10.07.2017
A HANDBOOK OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR

This publication is a descriptive grammar of modern English grammar. Originally, it was written as a sort of English grammar manual for Dutch students of English language. The book is dealing with syntax and accidence, without too much of accent made on the idioms. It is very valuable to all students of English since it covers literally all aspects of the grammar that are important in the day-to-day usage of the language.

The author has divided the book into nine parts covering verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, structure of sentence, order of words, concord, conversion and word formation. The appendix at the end contains the list of irregular verbs, and some other supplementary information. This is the seventh edition of the book incorporating all changes and updates. Needless to say that the publication is one of the most important and must-have books for all students of English taking into account the amount of information it provides to the readers.

We would definitely recommend this remarkable handbook to everyone who are intending to improve their skills in writing, reading and communication in English. Numerous references to the other publications are contained in the book.

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10.07.2017
A MASTERS GUIDE TO THE UK FLAG

This guide book has been specifically prepared and released for the ship managers and masters plus senior ship officers working on the vessels registered in UK. The principal intention of the authors who have compiled the book was to provide above mentioned persons with the easy-to-use info connected with the existing UK Merchant Shipping regulations together with the all relevant administrative procedures.

These procedures and regulations might be significantly differing from ones the readers are familiar with and applicable to the ships flying other flags and the intention of this document is to guide the reader to compliance with the UK requirements. The current release of this guidebook was updated to be brought in line with the MLC coming into force. Twelve sections of the publication address the ship manning and applicable STCW requirements, hours of rest/work, crew lists, employment agreements, log books including GMDSS, health and safety matters, proper reporting of the accidents, requirements applied to the medical stores, surveys and audits, refugees, stowaways, alcohol, cadet training, CSR, i.e. continuous synopsis record, and a full list of UK publications that shall be possessed onboard. The annexes provide informative example of how exactly the RAF, i.e. risk assessment form, should be completed, and the MSF 4605...​

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10.07.2017
A MASTER'S GUIDE TO USING FUEL OIL ONBOARD SHIPS

The authors of the present guide released it having in mind the purpose to provide all ship masters, officers on board and shore superintendents with the required basic technical knowledge of the practical use of, and necessary precautions to be taken when using various fuel oils on board marine vessels. We all know that the misuse of the fuel oil will imminently lead to the major claims and will also jeopardize the safety of the vessel. Nowadays, the Master of the ship has to be enough knowledgeable of the technical aspects and has to be fully aware of what is going on in the engine room of his ship.

Ship owners are usually faced with the fluctuations happening to the fuel costs and constantly changing regulations relating to the emissions to the atmosphere - and both of these aspects play their role in determining of the way how the fuel systems and diesel machinery on board the ship are operated; this could cause some serious operational problems with the engine fuel system, such as clogging of the filter or purifier, failure or scoring of the fuel pump, wear of the cylinders and seizure of the fuel injectors, corrosion to the exhaust valve seats, fouling of the turbocharger turbine wheel, and many others...

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10.07.2017
A MIND AT SEA — HENRY FRY AND THE GLORIOUS ERA OF QUEBEC'S SAILING SHIPS

By 1855, Canada ranked among the greatest ship-owning and shipbuilding nations of the world. A vast dispersed flotilla of 7196 Canadian-constructed wooden ships sailed the oceans of both hemispheres. Quebec was the business centre of it all, one of the world's most important maritime trade, and that was where that Henry Fry settled about a century passed after the British forces ended France's failed North American empire.

Two very decisive battles took place on the Plains of Abraham; Quebec city was overwhelmingly French-speaking, and the city would become so again. But for a few years in the middle of the nineteenth century, two of every five residents of the port city used the everyday language of English, and even more did so in business Shipbuilding and owning, and timber commerce — largely conducted by men like Henry through their British contacts — dominated the economic life of Lower Canada, while the city was its capital. At those times, shipping agents and brokers did not care too much about their business ethics.

