||Katarzyna Babicz, Jan Babicz
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Here is a very good reference source for anyone intending to work on the improvement of his/her knowledge of the maritime English terminology. The numerous exercises included to the book by the authors will be of great help to people trying to reach to the better marine English - the materials provided in the publication cover such the important aspects of general maritime knowledge as ship hull construction, marine engineering, including various ship hull systems, diesel engines, propulsion techniques, cargo gear - cranes, booms, loose gear, and other cargo handling equipment and arrangements, steering systems and equipment, anchoring and mooring arrangements of the vessel, HVAC systems, oily water separators, filtering equipment, tank cleaning systems and inert gas systems (IGS) on tanker vessels. In addition to that, various aspects of the naval architecture have also been addressed, including load lines, freeboard marking, both intact and damage ship stability, deadweight, lightweight, freight carrying capacity, free surface effect on stability. Then, the navigation equipment has also been covered including the info on GMDSS. Moreover, various life-saving equipment and appliances have also been dealt with, including lifeboats, inflatable and rigid life rafts, rescue boats plus FRC, personal life-saving equipment etc.