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21.02.2024
VESSEL COLLISIONS IN THE LAW OF THE SEA

The main intention of the author of the present title, Alfredo C. Robles, Jr. was to provide good coverage of the principal decision made during the Tribunal court held in South China Sea Arbitration in connection with operating of the law enforcement vessels in a manner that led to the potential collision with the ships belonging to the Philippine fleet back in 2012.

The detailed explanation of the provisions of the COLREG has been provided together with the incidents, involving the layperson’s terminology. The author has presented a detailed analysis of the violations which were done by the China vessels of the aforementioned collision prevention regulations based on the content of the previously classified documentation as well as the outcome of the technical works conducted by the experts in the field.

The research made by the author is really impressive as the sources of information used when preparing this report included numerous documents and reports in five languages, contributing in the holistic picture of what did happen and why. The volume will be interesting not only to the marine lawyers but actually to anybody willing to keep in the loop of the happenings in the industry and their underlying reasons.

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21.02.2024
BLACKBEARD — THE BIRTH OF AMERICA

Have some rest and enjoy reading one of the most fascinating novels, one of the latest works by the world famous and popular writer Samuel Marquis. According to the hundreds of reviews submitted by those who have already read this one, reading it is a genuine pleasure. The content of the book is not only interesting but also perfectly grounded from the historical point of view.

It should not be looked at as only assort of historical thriller; it should rather be treated as a brilliant source of information about some chapters of the history of the World War Two, that are not well known to the broad audience. You are definitely encouraged to acquaint yourself with the titles by Samuel Marquis, and the “Blackbeard: The Birth of America” is a good one to start with.

The readers from all parts of the world say that his novels are never boring and they always feature historical truth. In addition to that, his works are so informative and fascinating that they can be easily recommended to all readers, but first of all to those loving sea and adventures. Get your copy and spent a couple of evenings with this nice and interesting novel – you will not get disappointed, and will want to find more of his books, we promise.

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03.05.2023
IMPA MARINE STORES GUIDE 7TH EDITION

Here is one of the most practically useful publications of all available at our website – the seventh edition of the world known and widely used Marine Stores Guide issued by the IMPA, standing for the International Marine Purchasing Association in the year of its fortieth anniversary.

There are more than six thousands new codes added to the content of the Guide since the previous edition, and this was made to duly reflect the newly imposed requirements, regulations, as well as the constantly changing environmental and industry needs. The present release encompasses more than fifty thousand different products, each of them perfectly detailed and supplemented with the technical specifications, product info and illustrations.

There are also the tables included in the content of the Guide for easier comparison across major product manufacturers. This and other newly implemented features make the Guide a brilliant and really invaluable source of reference and information for anyone in the maritime industry, including the operators and owners of the vessel – the reader-friendliness is truly remarkable. The editors of the Guide do trust that the publication will continue serving the needs of the whole marine community.

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25.04.2023
MARITIME ENGLISH WITH AUDIO SUPPORT VOL. 2

This is the second part of the excellent course of maritime English taught at the Greek Merchant Marine Academy. The coverage of the course is absolutely impressive and includes virtually all areas situations to be encountered by the future mariners. The material of this part of the course is arranged in fifteen are invited to discuss the case of grounding of the Astral vessel, share the associated information and analyze it.

In the second unit, the importance of the English as a common communication tool is explained, together with the cultural norms and possible differences, miscommunications etc. The third unit is dealing with the ship operations, particularly anchoring, preparation for departure and arrival, and pilotage, while the fourth unit addresses the safety aspects including the provisions of the ISM Code, risk assessment, maintenance, bridge checklists etc.

The rest of the volume covers such the important aspects as the safety of navigation, maritime security, chartering, insurance, navigation aids and associated systems, emergency response, watches, carriage of the dangerous goods on board, interactions with the Port State Control inspectors and so many others. Note that the first part of the course is also available and you are encouraged to use both as a set.