Many of them were quite well known for continuously charging really usurious fees in advancing money to the shipbuilders. They overloaded unseaworthy ships with timber to enlarge their profits and this was directly endangering the lives of the seafarers. Henry Fry was one of the notable exceptions. Beings very honest and generous, he did his best fighting against human rights abuses, "He was an outstanding figure in the maritime history of Canada", wrote Basil Greenhill....

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10.07.2017
A NAVIGATION COMPENDIUM — NAVTRA 10494—A

This is a revised edition o the Navigation Compendium. The content of this official document has been intentionally prepared to be used for use in the navigational study at naval schools and within the fleets. It is actually considered a naval document. The book is covering a very broad and expanding subject area. It presents and describes the fundamental elementary navigational tools and terms.

It also presents in detail the use of navigation charts and nautical publications constituting a source of information used by the navigators on the regular basis. Among the topics discussed within the book there are tides and currents, advanced systems of electronic navigation, timepieces, celestial calculations, compasses and other classic navigational equipment, piloting and dead reckoning, abbreviations and symbols used on the charts, etc.

There are several appendices to the main content of the book covering the trigonometrical functions and physics, instruction workbooks and other supplementary information. The materials contained in the book are expected to be of great use to the navigators as they will find all necessary essential information. The book contains literally all information considered basic and necessary for the marine navigators.

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO SHIP NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES

An excellent and useful title with the content worked out by the recognized marine expert to provide readers with the necessary practical guidance to the established modern navigation techniques. The sections of the publication are dealing with navigation with wind and with current, utilization of the ship thrusters, stopping distance and tug assistance, plus berthing with anchors and without tugs.

The navigation and deck officers have to be very careful when steering a ship from her course regardless of where the vessel is - at sea, crossing a channel, entering a port of leaving it. The bridge team shall be efficient and capable to sail the vessel in all weather and water conditions. The wind is one of the most important natural factors and it shall be taken into account by every ship navigator. Such ships as containerships usually have large freeboard resulting in a larger windage area, which makes them more affected by wind.

The navigator shall always remember to steer the vessel considering the major wind effects in order to perform the steering in a safe and easy manner. This book starts with detailed descriptions of the techniques that every navigator shall be familiar with to be able to control the vessel under different wind effects...

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

Production of both oil and gas offshore involves the most sophisticated engineering projects and is considered a prime source of income for many countries and commercial entities. It shall be noted that the risks of the major offshore accidents demonstrated by such the famous disasters such as the Piper Alpha, Alexander Kielland, Ocean Ranger and Sleipner A are also involved.

Subject accidents are representing the ultimate way in which the offshore engineering projects could go wrong. Among such accidents we would note the human death and suffering, environment pollution and commercial problems. The QRA, standing for the quantitative risk assessment, addressed in this publication, is a new technique cutting across the traditional divisions of engineering, applying to all of them. Most of the textbooks addressing this technique are relating to the fields on chemical/nuclear engineering and currently there is no any standard reference volumes that would provide the proper guidance on the offshore risk assessment.

The objective of this guide is to give an introduction to the QRA as applied to the offshore industry, aiming to introduce all most important aspects of the QRA and describing the good contemporary practice in offshore QRA, including selection of the data and more or less simple analytical techniques to be used...

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL WELL-BEING OF SEAFARERS ON SHIPS

This publication by MarineInsight professionals will introduce the reader to the life at sea, show main reasons why the seafarers have to quit their sea jobs, teaches how to stay fit and focused at sea, tackle on board politics, deal with effects of hectic life and with difficult seafarers, how to cope with the lacks of social life and fatigue, and to improve interpersonal relationships with other crew members, explains professional mistakes done by seafarers, importance of shore leave, supplementing this all with general information on health.

We all know that working on board sea-going vessels requires completely different style of living. In fact, the seafarer's job is maybe one of the most interesting jobs since they travel so much, meet different new people from other countries and cultures, they have a chance of working on the technologically advanced floating structures etc - it is all very intriguing. The benefits of being a seafarer include opportunities to visit other countries, lucrative jobs, truly adventurous lifestyle, enhancing professionalism. However, there are also some disadvantages such as lack of social life, being away from the family for long periods of time, having to follow the onboard politics etc.

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