10.07.2017
A GLOSSARY OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Let us introduce a concise glossary of grammar terminology as well as expressions and words that are commonly used to describe the grammar. We should note that the author could have easily made the publication much bigger and intimidating. However, this would definitely take the author into dictionary making not glossary making, as it was intended; and, with the intention to avoid this, the author of the book has had to choose which of the terms are considered key ones and important enough to include in the glossary and, in turn, which terms could be excluded.

Apart from the glossary itself, the book includes a list of useful books relating to grammar supplemented with the suggestions for further research. The book was prepared by one of the most distinguishing expert grammarians in the world and provides basic and simple info on grammatical terminology. All definitions provided by the author are very concise and clear, making the book wonderful to use. The remarkable efforts made by the author, Geoffrey Leech, resulted in this publication presenting a huge number of useful terms.

The proper usage of such terminology can be a problem for the students and that is why there is a necessity for such sort of publication providing the accessible guidance with the focus made on the English language.

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10.07.2017
A GLOBAL UNION FOR GLOBAL WORKERS — COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND REGULATORY POLITICS IN MARITIME SHIPPING

Subject document was initially prepared and subsequently released to explain all interested readers the way how exactly the global unionism in the shipping industry did appear. Nathan Lillie - the author - argues that the industrial nature of shipping and, particularly, the inter-connected structure of the associated production chains did facilitate the total globalization of union bargaining, together with the trans-nationalization of the union structures.

And this has resulted in the global institutions of the collective bargaining as well as effective and active participation in regulatory politics. The present study uses a very broad variety of the reliable and well-respected sources plus effective analytical techniques, basing mainly on the numerous interviews made with several union officials plus other maritime industry people from the different countries.

The author of the title has combined the analytical traditions in international relations and industrial relations intending to demonstrate and explain how exactly the actors of industrial relations participate in global political arenas. Though the relationships existing there between the industrial relations and international areas might actually be a bit sharper and more obvious in shipping than elsewhere, subject interactions do have wide and, what shall be noted, constantly increasing importance in all other relevant sectors.

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10.07.2017
A FAST AND EXPLICIT METHOD FOR SIMULATING FLOODING AND SINKAGE SCENARIOS OF SHIPS

One of the main objectives of the present document is to develop a fast and stable plus reasonably accurate method of numerical simulation in order to revisit and predict the flooding scenarios. The author, Henrin Dankowski, has performed a good professional comparison with the results obtained in the course of the standard benchmark tests and repeated investigation of three accidents, namely the Estonia, the Heraklion and the European Gateway, for validation purpose.

The aim of the method presented in this volume was to fill the gap that exists there between relatively simple evaluations of ship stability and more complex and time consuming methods of simulation of the seakeeping. Subject method has been implemented in the software environment E4 specifically developed for ship design. Subject environment is providing users with the direct access to the complete vessel data model and to the computational algorithms that have already been implemented.

Calculations of the damage stability of a vessel at early stages of the design are considered essential indication of the vessel's safety level to withstanding the water ingress. Several accidents that have occurred in the past are demonstrating how important it is to consider the intermediate stages of flooding process and not only looking at the resulting final stage.

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10.07.2017
A CRUISING HANDBOOK — EVERYTHING WE LEARNED FROM A TO Z WHILE CRUISING ON CALLIPYGIA

The content of the present handbook is mainly based on the experience gained by the authors during their in total four-year voyages. The authors express their hope that the information included in the volume will be useful to the people interested in cruising. The book starts with the introductory part providing the general information about the basics of seamanship.

Then, the second chapter named "Starting-off", provides readers with necessary tips on buying a boat and also contains an article covering the cruising life in general. This one is followed by a "How to's" chapter giving the idea of anchoring activities, boat notes, book of lists, deck log and defect book, departure checklist and other relevant paperwork, nautical chart management, equipment instructions, maintenance schedule etc.

Remaining chapters of this interesting and fascinating book shed the light on various possible situations that the seamen may face at sea, including emergency situations, getting aground, fire on board, leaking hull, heavy weather conditions, rigging failures, crew overboard, steering failure etc. The book addresses the marine radio communications, navigation techniques and equipment used, fog and sound signals, medical emergencies, using radar and so many other important and useful topics that would definitely help any cruiser.

