NP 028 Dover Strait Pilot
Let us talk about various techniques used for treating ballast water. Limiting the amount of ballast taken is the first step in an effective ballast management plan. Practices that minimize the intake of port and coastal sediments can also be effective in reducing aquatic introductions. Ballasting should be avoided in very shallow waters, in stagnant areas, in the vicinity of sewage outflows and dredging operations, in areas where known pathogens are present etc. Whenever practical, the loading of ballast water should be delayed until the ship is in open ocean waters.
Ballast water exchange is currently considered the single most practical method for ballast water management. Ballast water exchange can be accomplished by either the sequential empty-refill method or by flow through, also referred to as the overflow method. It has been reported that these methods are about 95% effective in eliminating aquatic organisms. Ballast water exchange operations should be performed in deep water away from coastal shelves and estuary influences.
This training booklet was prepared and released by the leading maritime training provider. It is accompanies with the video for better understanding of the subject. Do not, however, get confused as we have another book coming under same title which is not a part of this set but is also very useful. This second edition of the booklet is intended to be used for training all crew members up to and including Master, to get them duly familiarized with the hazards associated with transportation of the liquefied gases.
The book will provide them with a good technical knowledge of the fire hazards and explain what shall be done in order to prevent such fires. They will also get to know the fundamental principles of the fire hazard management. In addition, the author of the book are demonstrating the firefighting equipment that shall be used and explain the procedures to be followed in case of fire.
This training set has already been proven very useful and gained popularity in all parts of the world. Several case studies have been included in the booklet. There is also a concise yet quite informative glossary of terms. The assessment questions and answers are there as well for tracking the learning progress.
The present video film supplements this training booklet. Together they form an excellent learning source for the crew members working on board vessels involved in transportation of the liquefied gases. The content of both booklet and this film will tell them about all hazards normally associated with the marine carriage of such cargo.
Upon thorough reading of the booklet and watching this video they have much better understanding of what hazards can exist on board, how to prevent the accidents and what to do in case of emergency.
Obviously, having a good knowledge of the hazards will directly contribute to the safety of the ship and all people working. The authors of the set have tried to underline the importance of paying greatest attention to the cargo containment and transfer arrangement.
Taking into account the extremely flammable nature of the liquefied gases combined with their physical properties, it can be a very difficult task to accomplish, and failure to timely detect and respond to the leaks will inevitably lead to the catastrophic consequences. We would therefore absolutely recommend this video for both onboard training and for self-study of the future mariners.
This official IMO publication is intended to give readers all required practical information relating to the important technical, legal, and also economic implications of MARPOL in terms of it's ratifying, implementation and subsequent coming into force. The publication will provide all interested parties with the good advice on the above mentioned aspects. The book will of particular interest to the Governments of the countries signatory to the MARPOL Convention.
In fact, one of the main declared aims of the authors of this volume was to encourage the ratification of the convention in even more countries and ensure its proper implementation. The main content of the guidebook is arranged in six major parts covering the rights and obligations, preparations, legal aspects to be considered, implementing the regulations of the convention, technical matters relating to the enforcement of the convention, and organization including marine administration and personnel training.
There are numerous appendices giving a lot of supplementary information such as sample documents and regulations, extracts from the relevant regulatory documents, classification flow charts etc. Numerous figures and informative data tables are there to supplement the text and make it easier to understand.
The present publication continues the series commenced with several other releases, such as the original Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, and subsequently released titles addressing Maritime Transport and Shipping, STCW Maritime Education and Training, Miscellaneous Problems in Marine Navigation, Transport and Shipping, Navigation Problems, International Recent Issues About ECDIS, E-Navigation and Safety at Sea, Transport Systems and Processes, and Methods and Algorithms in Navigation.
The book will provide readers with the thorough research of the maritime shipping industry creating a sort of forum for the marine engineers and ship navigators, transportation researchers, scientists and all other persons with professional interest in maritime industry.
The author has covered all important technological, scientific, social and economic aspects of the industry, marine navigation and transportation, publishing truly innovative research on relevant subjects. The book is intended to put the maritime studies in a much broader comparative and international context and is aimed at the industry professionals to share the experience as well as technical knowledge and results of the researches in the field.
An excellent training video prepared by the experts of one of the world leading training providers. The content of the video film addresses the on-load release mechanisms used on the lifeboats. Subject devices were first introduced some forty years ago and become mandatory through SOLAS. They are used to provide safe release of the lifeboat hooks once the latter is on the water.
Normally, the lifeboats are not expected to return back to the vessel during the abandon operations. However, the shipboard drills carried out on a regular basis, imply the recovery of the lifeboats from the water and their return to the designated lifeboat davits. Note that this is a stage of the whole lifeboat drill considered the most risky and dangerous. The present video will demonstrate the correct sequence of the operations. It shows every single component of the lifeboat release gear.
The operation mode of each component is illustrated. The video also explains all relevant safety procedures and checks together with the correct maintenance procedures. Taking into account the critical importance of the equipment in question, the video is highly recommended to every person on board and it will be also great when used as a supplementary training tool during any courses.
This part of the ECDIS Video Guides series is devoted to the SAM Electronics ChartPilot 1100 system. The set consists of seven separate video lessons supplemented with the document providing necessary information about using the Admiralty VCS, standing for the vector chart service, with SAM ECDIS. Note that the provisions and content of the publication are based on the 6.14 version.
The User Guide traditionally covers such important aspects as the data management and UPN, data and permits, public key, installation of the permits, system checks, troubleshooting etc. The other parts of the training video series are also available here and address such systems as Kongsberg K-Bridge, JRC-JAN-701B-901B-2000, OSI ECPINS, eGlobe G2, Furuno FEA2X07 and FMD 3X00, PC Maritime NavMaster, Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital, Raytheon Anschutz, and Maris ECDIS 900.
All training modules have more or less similar structure and consist of several videos accompanies with one or two documents, such as the user or installation guides. The files will provide useful on board ships with the ECDIS system installed as well as when used for the education purposes by the students or for self-training.
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