18.10.2017

Here is one of the most popular books on anchoring and mooring addressing the widely used anchoring systems, the most effective anchoring and mooring techniques, as well as permanent moorings for the boats having a length varying from twelve to eighty feet.

The content of this perfect guidebook is covering many different types of boats including multi-hill and mono-hull boats, light sailboats, workboats and passagemakers, sportfishers and others. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference book for the owners of the working and recreational boats in the above stated size range. The material of the book is arranged in three big parts.

The first part of the volume is devoted to the technology of the ground tackle covering the loads at anchor, deck gear for the anchor, anchor windlass and rodes together with their selection, while the second part deals with the art of anchoring, paying attention to the human factors impacting the anchoring processes, anchoring techniques and tricks, rights and responsibilities of the people engaged in anchoring, and even storm anchoring. The last part of the volume is dealing solely with the mechanics of moorings and covers permanent moorings.

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15.10.2017

It is quite clear that any activities taking place in adverse weather conditions, especially in ice, imply higher level or danger. It means that the crew dealing with supply operations in such conditions must have some additional knowledge in subject field. The present publication briefly describes the offshore supply operations in Caspian Sea.

The readers will get to know how the local fleets have been developed and what should now be expected. The possibilities in other areas have also been discussed, being supplemented with some examples of possible ship concepts. Even though this is just a compact booklet but it still may provide some useful information for the people with the practical working interest in the offshore activities there in the Caspian area.

The ice creates a serious challenge to the offshore exploration of hydrocarbons and their production; there are additional requirements in comparison to the operations on the open water. Note that the ice conditions in different sea will differ and the quality and composition of the supply fleet will also be different. The ships engaged in supply operations in ice conditions today are normally multi-functional...

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15.10.2017

This is one of the best training sources for the persons willing to improve their ship handling skills and get to the better and more thorough understanding of all its aspects. This title is excellent when used as a training manual; in the meantime it will be equally useful as a day-to-day reference.

It is a remarkably comprehensive and fully up to date guidebook encompassing both theoretical and practical sides of the ship handling procedures, covering all requirements of the STCW-level maritime qualifications and providing professional guidance on literally all hardware commonly used by the marine professionals who are expected to make use of the content of the present volume in both control and operation of their ships.

The main purpose of the book was to combine the hardware mentioned above with the theory in the changing operating conditions and in variable weather. It is quite obvious that, since the ship handling is not a standalone discipline and considers so many facets that affect a final success, knowledge of the theory is really necessary in order to further put it into practice and get required outcome. A really must-have publication for all those somehow involved in ship handling.

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28.09.2017

Vessel entering sea ports commonly have to work in a very restricted areas with quite limited room for the maneuvering; in the mean time, the long-distance offshore tow voyages have some specific problems. Both forces and loads that are involved in the towing process are also extremely high.

Moreover, you will have to take weather's unpredictability into consideration, as well as the tide and condition of the sea - think about this all and it will become clear that in fact towing a vessel is a very complicated and dangerous operation.

That is why it is essential to minimize all associated risks through ensuring best operational procedures by every single participant o the towing operation - starting from the deck crew and up to the Master, including crew members of the tugs, bridge officers and all others. The content of this guidebook has been designed to provide required assistance to the people working with tugs in the safest manner.

Though it should not be treated as a comprehensive instruction book on working with tugs, its content is primarily dealing with the safety issues to be considered when preparing for the towing and performing all operations. This video film shall be used as the supplement.

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28.09.2017

This nice practical guide was written with the original intention to demonstrate to the readers the whole range and scope of OSV activities and also provide necessary guidelines for safety management necessary because of the complexity of the activities in which the offshore support vessels are involved.

The chapters of the Guide address following major topics - Offshore Support Vessel design; Dive Support Vessels (DSV); Construction Vessels; Remotely Operated Vehicle (i.e. ROV) Support Vessels; Pipe Lay Vessels; Diving Operations; Construction Operations; ROV Support Vessel Operation; DPS; ISM Code and ISPS Code; Shipboard Safety; Environmental and Ballast Management.

An appendix at the end of the books provides some information on the saturation diving systems as well as the ROV and the history of their development. The information contained in this publication has already been greatly appreciated by both industry professionals using the book for refreshing of their technical knowledge and skills and by the newcomers to the industry who have found the content very easy to understand, and this approach is what have made the book so popular and highly recommendable worldwide.

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22.09.2017

This practical publication was prepared and subsequently released by DSA, standing for the Danish Shipowners' Association, in close co-operation with together with DMA, i.e. Danish Maritime Authority. The content of the document opens with the introductory chapter providing basic general information on the mooring process itself.

The main portion of the booklet is arranged in three parts. The first part is devoted to the safe mooring practices and covers preparation for the mooring, running out the mooring lines, hauling them in, using capstans and drums, snap-back zones, and spooling. The second part addresses the prevention of the accidents, including risk assessment, review of the near misses, maintenance and repair, instructions, safety culture of the crew members and their behavior during the mooring activities.

The last part of the volume deals with the improvement of the safety culture and tools commonly used for that, including checklist, instruction and safety culture sessions and other important matters. There is some additional information in the appendices. A very useful and practical document to be referred to by the people engaged in mooring operations.

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22.09.2017

The book is mainly meant for designers of new drive mechanisms; however, it also provides a valuable practical explanation of the way in which the different mechanisms described here work. The book contains interesting chapters covering hydraulic energy converters, hydraulic energy control (conductive part), piping and fluids of the conductive part, hydraulic accumulators and fluid conditioners, AC induction machines, control technology, both closed-loop and open-loop linear drives, heave compensation, rotation drives, subsea drives, and safety design rules.

According to the opinions of the readers, the publication will give you all information you may need related to the heave compensation offshore. It covers literally all aspects starting from the materials of the cylinder rods and up to the electrical motors, and all that is in addition to the hydraulic information providing which is the general intent. since the motion control is applied in so many installations including subsea and offshore, proper understanding of the its underlying theoretical principles and implementation is very important for safe and efficient operation of subject installations.

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22.09.2017

This manual is expected to provide the ship designer, shipbuilders and all personnel involved in ship operation with the technical knowledge and guidance required to properly determine the design practices for the safe mooring of their vessel at the wharves and fixed piers in sea ports and harbors.

The huge and technically complex vessels of today featuring significant wind exposure and deep drafts are posing serious mooring challenges to the masters, ship designers and pilots. the mooring incidents, should they occur, are commonly very costly - such incidents have already emphasized the demand for much better understanding of the fundamental mooring design principles.

It should be noted that none of the existing standards or construction codes specifically address the design of the mooring/berthing facilities. The present manual is aimed to give the required background in order to make sure that the designed mooring structures are technically sound and reliable, i.e. to assure that they will provide a safe berth for the ships.

The content of the Manual covers such important topics as the basic design requirements, various operational considerations, mooring principles, fender systems, hardware and fittings, equipment, maintenance issues, forces acting on the vessel and many other important aspects.

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