14.07.2017
AMOS ASSIST

This small program has been released with the purpose to serve as a supplementary tool for people using the AMOS program. The intention of the developers of this helpful piece of software was to help people who are dealing with the input of the various data relating to the maintenance of the vessel into AMOS software system and; this would particularly refer to the histories of the jobs that have been already carried out and have to be duly recorded for future reference and tracking.

 

 

The program shall definitely be considered an extremely useful and time saving tool for all crew members using AMOS for the management of the vessels day-to-day maintenance activities. The package was thoroughly scanned for viruses, trojans or any other type of malicious software and we confirm it is clean of any malware. There is no need for getting any activation code, send the registration message or anything like that since the program was declared to be completely free. It will work even without the necessity to install or register.

 

 

 

 

Just launch the AMOS Assist file and you may start using this software immediately with no delays. We do recommend it taking into account its user-friendliness and amount of time it allows to save.

 

 

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14.07.2017
AMERICAN NAUTICAL ART AND ANTIQUES

This rare publication by Jacqueline Kranz contains more than three hundred of illustrations and provides readers with the very useful and, at the same time, entertaining surveys of the nautical antiques and antiques - we would definitely treat this book as a genuine treasure-house for both beginners and experienced collectors, in fact any people accumulating these objects for years.

The author has succeeded in literally infecting readers with her enthusiasm for collecting the art- and antique- objects relating to the nautical world, through the researched interesting facts and a real wealth of appropriate photos and drawings, supplemented with the lively personal anecdotes. The book not only provides the valuable information on all most desirable collectibles plus their relative values, but also gives the advice about numerous unusual objects that would otherwise go unrecognized by the novices.

The topics covered by this publication cover a very broad range of categories, starting from the expected ones, such as figureheads and paintings, half-models, lanterns, wheels, anchors and various navigational tools, to the unexpected categories, for example toys and games, porcelain, glass, sheet music and so many others. The book contains specific tips on finding and properly identifying the articles, plus many yarns about the collectibles associated with the Great Lakes, Mississippi and other inland waterways...

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14.07.2017
ALUMINIUM BOATBUILDING

This book written by Ernest Sims, published by Adlard Coles, has been fully dedicated to aluminum boatbuilding was prepared by Ernest Sims who has the huge experience in boat design. We think it is a truly "must" for everyone making efforts in designing and constructing their own boat from aluminum - regardless of the type.

Apart from the theoretical portion, the author of this book included some practical information related to the construction of the boats. It will be very useful for the boat designers and engineers, who can consider it as a very simple-to-use and quick reference book. We do believe that one copy of this publication shall always be kept on every boatbuilder's deck.

Even though this book can be used by beginners to the field of boat construction, it is mostly aimed to be used  by people having at least some boatbuilding experience since it will be much easier for them to understand the material provided. In any case, regardless of who is using this book, the information compiled by the author and practical examples included in it made this publication very valuable and world popular. Every boatbuilder will definitely find something inside and will benefit from using this book. 

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14.07.2017
ALFA LAVAL P 615 HIGH SPEED SEPARATOR MANUAL AND SPARE PARTS CATALOGUE

The official manual for the P615 high speed separators produced by Alfa Laval. The content of the manual is arranged in six chapters with the first one dedicated to safety. The second chapters provides the very basic information on the separator covering its design features and functions plus definitions used.

The chapter providing service instructions covers the maintenance of the separator, cleaning and oil change, vibration matters, periodical checks etc. Then the chapters come focusing on the assembly and dismantling, technical reference including drawings, description of the interface, lubrication materials, water quality etc. The closing chapter covers the operating instructions, including routine operations and all others.

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14.07.2017
ALERT 14 — COMMUNICATION

Let us find out today, what is it that makes our ships fully operational and what it is that makes the vessels safe to operate? Rules and regulations? Certainly. Proper management systems? Those too. Reliable well maintained machinery and equipment? Essential, obviously. But... you know there is something else that maritime industry relies on, and this is maybe most important thing of all - this thing is called "communication", and communication is something that will be communicated in the present fourteenth issue of Alert.

The ability of the people on board to effectively and properly communicate in writing and/or through verbal conversation is so important to both safety and wellbeing of the vessel's crew, ship passengers and visitors. We have to clearly understand that communication is not only something about talking and writing - it is about exchanging ideas, information and knowledge between individuals and between crew and management ashore, and for problem solving. Owners and operators of the ship provide tools for communicating on board, such as the phones, e-mail and internet facilities that should allow the crew members to keep in touch with their families... This short video film is to supplement the associated release of the Alert bulletin dedicated to the same problem.

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14.07.2017
ALERT 10 — REGULATION

Alert 10 - Regulation - For the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools. Wherever we are, we are sourrounded by rules and regulations - of course, rules are for our benefit, they are designed to protect us from danger, stops us from getting hurt, or worse...

In our business, along with regulations, we have got standards, recommendations, conventions all designed to protect us, the machines we use, our systems and the environment. But the accidents at sea still happen - while no one is suggesting the regulations are not important, there is one important question that has to be answered - do rules and regulations take account of the human element?

That is what we will be looking at in this issue of Alert. The video supplements this training booklet addressing same matters.

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14.07.2017
ALERT 9 — OPERATIONS

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.

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14.07.2017
ALERT 20 — TRAINING

If you have visited us before, you would know that Alert focuses on the human element in the maritime industry. In this program we are going to consider three of the most important human element issues, namely education, training and career development. When it comes to the recruitment and training of seafarers, ship operators should adopt best industry standards and ensure that seafarers receive the training they need to carry out their duties.

They must also be regularly updated, tested and drilled through various programs. The people involved in the front line of the shipping operations ashore must also be properly trained, adequately experienced, skilled and competent. But then so must be the tutors - it is essential that maritime college lecturers are properly qualified to teach the competencies for which they are employed to teach. They need to have the up-to-date understanding of the new technologies aboard ships and, of course, knowledge of the modern day ship operations. One of the problems today is that a gap sometimes exists between available skill levels and what the ship industry requires from the seafarers, which is why there is a need for the company to step in the training.

Shore-based company training can be provided at in-house institutes and during annual seminars. On-job training can be conducted by auditing and training superintendents who can then ensure that any shore comments can be rectified through education and training. This video supplements the corresponding Alert Issue 20.

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