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25.04.2023
MARITIME ENGLISH WITH AUDIO SUPPORT VOL. 1

Here is the opening part of the popular course of Maritime English presented by the Greek Merchant Marine Academy. The coverage of the course includes the items of the professional interest for the deck crew, engine crew, and bridge crew. It starts with the IMO SMCP, standing for the Standard Marine Communication Phrases, and continues with the general information important to the seafarers, including the cadet application form and job profiles, job duties and ranks of the officers and ratings etc.

Then the trainees are invited to proceed to the ship familiarization, including the identification of the various ship parts, associated terminology, merchant ships and their types, etc. This one is followed by the unit on the shipboard safety equipment and the relevant regulatory framework, such as the SOLAS convention. The next unit is entirely devoted to the onboard working activities, while the following one addresses the emergency on board ships, including the rescue procedures.

The remaining units of the course cover the cargo handling activities, ship particulars, accidents, incidents, medical care and other topics considered sufficiently important to be included in the main part of the course. Note that the second part is available here.

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24.04.2023
REEDS ADVANCED ELECTROTECHNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS

The content of the present publication belonging to the world popular Reed’s series, continues the one of the "Basic Electrotechnology for Engineers” which we would encourage you to check prior to going for the “Advanced” version. There are many worked examples included in the book together with the worked problems, all supplemented with the good and clear explanations.

There are thirteen chapters in this book, the first one dealing with the direct current machines, including their testing, output, efficiency, working in parallel and other aspects. The second chapter covers the transformers, particularly their operating principles, EMF equation, primary and secondary phasor diagrams, voltage drops, resistance, impedance, etc. In the third chapter the author continues dealing with the DC machines, explaining the winding, commutation, armature reaction, cross-field generators.

After that the trainees will proceed to the theory of the subject machines including the electromagnetic induction, resistors, circuits, current asymmetry and other aspects. the rest of the publication addresses the alternators, transductors, induction motors, electronics and so many other important areas.

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24.04.2023
REEDS APPLIED MECHANICS FOR ENGINEERS

Here is one of the best volumes on the subject of applied mechanics, which has already granted worldwide popularity among engineers. The book opens with the chapter on the vectors and associated diagrams, covering all relevant aspects such as the Bow’s notation, parallel and concurrent forces, non-coplanar forces and others. The second chapter addresses the acceleration and velocity including the angular ones, projectiles, instantaneous center and relative velocity.

The third chapter covers such important matters as the mass and accelerating force, as well as the momentum and torque, while the next one sheds some light on the centripetal acceleration. This one is followed by the chapters devoted to the sliding friction, moments and lifting machines, strain and stress, riveted joints, and pressure vessels.

After that the reader proceeds to the chapters dealing with the beams, including the equilibrium condition, cantilevers, bending, associated stresses, section modulus, direct and bending stress, and torsion. Finally, the closing chapter is completely devoted to the hydraulics including the volumetric expansion, pressure, friction, centrifugal pumps etc.

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23.04.2023
BASIC MARINE ELECTRONICS COURSE

Welcome to this basic marine electronics course. Let us see what we are going to learn in this course. The first part of the course is about the sensors, including wind sensors, speed sensors, depth sensors and all others installed on board – what are the differences between different technologies used to build the sensors, how we are supposed to install and maintain them.

The second part of the course is devoted to the protocols and networks – so, what are the differences between different protocols used in marine electronics, why is one better than the other, what is the wiring to connect electronics, and how can the products by the different manufacturers be compared.

The third part is about the screens or displays – where to install those, differences between screen building technologies etc. After that we will move to the processors – what functions are calculated inside the processors, what is the mathematics and logic behind it, and why are they so important.

The fifth, and last, part of the course is about the onboard computers and onboard navigational software – how can we integrate our electronic systems in the computer and navigation software, why it is important and why and how it make our system a complete system, allowing us to sail safer and faster.

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