01.12.2022
BUSINESS & LAW SELF EXAMINER FOR DECK OFFICERS

Nowadays, the activities in the business and law field are becoming one of the integral parts of the day to day operations of any deck officer, and the importance of such operations is increasing from year to year. Considering the newly introduced laws and other regulatory items originating from the ILO, IMO and other world scale entities, as well as the gradually reducing turnaround time, we can now understand the pressure they are subjected.

As it is clear from the title, the present volume is intended to be used for training and self-examining purposes. With its content prepared by the recognized experts, the book will serve as an invaluable training instrument for those preparing to sit for the associated examination.

There are nine major sections in the book, starting with the one on the maritime treaty instruments, such as the SOLAS and MARPOL international conventions, followed by the section on the Flag State, covering the official bodies in the maritime industry. Then, there are sections addressing such important aspects as ship registration, charters, approval of the equipment, crew related requirements, maritime insurance, general average, voyage and all related things including but not limited to the planning, cargo handling, safety communications., and so many others.

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01.12.2022
SURVEYING YACHTS AND SMALL CRAFT

Although there are many titles available today on the subject of marine inspections, the one presented to your attention is actually the only book directly linked to the practical work of ship surveying. The content is absolutely practical and full of images and detailed procedures which, when used together with the check sheets provided by the author, will make this volume an excellent and perfectly handy tool for the yacht and boat owners willing to find out the actual condition of their craft without asking someone else for assistance.

You will get to know how to assess the defects commonly found on board vessels of smaller size; understand their severity and possible consequences. The volume will guide you step by step through the entire process of surveying, covering everything – hull and machinery items, rigging, outfitting etc.

It is a very valuable study and reference source for the students and even qualified inspectors, owing to the concise and methodical approach making the book very readable and instructions so easy to follow. Note that even the report writing techniques have been covered, meaning that you can do the yacht survey as the third-party specialist and provide the owners with the professionally looking report.

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07.11.2022
ADVANCED MARINE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE VOL. 3

And this is the closing part of the Advance Marine Engineering Knowledge set, started with the Vol. 1 and continued with Vol. 2, both available here. Nowadays, the shipboard safety is directly connected with the seamen, the way they perform their duties, as well as with the working environment, and the ship procedures shall address the essential safety aspects as necessary.

Taking into account that the structure of any vessel is impacted by the corrosive environment from the very first day, and that the engines and other machinery items work highly loaded, the possibility of the hazardous conditions on board is high. That is why it is critically important for the safety of the ship and people on board to possess a sound technical knowledge coupled with a good practical experience.

Unlike the first two parts, the authors used the completely new format here, and presented the material in the Question-and-Answer format. The subject change was effected in response to the numerous feedback messages received after the release of the preceding parts.

This new approach developed and introduced by the authors was maybe that something so much needed by the engineers, and this made the complete set perfect, well met and popular. It is absolutely imperative that any marine engineering student and even practicing engineer has a full set of books readily available for training and reference purposes.

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07.11.2022
ADVANCED MARINE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE VOL. 1

Here is the opening part of the world popular three-volume set released specifically for the students of marine engineering related disciplines and practicing marine engineers. The today’s marine engineers have to solve the complex problems of the entire spectrum of technology, depending on the type and size of the vessel they work on.

The content of the present set of book is intended to provide all marine engineers with the necessary information enabling them to perform their duties in a professional manner. It is also a perfect training and reference source for those preparing to sit for the MEO Certificate of Competency exam. Featuring a thoroughly updated content, this release takes into consideration all latest technological advances in the field, presenting the material in a lucid and concise way, so highly appreciated by the students and engineers all around the world.

This first volume is made of eleven chapters, covering such the important aspects of marine engineering as the internal combustion engines and fuels used on board marine vessels, lube oil and fuel oil systems, problems normally arising when operating the engines and conducting their routine technical maintenance water treatment and other important areas. Note that the Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 are also available, so make sure you have your own full set of publications.

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06.11.2022
TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS IN CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA

Today, there are numerous titles available on the subject of the transport documents that are usually in use when arranging the marine transportation of the cargo, and this particularly relates to the bill of lading. However, the present publication was released to bring some absolutely fresh view combined with the comparative approach to the subject documents.

Note that different jurisdictions have been covered in addition to the traditionally dominating English law, and the comparison is provided of the civil and common law wherever same was considered appropriate. The volume will provide readers with a good historical background as well as the development perspective in connection with the above mentioned transport documents from the very first appearances and up to today.

This results in the good and professional insight into the development of the international shipping law over the decades and centuries, and application of its values and basic essential principles. The author analyzes the legal issues addressing the transport paperwork, supplementing the theory with the fresh ideas, making the title even more practically useful in today’s world. It is an excellent choice for the students of the maritime law entities as well as the lawyers, but will be equally valuable to the other parties involves in the transportation, such as the masters, officers, shore support offices etc.

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06.11.2022
THE WEATHER HANDBOOK

You are strongly encouraged to have a close look at this third release of the bestseller written by one of the most recognized and respected experts, explaining how the professional weather forecasts should actually be combined with the self-assessment of the observed condition of the sky in order to get to a proper local coming weather forecast.

The publication is intended to serve as a basic guidebook describing the fundamentals of the process of forming weather, and it provides the readers with the knowledge and understanding of the process required for correct interpretations of the signs of the sky. The volume has been in wide use for more than a twenty years, and the success of the previous two editions made the author prepare a third one, featuring the significantly improved and thoroughly revised content.

The text now is even more reader friendly, and supplemented with the numerous images. The explanatory part has also been improved to meet the requirements of the readers. Note that the volume also deals with the newly introduced sources of weather info, such as the internet websites and applications that provide seamen with the forecasts. It is a truly perfect intro book for those willing to understand weather better.

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04.11.2022
THE TURBULENT OCEAN

Today, the problem of ocean turbulence experiences so many different challenges since it is still in the process of development, being a relatively new study. The author of the present title made an effort to provide readers with the detailed and easily understandable description of the fundamental dynamic processes controlling the turbulence distribution as well as the spread of the kinetic energy.

In addition, the major effects that the subject dissipation has on dispersion of the heat and salinity of the ocean water, and many other effects. All of the processes dealt with by the author have been supplemented with the experiments conducted in the lab environment, as well as by the field observations.

All of these eventually resulted in a perfect reference source to be used by the seniors and graduates; however, the information contained herein will be valuable to the researchers who can use the volume for the general overview of the subject. Considering the way in which the material is presented, we could recommend the publication even to the broad readership, i.e. one does not have to be the professional in this field to be able to understand the content clearly and benefit from reading.

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04.11.2022
THE OIL MAN AND THE SEA — NAVIGATING THE NORTHERN GATEWAY

The title will for sure be greatly appreciated by all lovers of sea and sailing, as it tells the story of the brilliant travel of the author and his companions on board a sailboat with the intention to explore the new sea route. The voyage they were planning to take had a history of numerous incidents – more than a thousand, including the groundings and explosions, ship collisions and so many others, up to the sinking, and that statistics covers only the period from the year 1999 to 2009.

Note that the author himself did not have any seagoing experience at the time when their voyage started! The narrative is presented with the nice humor and will be read with pleasure. According to the numerous reviews, this one is a perfect sample of the good writing, and this is what gained this title worldwide popularity.

In addition to the voyage details, the author also described the people and communities they did meet, and all interesting facts and events. The readers will find this volume providing a good insight into a way of life of the people of the subject part of the world. This is something not discussed in due details in any of the titles available today so it definitely makes the book worth reading.

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