature of FE solutions, offers modeling advice, suggests computational problems, and emphasizes the need for checking the computed results. Problem areas treated are common in mechanical engineering and related disciplines. Suggested computational problems include topics often treated in a second course in stress analysis, such as spinning disks and elastic foundations. The computational problems usually have simple geometry, so that FE may be emphasized rather than details of data preparation. Some instructors especially those who teach more advanced students, may wish to devise problems of a more "real world" nature, despite their greater complexity. Several commercial FE programs are available for use on microcomputers and workstations. This book is not tailored to any particular FE program and therefore does not discuss the formalisms of input data preparation. Suitable software will have most of the following features: capability in static stress analysis, structural dynamics, vibration, and heat transfer; a good library of elements; some node and element generation capability; help screens; plotting and animation of displaced shapes; contour plotting of computed stresses without nodal averaging. The software must be easy to use, at the expense of versatility if necessary, so that time will not be wasted in learning procedures peculiar to a certain code but having little to do with insight into the FE method.


Mission Tokyo Bay - A Novel of War Under the Pacific

   The fleet submarine Shark wallowed heavily in an oily following sea. It was a moonless night with no breeze. The six men on bridge watch searched the dark horizon more intently than usual. Shark lay astride the Japanese convoy routes from the Marianas to Japan—a busy spot in the northern reaches of the Bonin Islands—and the SJ surface-search radar was temporarily out of commission. At 0134, Willie Bonsel, one of three lookouts who were standing on a platform in the periscope shears, broke the silence on the bridge. "Smoke on the horizon. Zero-three-zero." The contact had apparently not fazed Fireman Bonsel, who was noted for his taciturnity, but the other five men on the bridge were electrified. Especially the quartermaster, Jack Childress, fresh out of sub school and making his first war patrol. When he swung his 7-by-50 binoculars to the horizon off the starboard bow, his hands trembled so badly he could not focus the lens. The officer of the deck, Jim Bell, a reserve lieutenant, junior grade, who was Shark's communications officer, riveted his binoculars on the horizon and spoke quietly but authoritatively into the intercom to the conning tower immediately below: "Report to the captain. Smoke on the horizon. Zero-three-zero. Come right to two-five-oh. Secure the battery charge. Put all four main engines on the line. All ahead full."...

Category: NAVAL FICTION | Views: 80 | | Comments (0)

Alert - Issue 2 - Human Factors

   Issue No. 2 of the Alert! project improving the awareness of the human element in the shipping industry. In this issue following matters have been addressed - a class society's view on HE issues; Some thoughts from the sharp end...; The relevance of the ISM Code and the impact of the Code on maritime practices; Improving the application of the COLREGs; Exploring Human Factors; Some thoughts on transported cargoes, container vessels and the human element involvement; PSC & ISM Code; I am Afloat; Accident Investigation Reports; Various investigation reports and case studies... The publication is supplemented with this short video film.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 109 | | Comments (0)

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