Here is the original edition of one of the most popular and world respected guides for marine communication. The content of the publication was prepared mainly for the deck officer who normally keep bridge watches during sea voyage and will also be of great practical use for other people having to manage and use the shipboard radio and satellite communication installations.

The volume is covering both GMDSS and non-GMDSS equipment and associated operating procedures. The author of the book has provided detailed descriptions of the range and technical capabilities of the equipment involved and instructions on the correct usage of the equipment. The mariners will know how to use the particular equipment so that the all applicable requirements are met.

They will also get to know which publications they shall look into when searching for the best station and frequency for the different functions. The volume has been designed specifically to be used as a tool for the management of the shipboard radio/satellite communications.

It will also be very useful for the people preparing for their GMDSS training courses and exams. The material of the volume is arranged in three parts. While the first part provides general overview of the system, the second and third part are dealing with the operating procedures and configuration of the equipment.

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Have a look into this compact yet useful booklet released to provide general introductory information about the electronic nautical charts. The content of this paper has been arranged in seven sections. The first section giver very basic information on the system and its implementation. The publication has been prepared by the specialists of the world known and respected TRANSAS company.

It lists and describes all advantages of the system including efficient routing and better voyage planning, digital publications, chart management, display of the relevant information, savings etc. The second section addresses the IMO Resolution No. A.817(19) and other documents listing the requirements to the carriage of ECDIS as well as relevant regulations and rules.

The integration of the system has been dealt with in a separate section of the booklet. The rest of the document is devoted to the training, service and maintenance related matters that shall be paid due attention. The paper contains numerous practical tips that will be appreciated by the bridge team of the vessels with the ECDIS installed, and we recommend them all to get familiarized with this concise paper to get better idea of the system.

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The GMSC deal with in the pages of the present book are technically specific systems utilizing the satellite communication principle and commonly installed not only for maritime but also for land/aeronautical applications. Subject systems enable the connections between various moving objects including vessels, aircrafts and all others, plus between subscribers to telecommunications through the satellites, PTT, ground earth stations etc.

The technology of such systems has actually been in active use for decades but the last years have shown rapid development and new initiatives that are now resulting in several new practical applications of the technology. This volume is very important for the contemporary shipping industry taking into account that the GMSC today is providing much more effective trade/business, focusing on the safety of the shipping plus on the commercial communications.

The content was prepared to provide necessary bridges between readers and current trends in GMSC, network architecture and concepts of the mobile systems using the understandable information, supplemented with the graphicons and characteristics of the equipment, mat equations and informative colorful illustrations, making it practical for the technical staff of the ships operating both at sea and rivers... 

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This is the seventh edition of the Manual prepared and released by the NIMA, standing for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. The content of the Manual combines some of the sections contained in the previous edition and also several sections of the Maneuvering Board Manual.

The document was compiled by the MSI Center and the NIMA with the intention to be used mainly as an Instruction Manual in navigation schools as well as by both merchant and naval marine people. The authors of the Manual have combined the content of two above mentioned publications in order to provide a practical and useful reference for the mariners sailing on board ships and instructors providing training ashore.

The Manual covers the basic radar principles and their general characteristics, sheds some light on the radar operation giving some fundamental information necessary to understand the rest of the material, provides instructions on collision avoidance and radar navigation, and also addresses ARPA, i.e. auto radar plotting aids.

The last chapter of the volume contains the maneuvering board manual. There are several appendices concluding the book and providing some additional information including extracts from the relevant regulations, compact yet informative glossary of terms, describing the relative motion problems etc.

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The present publication is the first volume of the two-book set giving a fully up-to-date perspective and overview of the contemporary navigational techniques and addressing technically sophisticated navigational equipment that is becoming increasingly available to the bridge team including such equipment as the INS, i.e. integrated navigation systems and IBS, which is the integrated bridge systems.

Although the technological advances are nowadays at the increasing rate, maritime training lags behind technology. This, in turn, c eventually lead to the inappropriate, and in some cases even dangerous use of the available equipment; in other cases, this equipment is not utilized to the best level of effectiveness.

The intention of the author of this two-volume series was to help the users get better understanding of the modern navigation where technically complex equipment is used - such understanding will let them use all equipment in a safe and effective manner which will significantly contribute to safe handling and navigation of the ship.

These books should not be treated as textbooks to be used when preparing for the exams - it is rather good to let the professionals and trainees comprehend all benefits and issues of the equipment installed on board their vessels. The second volume of the set is devoted to the ECDIS and Positioning.

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This volume is the second book of the set released by the Nautical Institute and devoted to the modern navigation techniques. While the first book of the series addressed Radar and AIS, this one is dealing with the ECDIS and Positioning. We would obviously recommend all our visitors to go through the content of each of the books in order to get a clear picture and understanding of all navigational equipment and techniques that are in use today.

Though such equipment and satellite positioning systems and electronic charts have been in use for quite a while, not too much information is readily available there for the mariners concerning their prior use on board. This volume will make an attempt o redress this situation. The two technologies addressed in this book go hand to hand. The content of the book has been divided in three sections. 

The first section provides general overview of geodetic and positioning basics so make readers able to understand the subsequent material. The rest of the volume takes readers through the most popular e-positioning systems such as GPS and GLONASS, eLoran, Galileo and others including inertial and differential systems, electronic charts, covering statutory issues that shall be considered as necessary, and provide lots of other useful information, instructions and data that will all be of great use for the practicing navigators willing to be up-to-date with the modern technology.

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This excellent guide will help all mariners to properly use their GPS equipment when navigating the rivers and lakes, as well as the coastal waters. The first four chapters of the volume have been designed to tell the readers about the fundamentals of GPS, while the in the rest of the content Robert Sweet is going into more details for utilization of the GPS for navigation.

One of the features appreciated by the readers of the book was that the information presented could also be applied by the people absolutely unfamiliar with the system. The book is very easy-to-read, informative but not too technical, providing all required information but remaining reader-friendly. It is a really great instructional book for all people willing to be self-sufficient when navigating their boats. The information will be easy to understand for the regular boat owners; and more professional sailors can use the book as a refresher or when providing the trainings to the beginners as the book contains lots of illustrations with practical and informative tips for the boats.

The navigation methodology used in the publication is sound and the content has been found to be well-organized. The concise and very clear advice related to the installation and initialization of the GS units on the boats, their usage and operation, and interpretation of the information obtained from the unit, will be very useful for every boater, from absolute novices to the professionals.

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The pages of the present document are intended to summarize how exactly the mariners can send distress calls in case of a danger. The readers shall get familiarized with the procedures contained in this volume prior to the use. The Manual provides readers with a wealth of relevant information, essential, useful and technical.

The essential information will tell the readers what they shall e aware of in order to be able to operate their Inmarsat-C SES in a proper way; the useful information provides them with some more detail about some of the technical aspects of the system. In turn, the technical information describes for the SES is working within Inmarsat-C.

The book starts with the intro to the Inmarsat-C satcom system, followed by the chapters dedicated to the commissioning of the system and preparation to use, safety and distress service, accessibility of the system and data reporting, technical description and CES information and other relevant and useful information and data. There is a comprehensive yet concise glossary.

The information contained in the volume will definitely be of assistance to the people involved in the operation of the Inmarsat equipment, including shipboard radio operators, students of marine colleges, radio maintenance and service specialists and all other people with the interest in maritime radio communications.

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