21.09.2020
TANKER DISASTERS

Despite all the numerous efforts made by the maritime authorities as well as the coastal officials, the ships engaged in the transportation off the oil cargo still need so much of assistance when it comes to working in the proximity of the environmentally sensitive areas. The three recent casualties involving tankers showed that the due attention should be paid to the subject in order to avoid the reoccurrence.

The present publication was prepared to provide all interested readers with the valuable information in this respect. According to the reader reviews, the author of the book has presented the contents in a remarkably attractive was making reading it very intriguing. The author made a brilliant historical combination of the events that took place in the recent years but in fact are not depicted in detailed in most of the publications – this is the gap which the author wanted to fill.

The efforts taken by the author have eventually resulted in the impressive title that immediately gained popularity in the industry. We definitely recommend this book, and not only to the people working on tankers or engaged in tanker shipping but to all those caring about the safety of the shipping an protection of the marine environment. я

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21.09.2020
THE WHYS AND WHEREFORES OF NAVIGATION

When we thing about the number of the good titles devoted to the problem of marine navigation, available today, it appears that most of them are discussing the subject from the more or less same angle. In fact, the ultimate aim of the authors of most of them is to give readers some essential instructions. This book, in contrast, was prepared for those who carry put their work by rote and would like to know more about the basic reason and foundations of what they deal with during their day today activities.

It will also be great for the people willing to extend their knowledge horizons. Many of the points covered in the pages of this volume, have been intentionally repeated, as desired by the author, who wanted to closely follow his line of thought. Such an approach was aimed to let people understand the material easier. In fact, the book was supposed to serve as a supplement to the well known American Practical Navigator publication, but it will also be useful when used separately, as a textbook.

This one used to be very popular book one century back and the contents is still actual and interesting to all future navigators as well as to the practicing professionals wanting to get better and deeper understanding of the subject.

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21.09.2020
IMO SMCP — STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES

The SMCP was has been compiled with these major - the first and maybe the most important one was to provide required input in the navigational safety and provide assistance when standardizing the language commonly used during the communication in the course of the navigation at sea and also at the approaches to the ports, in harbors and waterways when the vessels are manned with multilingual crews; another purpose was to provide assistance to the maritime training entities in meeting all objectives stated above.

These communication phrases should not actually be intended to contradict or supplant the COLREG or any other special local recommendations or IMO Rules, neither are they expected to supersede the ICS; it should apply in full compliance with all relevant procedures that have been set out in the ITU Radio Regulations.

Moreover, it shall not be treated as a technical manual providing any operational instructions. We would recommend to use the publication as often as practically possible in preference to any other words or phrases of similar meaning. The accompanying CD (to be installed from included pack of files) is designed to familiarize people with the pronunciation.

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21.09.2020
THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT CODE

During the analysis performed by the Standard Cub of his own claims exceeding two hundred thousand dollars it was found that many of the claims were caused by human error and were actually avoidable. The International Maritime Organization has been looking at a problem of safety management and pollution prevention for some time now.

Following the principles mapped out in ISO 9002, they have developed the Safety Management Code which sets out procedures and requirements for shipboard management. During the conference held in 1994 the Code became part of the SOLAS convention and has been since then applied to all shipping lines enforced by various ports and Flag states.

The Standard Club already requires its members to subscribe to some fairly basic operating procedures as a condition of membership, and believes that owners who do not comply with the ISM Code by the due date will find it difficult to obtain it. The Safety Management Code has the thirteen point philosophy, each point dealing with the specific component of safety management.

The ten main points refer to disclosure, company policy, commitment, decision making, written instructions, level of authority, logistical support, emergency procedures, compliance, and verification. The Company will need to define and document the lines of communications, the responsibility and authority of each employee, and the links between those involved in the safety management system...

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21.09.2020
DRY CARGO CHARTERING

The present book on dry cargo chartering, prepared and released by one of the most authoritative entities in a world of maritime shipping, is going to ensure that the readers will significantly improve their knowledge and understanding of this particular area of shipbroking. The volume will explain clearly and in detail all commodities that are involved as well as the requirements applicable to the carriage. The ships serving these markets have also been discussed.

The content of the volume is covering the role of each participant of the shipping market paying equally close attention to the ship owners, brokers, charterers and operators. In addition to that, the author has provided good coverage of the freight markets together with the associated documentation, bills of lading, charter parties etc. Ten chapters of this brilliant book will provide readers with absolutely everything they need to know and will present the information in a very logical and easy-to-follow way.

The content opens with the brief information introducing readers to the dry cargo ships. Though it is not the intention of the author to give an exhaustive study of this subject, it still explains so many expressions commonly used in connection with the ships participating in the dry cargo sector. As it is the case with any other publication released by ICS, this one is highly recommended to any person with the interest in maritime shipping activities.

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21.09.2020
PORT AGENCY

In the present publication released by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the port agency is defined as looking after the demands of ta vessel together with its crew members not only before and during calling at port but after that as well. Subject work is normally entrusted to the agents since it is quite rare for the vessels to regularly call at ports where the ship owner is based.

The agents are seen by all other parties involved as people representing the vessel - this is their role. The content of this volume is mainly concentrating on agency for the chartered vessels rather than the liner traders. It should be noted, however, that the liner ships are in same need for the port agency as tankers, tramp ships and any others.

The author starts the book with explaining the most popular types of the ships, then proceeding to the registration and classification related matters. The safety certificates are covered in the third chapter along with the associated surveys, while the fourth chapter addresses the charter parties.

The remaining chapters of the publication deal with the port operations and time count, ship trade geography, cargo paperwork, practical duties and obligations of the port agents, relationships with the principals including reporting events and office organization, and many other important aspects.

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21.09.2020
LINER TRADES

The liner trading is considered the backbone of the world trade. The vast majority of the whole world's exports of finished cargoes are normally transported by the liner shipping companies having fixed schedules featuring rigid regularity, which allows the manufacturers to rely on the service enabling the famous just-in-time working philosophy.

The highest efficiency and also relatively low costs of the maritime container shipping makes the transportation costs nearly incidental to the landed prices of the exported goods, and this is truth in the most cases and for most types of cargoes, i.e. everything that could fit in a standard shipping container. The liner shipping industry traditionally plays critically important role in the worldwide transportation of goods, it is always demanding, interesting and in most cases complicated noting the number of port pairs commonly fitted into a loading/discharge schedule. The volume opens with a section providing definition of the liner trading.

The main content of the book covers such important aspects of liner trading as types of liner ships and cargoes handled, management and organization of liner shipping, containerization, unitization and intermodalism, co-operation between different operators, consortia, alliances, consolidation in liner shipping, development of the service networks, cargo selection, pricing, as well as the finance and legal aspects.

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21.09.2020
MARINE INSURANCE

The marine insurance plays a critically important role giving the maritime shipping industry required confidence to trade by offering due financial protection against all potential transit and maritime losses that may be encountered. It goes without saying that without the insurance all shipping operations and associated transactions would get curtailed since the participants would have no other choice than to rely solely on the funds they possess and use them to cover the incidents and damages.

The marine insurance therefore delvers the invaluable briefing on the subject sector. The content of this publication has been developed by several world known and recognized experts in the field of marine insurance analyzing the Marine Insurance Act of 1906 and discussing the fundamental marine insurance principles.

In addition to all stated above, in their work the contributing author have detailed all important aspects of particular vs. general average and provided information on the indemnity as well as third-party liability. They have also provided readers with the examination of marine insurance claims together with the actual, constructive and compromised total loss concepts in detail, making them easily understandable.

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