30.06.2017

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."...

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28.06.2017

The hydrostatic approach applied to the problem of ship stability intends to find a due balance of the idealized weight of the ship and buoyancy forces acting on the hull. The present textbook may be treated as a complete guide book to be used by the students and even professionals willing to get better understanding of the ship hydrostatics in the design and performance of the vessels.

The author of the volume is bringing the readers from the first fundamental principles through both basic and applied theory of hydrostatics and ship stability, and he is also introducing the modern and newly presented mathematical techniques used for hydrostatic modeling and analysis. Numerous real-life examples have been included in the book to show the practical application of the hydrostatics and explain the theory and calculations; they will also help to demonstrate the effects of the shifting weights and displacements of the central gravity on the overall stability of the vessel.

The content of the book addresses all recent developments in naval architecture, for example the Matthieu effect relating to the parametric resonance, influence of the ship lines, effects of nonlinear ship motions on stability, and the international regulations governing the stability of the small vessels with the extensive use contemporary computer techniques...

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17.06.2017

The book provides readers with a good insight into the fundamental processes that regulate the marine carbon cycle. The content of the volume is offering a required background in chemical oceanography; in addition to that, it provides readers with the clear description of the way chemical elements contained in  sea water and sediments are actually used as tracers of various processes occurring in the oceans - and these processes are biological, geological, physical and chemical.

The chapters of the book are covering the basics of thermodynamics, carbonate chemistry, they provide the explanation of the influence of life on the chemistry of the ocean and how exactly it evolved in the past. There are some topics in the book that contain essential information for understanding the idea of the carbon cycle, including such important aspects as exchange of gas within the air-sea system, organic geo-chemistry, reaction kinetics, diffusion, and so many of other relevant matters. The title will be really ideal to serve as a textbook for all students in geo-chemistry, oceanography, marine science, environmental science and any other fields. It will also be useful for the professionals and scientists in the field and actually to any persons involved in the relevant researches. 

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17.06.2017

The fourth release of the FAQ to the ILO MLC, 2006 - worked out by the International Labor Office to serve as an integral part of the follow-up to the Action Plan. The MLC was officially adopted by the ninety-fourth session of the ILC in 2006, entered into force in 2013 and ratified by sixty-six countries having more than eighty percent of the world's GT of ships by 2015.

Please note that the answers that have been provided in the present publication shall not be cited as the legal opinions as the precise requirements of the MLC are there in the national laws/regulations. These answers are provided with the intention to give readers the required information in the form of concise and clear explanations that would refer to the MLC together with any other reference materials.

They shall not be considered legal advice. Literally every aspect is covered, including general in for about the MLC, questions about the people working on board the ships, questions related to the titles of the Convention, including minimum age, medical certification, training, qualification, recruitment, placement, conditions of employment, wages, hours of work/rest, leave, repatriation, manning levels, career development and so many other important issues.

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03.06.2017

The official operating instructions for the GCM34-type diesel engines produced by CAT. This technical book is starting with some general info on the engine and introduction to its safety features, gas regulating unit and brief yet thorough overview of the electrical system, etc.

The main content of the publication provides required information relating to the initial operating of the engine, operational supervision, running-it and fault tracing.

Particular attention has been paid by the compilers of the Instructions to the installation of the engine, regulations and care, emergency operation of this engine and a wealth of other relevant data and information.

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03.06.2017

MAN B&W DIESEL - S50MC-C8-TII Project Guide - Camshaft Controlled Two Stroke Engines

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