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO ECA COMPLIANCE FOR SHIPS

The present guidebook was prepared by the MarneInsight team to provide necessary technical guidance to ECA, i.e. Emission Control Areas, compliance for the ocean-going vessels. The content of the publication has been divided into six major chapters. The first chapter briefly introduces the Annex VI to the MARPOL Convention and explains what the ECAs are.

The second chapter explains in detail how exactly vessels produce the nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide, i.e. NOx and SOx, emissions. The next chapter contains necessary precautions to be taken into consideration when you switch from HFO to LSFO, i.e. from heavy fuel oil to low-sulfur oil. This chapter is followed by the one providing all associated documentation, namely some important logs, record books and diesel engine technical files accompanying every engine installed on board. Finally, the sixth chapter of the booklet gives information about various methods that have been established to achieve compliance with the ECA requirements.

The information has been presented in a very understandable format making this book practical to everyone, but first of all, of course, it is aimed at the crew members and support personnel of the marine vessels directly involved in operation of the marine diesel engines and associated fuel oil supplies.

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10.07.2017
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO IMPORTANT VESSEL MOORING TECHNIQUES

As it comes quite clear from the title of this publication prepared and released by the MarineInsight team, it was designed to provide some introduction to the basics of the ship mooring techniques. The book will serve as a reference tool to be used by the ship crew members and deck officers. The booklet has been arranged in seven major chapters.

The first one is introductory, explaining the process of mooring the vessel in general. The second chapter of the book is dedicated to the so-called Mediterranean mooring of the vessel, while the following one is about the Baltic mooring. Obviously, each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. The remaining chapters of the publication deal with the single- and multiple point mooring of vessels, ship-to-ship mooring, and also what is the running and standing mooring.

In short, this training book is an excellent reference source for every person involved in subject operations, either in planning or in actual mooring. The book also provides readers with the relevant terminology and definitions that all crew members and deck officers shall be aware of in order to perform the mooring safely and effectively. We really recommend to have this booklet readily available on board.

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10.07.2017
A BRIEF GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS AND CARGO DOCUMENTATION ON OIL TANKERS

Here is another useful publication released by the marine professionals of the Marine Insight web resource, and this one is addressing the commercial operations of the oil tankers and associated documentations. It has been compiled by one of the leading marine experts of the community fact. Handling the documentation properly is extremely important since any, even relatively small, mistake could easily result in the significant loss of revenue.

Therefore, it is a "must" to be duly familiar with the professional jargon and all documents involved. The publication is divided into seven major chapters dealing with the finding cargo and fixing the ship, important documentation for the terminal and for the surveyor, and at the load and at the discharge port. There is a separate chapter dedicated to the letters of protest, i.e. LoP. In addition to that, a Glossary providing main terms and definitions supplements the publication.

This book will be very useful for anyone involved in making arrangements in the field of the oil transportation by sea. The amount as well as quality of the material provided in it makes the publication of great interest for any maritime business professional as it allows them to make proper decisions affecting the effectiveness of such deals.

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10.07.2017
A BOATLOAD OF IDIOMS — OVER A THOUSAND ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

Idioms, i.e. the informal expressions that are used in our everyday speech, are often referred to as the spice of any language due to the way they can describe the idea; it shall be noted, however, that they can be one of the most complicated areas of the language. They are one of the most colourful ways to sum up what you want to say.

Of course, you have to clearly understand what each of the idioms means in order to be able to use them correctly. This book presents approximately one thousand of various interesting and popular English idioms provided with the clear and understandable definitions, so it will help readers become much more familiar with the most popular expressions of the contemporary American English.

The definitions and explanations are supplemented with exercises and sample sentences. The search index was also included in order to serve as a quick reference tool. Once you understand the idioms easily, speaking language will not be difficult for you anymore.

You will not be disappointed with this book since the idioms provided in it will enrich your vocabulary and let you speak much easier, expressing all your idea in much better English which will be easier understood by anyone.

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