10.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 2 — PREPARATION AND PROCEDURES (VIDEO)

This is a training video supplementing the booklet of the second part of the training series dealing with the entry into enclosed spaces. While the opening part of the course dealt with the Awareness (booklet & video), this particular one addresses the preparation and procedures. The content of the video presents an excellent attempt of Videotel specialists to demonstrate the techniques for proper recognition of the enclosed spaces and associated hazards.

The target audience for the whole training course remains same - it is made of the deck officers and ratings who are working on board vessels, people working in the engine room and in fact all other people since the safety matters are considered equally important to any person on board any ship.

Try and go through every single part of the course including video films and booklets and you will get your knowledge of the safety in the enclosed spaces significantly improved which will eventually contribute in your own safety as well as to the safety of your teammates. The content is easily understandable and does not require any specific technical background so the course and be recommended even to the absolute newcomers to the shipping and offshore industry, who fill find so much of practical and useful information.

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10.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 2 — PREPARATION AND PROCEDURES

This is a second part of the training course commenced with the training booklet and video addressing Awareness. The training course is presented by world famous Videotel training provider. This second part is dealing with the Preparation and Procedures - the booklet is covering such important aspects as overview of the applicable procedures, assessment of the risks involved, action plan to be prepared and followed, PTW, standing for the permits to work, summary of the procedures that are required, etc. Some additional information is in the appendixes.

Note that there are numerous assessment questions provided with the answers. In addition, there is a training video supplementing the booklet. All other parts of the training series are also available at Libramar. The present course has been well met by the industry and is considered one of the best available today, it is highly recommended to all people working on board and caring about their safety since the content is expected to enable them to recognize enclosed spaces and all hazards associated with entering them, understand the importance of following procedures, rescue techniques to be used in case of emergency etc.

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10.02.2018
DNV—GL — LIFTING APPLIANCES USED IN SUBSEA OPERATIONS

The recommended practice released by DNV GL classification society and dealing with the lifting appliances commonly used for subsea operations. The main principles, objective and application of the document have been delineated in the first introductory chapter. You will also find acronyms and abbreviations used throughout the booklet explained in the same chapter.

The second chapter is devoted to the structure and dynamics including lifting and subsea lifting capacity of the appliances, winches and drums, steel wire and fiber ropes, tugger winches etc., while the third one addresses the control and power systems including electronic and hydraulic installations, safety evaluations and applicable technical requirements together with the documentation.

The next two chapters of the volume deal with the fabrication, inspection, certification and routing technical maintenance of lifting appliances including ropes, sheaves, winches, their certification, and operation matters including personnel qualification, structural design and loads involved, environmental conditions, planning and organization of the operations, HSE management etc. Three appendices to the main content cover the hazards, systems overview and motion compensation systems.

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01.02.2018
NAVIGATION ADVANCED — MATES AND MASTERS

The content of this navigation textbook is primarily aimed at modern navigators working under significantly increased workload which demands very clear working methods as well as concise but comprehensive instructions. Note that the working methods that have been selected for inclusion in this volume are quite easy to understand for both students of maritime colleges and schools and for people working onboard vessels.

The text of the book is supplemented with numerous worked examples and informative plots, and there are also many exercises to allow navigators gain some fundamental and advanced marine navigation skills. The publication covers regulatory requirements and provides instructions on proper passage planning, ocean routeing and sailing, bridge procedures to be implemented and followed, celestial and radar navigation, extreme weather issues, e-navigation, tidal streams, marine communications including GMDSS, AIS and reporting systems, SAR activities and many other important aspects.

There is also a brief glossary of terminology used throughout the volume. As noted above, the book is highly recommended to the future navigators as well as for the professionals willing to improve their marine navigation skills.

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01.02.2018
DIGITAL SHIP MAGAZINE — NOVEMBER 2017

Digital Ship Magazine - November 2017

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01.02.2018
CCS GUIDELINES FOR TESTING AND SURVEY OF EXHAUST GAS CLEANING SYSTEMS

The guidelines contained in this publication released by China Register are applicable to the EGCS, standing for the exhaust gas cleaning systems and they may also serve as useful and practical references to be used by the manufactures of marine products, ship owners and shipyards carrying out required testing on subject units either on board vessels or at test bed.

They specify the technical requirements for the testing, certification and verification of the exhaust gas cleaning systems and are also intended to demonstrate that the sulphur oxide emissions from vessels having EGC systems installed on board are in due compliance with the MARPOL regulations. The publication opens with general information on application of the requirements followed by the survey and certification requirements.

The main part of the document is dealing with the approval, safety and certification requirements presented in schemes A and B including plans and documents, emission testing and measurements, technical manual and verification procedures to be used on board, OMM, i.e. onboard monitoring manual, ship compliance information and washwater related information. There is some additional information in the appendices concluding the guidebook.

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01.02.2018
GUIDELINES ON THE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF SEAFARERS

The officially released ILO guidelines to be used for the medical examination of the people working at sea. the document was endorsed by the ILO and IMO MSC and will provide required complementary advice to the competent authorities as well as medical personnel and stakeholders of the maritime industry on proper application of the provisions of MLC 2006 and STCW 1978 conventions.

All seafarers shall undergo periodical medical examination in order to reduce the risks to the safety of the vessel and other crew members. This is a must-do to safeguard the health and safety of the personnel. Both conventions listed above require seafarers to hold a formal certificate of medical examination - subject certificate would normally have detailed information and indicate particular fitness aspects that should be assessed.

The intention was to provide the authorities with the recognized set of specific criteria - these criteria may be used either directly or, otherwise, they may serve as a basis when developing the national standards in line with the internationally recognized requirements. The guidelines are presented in consistent manner and shall be of practical use for all parties concerned.

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01.02.2018
COMPREHENSIVE DICTIONARY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

One of the best electrical engineering publications available today. The publication features impressive coverage of all important terminology as well as definitions and acronyms. This is the second edition of the dictionary and the author has made all necessary amendments to the original publication in order to make the dictionary better. His efforts have eventually resulted in a true bestseller reflecting all recent advances in electrical engineering and associated disciplines.

The lexicon of the dictionary includes more that thousand and half additional entries bringing a total number of entries to eleven thousands. The content of the dictionary has been developed n the basis of the invaluable contributions by the world leading experts. ore that a hundred of informative illustrations and data tables accompany the main content. The newly included areas cover the hybrid vehicles and mechatronics, data storage and embedded systems and sensors, process control and related instrumentation etc.

One of the reasons for the revision was to include many of the completely new terms of computer electronics, fuel cells and others. This fully up-to-date reference source embracing the whole electrical engineering and device electronics, digital systems and control/power systems will be equally interesting to the students and practitioners and is therefore recommended to all groups of users.

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