19.12.2017

The publication has been written mainly for both trainee and professional ship deck officers, people who are currently studying for CoC, i.e. certificates of competency, in merchant vessels, and also for fishermen - it may be recommended to any person looking for the clear and plain introduction to this subject.

The book will provide detailed and clearly understandable descriptions of major forces and elements normally contributing to maritime meteorology as well as to the principles governing them. The content of the publication covers the passage planning and weather routing, cargo management and care in heavy weather condition, satellite technology, tropical storms and many other aspects of maritime meteorology.

It also features extensive glossary of terminology used, revision questions that will let you track the learning progress, chart of ocean currents and so many explanatory and informative data diagrams and photos. The content of the book is perfectly laid-out and contains many images making understanding much easier. A remarkably valuable resource for those interested in knowing everything about marine weather. All of the descriptions are very accurate and comprehensive.

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19.12.2017

A very useful publication prepared by the MarineInsight team. The volume is intended to provide readers with the guidance related to the drydocking operations for the machinery room department of the vessels. Usually, the vessel is drydocked with the purpose to conduct periodical surveys of the underwater part of the hull, carry out major conversions, repairs and modifications that cannot be done while the vessel is afloat.

The present document will give some answers to the basic questions relating the drydocking. Successful completion of the drydocking activities will definitely require careful planning and following all procedures and leaves no room for mistakes. Should the planning be done wrong, drydocking can turn into a real nightmare for every crew member. The book opens with the section explaining in general what drydocking is and how and when it is performed.

The second section advises the basic steps to be done to plan the drydocking properly, while the third section is devoted to the crew members involvement. Finally, the closing section of the guide addresses how office supporting personnel are normally involved in drydocking. As you see, a good teamwork is necessary for the successful drydocking.

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19.12.2017

A real ship stability information manual of the Diamond 53 which is the handymax sized bulk carrier design. The document will serve as an excellent reference source when used for training purposes by the people learning how to develop a good stability manuals and understand typical arrangement of the paper. The document starts with the general introduction providing instruction to the ship's Master.

Then the information comes related to the main particulars of the vessel, definitions used throughout the document and conversion table. The next major part of the manual contains necessary information about the stability of the vessel, free surface effect, proper use of the data tables, visibility and air draught, draught/trim calculations, ship displacement, hydrostatic data, stability curves, stability criteria, ballast water exchange info, calculation of load and strength, and other important aspects.

The rest of the chapters in the manual provide tank capacity information, ship loading conditions, distribution of the lightweight, working examples, stability data including KN and MS tables, max KG and min LM limits, inclining test and other information. All relevant drawings are also included together with the loading conditions.

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13.12.2017

The template to be used when preparing the anchor handling manual. The content of the manual shall be read and duly understood by all crew members who are either indirectly or directly engaged in any rig mode and towing activities. Special attention shall be paid to the stability of the ship and emergency procedures. The content of the template was developed by the specialists of the MSF, standing for the Marine Safety Forum.

It starts with the document description and information plus the revision status - this is the first page leading to the main content. The Manual is specifically intended to provide all required guidance for safe anchor handling activities conducted on board the vessel. It should be read and used together with the procedures established by the Company as well as relevant international guidelines and other procedures commonly provided by the charterers of the vessel. The anchor handling normally implies special marine operations.

Noting the high tensions that are experienced in the wires and chains we may expect high heeling moments; another consequence may be transverse/astern movements of the AHTS. In addition, the motion of the vessel may also get affected by the hauling speed of the winch or other factors such as the loss on the bollard pull... The content is arranged in several sections covering anchor handling operations, bollard pull calculations, procedures to be used for anchor handling and towing, risk assessment and stability calculations winch details, emergency procedures etc.

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07.12.2017

The present official training is aimed at the Masters and deck officers as well as senior engineers of the oil and chemical tankers, i.e. vessels considered subject to the VEC, i.e. vapor emission control. It supplements the video training devoted to VEC.

The declared learning objectives are to provide trainees with due understanding of the importance of VEC and with the good technical knowledge of the VEC systems that are commonly installed on such vessels, the layout of these systems, associated equipment and effective protective mechanisms. The trainees who go through both this booklet and video training will be able to operate the VEC system is a safe and efficient manner and will become thoroughly familiar with the applicable regulations and requirements.

The arrangement of the material in this booklet is similar to the one of the video - it opens with the introductory information followed by the several chapters addressing operation and training, procedures before arrival and loading, and after loading the cargo, lightering issues and others. there is a short glossary for easy use, and some questions for self-assessment. The appendices provide checklists to be filled prior to the use of the VEC system, and also sample VOC Management Plan for reference.

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05.11.2017

The aims and objectives of the present anchor handling course developed by Maersk is to promote the safest and most efficient ways of performing anchor handling operations by means of enhancing the knowledge and skills of the bridge teams.

The material include abbreviations used during the course, introductory part, calculations, examples of anchor deployment, various anchor handling equipment explained in detail, ship handling and maneuvering techniques, drilling unit operations and many more.

Taking into account that the main content was prepared by the Maersk specialists, we would highly recommend this training to all people directly engaged in planning or actual performance of the anchoring operations offshore.

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29.10.2017

This is the revised edition of the official OCIMF publication, superseding the original release of their "Anchoring Systems and Procedures for Large Tankers". It will provide reader with all necessary guidance and relevant recommendation to promote the safe operation as well as satisfactory operational performance of the anchoring systems normally installed on board ships.

The revision of the publication was considered necessary due to the significantly increased number of incidents that involved failures in windlass motors, anchor losses and associated injuries of the crew members. That is why the decision was made by the experts to get the content of the first edition revised and make it reflect the improved information related to the effective anchoring practices and also to recognize the developments made in the field of anchor systems in the past years.

The authors of the volume have highlighted all design capabilities together with the associated limitations imposed on these systems and equipment with the ultimate intention to enhance the operational safety. The guidance provided in the book will apply to vessels the vessels of all types and sizes and will be useful to their crew members.

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29.10.2017

The readers have found this volume to be very practical and informative. It is a nearly perfect all round book covering all aspects of anchoring, including different types of anchors used, types of bottoms, rode types etc. The authors have applied a scientific approach to this quite difficult subject and this resulted in a very useful and readable content and gained popularity to their work which shall definitely be treated an essential book for all those owning or planning to own a boat - it will provide readers with the information required to make a reasonable choice when performing a replacement of the insufficient anchors and chains.

The content is well research and gives detailed information; it is based on the engineering analysis and features valuable contributions from the internationally recognized experts in anchoring. The authors emphasize the best established methods for the safe and effective anchoring. They describe such important aspects of the anchoring as selection and sizing of the anchors and components, connection of those components with no weak points, physical forces that act on a boat, the sea bottom and ground tackle... A real treasury for the boaters.

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