The content of the first original title by Professor Toshio Hishima, namely "The Best Seamanship - A Guide to Deck Skills", was developed with his intention to help the deck crew members as well as the cadets to get to the better understanding of the different repair activities that they will get involved into onboard their vessels. Subsequently, the present publication was released, covering the shipboard machinery space activities.

The readers will start with the lathe work which is still quite basic and necessary-to-know information, followed by the gas and arc welding procedures and equipment. After that, they can proceed to the valves installed onboard their vessel, and here the coverage includes the technical maintenance of the valves, their types, replacement matters etc.

Working with slings is addressed within a separate chapter. The rest of the book ideals with the alignment issues, steel piping and its replacement, general works commonly carried out in the ship's engine room, and so many other important topics. The text is full of useful advices, that is the reason why the volume is so highly recommended.

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Nowadays, operating cruise vessels requires thorough knowledge of the cruise line work principles, which is a mixture of the different economic, technological, social, and environmental systems, forming the final product. The due attention shall be paid at all times to the uncertainties and conflicts that commonly arise when minimum of two of the above-mentioned systems are interacting.

This all creates serious issues for those dealing with the cruise shipping business. The idea of the authors of this book was to capture and duly document the most critical managerial challenges that the ocean cruise ship managers and operators have to face. Considering the number of people involved, this task is really of huge importance and needs to be addressed in detail.

The book is arranged in six parts, first one giving some general background of the cruise industry. The corporate, marketing and product management of the cruise lines are the topics of the following two parts, while the others will shed some light on the operation management, and future of the cruise industry.

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Another volume of those belonging to the world famous and popular Reed’s Marine Engineering series of books, and this one is going to provide engineers with all necessary technical information related to the heat and heat engines. The author of the book concentrated on the essential principles of the matter, and provided the text with the numerous illustrative and informative sketches.

It is a perfect tool for preparation to the examinations for the first- and second-class engineers. The content is full of the problems and examples, and each of them is provided with the detailed and explained solutions. There are as many as fifteen chapters in the book, starting from the common terminology and units, and the general info on the heat, thermal expansion and heat transfer.

Then, the students will read about the laws governing the behavior of the perfect gases, their compression/expansion, cycles etc. after that it is time to start with the internal combustion engines, boilers, reciprocating engines, turbines, and so forth.

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Here is an exhaustive collection of the “Review of Maritime Transport” publications issued by the UNCTAD, or the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, since 1968. It will be of the great interest to all people involved in the international maritime shipping industry as, prepared by the recognized professionals of the world respected entity, it will allow reader to chase the developments that took place within the shipping throughout the past decades.

Needless to day that the content of each of the releases included in the pack, shall be highly recommended to everyone directly or indirectly engaged in the industry, and willing to be kept updated with all latest happenings and historical trends.

Made of the fifty-three volumes, this collection is the must have on the table or on the computer of any marine person. It also incudes a special volume released back in 2018 and providing the general coverage of the past fifty years, including the most important events. Get yourself a copy.

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Nowadays, talking of the maritime industry, we consider the innovation as one of the factors enabling the competitive advantage in the business of shipping. The increasing number of entities focus on doing their best to satisfy the demands of their consumers in terms of both qualitative and innovative products and provided services. This is mainly done through the application of the innovative methods to the supply chains, which, in turn, can be done by either technology- or non-technology-based methods.

The present volume contains a perfect collection of the works by the industry professionals, contributing to the above stated research fields, covering the methods and solutions, including the practices applied for the supply chain management. Among the topics addressed in this book there are the open service innovations as applied to the logistics, accelerating the innovation uptake, info flow analysis, computing dynamic routes, required security measures, problems associated with problems of the finite-time horizon logistics, critical success factors, control and monitoring, firm effectiveness and so many others.

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Use your chance to get the collection of the training videos from one of the most recognized sailing training providers. This is an excellent learning tool, especially for those making their first steps in sailing, as it provides the basic information in the different areas, making the coverage truly impressive.

The video lessons are arranged in eight sections, starting with the navigation aids, where the learners will get necessary information about the buoys and beacons, IALA buoyage system, light characteristics etc. Then they will proceed to the meteorology lessons including the weather information sources, Beaufort scale, interpretation of the weather fax etc.

The navigation is covered within the third section, including the navigation basics, plotting tools, compasses, nautical charts, dead reckoning and position fixing, passage plan, and shaping a course. Next is a lesson on anchoring, followed by the section addressing safety at sea, fire prevention and PF, standing for the personal flotation devices, MOB, or man overboard, distress signals, helicopter rescue, and liferafts. The COLREGs are dealt with in the separate section, while the remaining two cover the tides and currents, and GMDSS and electronics used onboard.

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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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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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