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The volume will provide you with the clear and detailed explanations of all important aspects of both paper and electronic nautical charts, giving the practical and authoritative information. You will get to know how the nautical charts are assembled and how their accuracy should be assessed; the due attention has been paid to the nautical charted developed by the other countries, etc.

The author will teach the readers what they should do in order to squeeze literally everything from the available charts including the vector and raster nautical charts. This second edition of the world popular title is intended to covers all recent changes in e-charting, radar overlays, integrated systems installed on board ships, automatic identification systems, together with their interfacing. The rapidly developing 3D technology has also been dealt with. The instructions given by the author will definitely assist and contribute in the safety of navigation.

Even if you are not professional navigator, this book will be of interest to you as it also gives some background of the nautical charts, how and where they were first developed and what is the proper way of using them. It is very important to understand how the inaccuracies appear on the charts and the consequences they can have, and this is particularly addressed by Nigel Calder.

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In fact, the present title is a very first of the sailing books to follow the ideal learning curve that would be greatly appreciated by any sailor in any country of the world, and of any age and, skill and education. The author does not tell readers about the different aspects of sailing, such as anchoring of sail trim, in one chapter. Instead, the readers will get to know what they should have the understanding of, exactly when they want to do that.

The materials of the volume is presented in ta remarkable accessible manner, making it a perfect choice even for the newcomers to the world of sailing. The author starts from the very essentials, slowly proceeding to the relatively complex techniques. The text part is full of the perfectly worked and clear explanation, supplemented with more than a thousand color images, included to make the understanding even easier.

Note that there are also sidebar features in this volume that will provide you with the alternative options, terminology used throughout the text, and differences between types of boats. In short and according to the huge number of the reader reviews, this is a truly best title for self-learning and we do encourage all lovers of sailing to start reading it without wasting any single minute of your time.

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This is the sixth edition of one of the most popular titles on the maritime law. The publication features a truly exhaustive coverage of all topics and will be excellent for both the newcomers to the world of law and the experienced specialists. Note that all latest changes in the legislation are duly reflected in the pages of this publication. There are thirteen main sections in this book and it opens with the one explaining the ship ownership and registration.

It is followed by the sections on the ship mortgage and ship sale, contracts for the new construction of the ships, bills of lading and charter parties, maritime claims and admiralty jurisdiction, sovereign immunity etc. the second half of the volume deals with such important areas as the ship collision and salvage, towage of the vessels, pollution of the marine environment caused by the oil spills, limitation of the liability, pilotage, and passengers.

The tables of cases, international conventions, and legislation are also included. The appendices to the main content provide additional information, including the texts of the several conventions, protocols, acts, agreements and standard forms. This is a must-have for all lawyers involved in the maritime industry.

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This one would be highly recommended to all people with the interest in the modern navy ships; in addition, it is a real treasure for those fond of the military history. The publication will show and describe in detail all features and technical capabilities of the contemporary underwater systems and submarines, hovercraft, cruisers and aircraft carriers, as well as many other ships employed by the world’s strongest navy fleets.

The volume opens with the chapter on the modern missile submarines, followed with the ones on the nuclear powered and diesel powered submarines. After that, there are sections covering the aircraft destroyers and frigates, patrol craft and military hovercraft. Apart from that,. The author has pain due attention to such interesting vessels as the spy-ships.

The mine warfare and support ships have also been dealt with, together with the amphibious assault ships. The part of the volume devoted to the weapons includes the naval artillery and underwater weapons, as well as the missiles and anti-aircraft weapons. The volume concludes with the general information on the world navy fleets of today giving some good introduction for those outside the area.

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Here is the set made of two publications, namely the “Significant Ships of 2015” with the information about the most interesting designs, and “Small Significant Ships of 2015”, addressing the ships of smaller size. Among the ships included in the first collection of remarkable designs, there are the luxury cargo cruise vessel “Aranui 5” and the containership “Al Murabba”, capable of carrying 15 thousand TEUs, the shuttle tanker “Eagle Barents” and the multipurpose vessel “Isaac Newton”, the “Isla Bella” which was the very first container vessel powered by the liquid natural gas, product tanker “Ohio”, ore carrier “Shandong Zheng Tong” and many others.

In turn, the second publication will provide readers with the technical data on such small vessels as the customized mussel farming craft “Alysee” and search-and-rescue/fire-fighting craft “Ernst Meier-Hedde”, battery powered fishing craft “Karoline” and the “Curtis Marshall” – the compact DSV, standing for the dive support vessel, the “Trearddur Bay” featuring the VLJ propulsion technology used, the Brazilian compact DSV “Sistac Vitoria”, the “Umoe Vertis” which was the craft supporting the wind farms and having the hovercraft and cat technologies applied in the design, etc.

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This is an absolutely must have publication for those willing to enhance the safety of their ships. The author has provided a perfect introduction to the most effective methods of preventing fires on board vessels, discussing the standard and commonly accepted procedures of fire extinguishing. In total, there are two parts in the book, and eight chapters, starting with the brief overview of the different types of the equipment used to fight fires on board modern ships.

For example, the author provides detailed explanation on the fire pumps, including both single – and multi-purpose ones) and gives the professional description of the measurements that are so handy in the study of preventing shipboard fires. The free surface effect on stability has been analyzed in the separate chapter.

The author has also included the necessary extracts from the applicable regulations and rules that shall be followed at all times. The explosion prevention aspects have been paid due attention, and the conditions normally leading to the explosions have been analyzed in the way how they can be avoided. The volume concludes with the description of the preventive measures to be implemented on board ships.

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Here is the one more piece of pure classics - a publication released more than a century ago to provide the marine engineers of that time with the essential information related to the ships featuring electrical propulsion. Despite rapidly developing and changing technology, the basic points raised by the author of the volume, remain valid.

After a short introduction, there is a section of the sizes of the ships and how the ships are powered. Then, the author provides some analysis of the energy required to propel the vessel at the constant speed, in ton-miles. This is followed by the chapters of interest not only for the marine engineers but also for the naval architects, because here such the important aspects as the momentum of ships and frictional resistance of the hull, speed and propeller efficiency, steam turbines together with the mechanical and electrical speed-reduction gear, are dealt with.

The use of the superheated steam has also been addressed. Then, we are coming to the internal combustion engines as the last step before the electrical propulsion. Having covered the basic intro, the author proceeds to the description of the electrical propulsion systems, explaining their technical features.

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In the year 2014, there was a serious improvement in the field of the ship construction in comparison to the previous year. So many positive steps forward were taken, resulted in the overall progress; in addition, this is when they commenced to install the environmental systems on board newly delivered vessels.

Although the Ballast Water Convention had not yet been ratified, the increasing number of new ships had the BWTS and EGCS, standing for the ballast water treatment systems and the exhaust gas cleaning systems, respectively. The international maritime shipping industry, in total, was preparing for the new regulations to be introduced in the area of marine pollution prevention, having potential impact on the ship design and operation.

Have a look in this release of the world famous title and you will get useful and interesting technical information about the vessels delivered in 2014, such as the Asia Vision liquid natural gas carrier, Cascade bulk carrier, Corcovado LNG carrier, Loch Seaforth hybrid ro-ro vessel, Pegasus Voyager tanker, and so many others, each of them having unique features, that will be greatly appreciated by the ship designers and naval architects.

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