22.04.2023
THE LOST SUBMARINES OF PEARL HARBOR

This is a truly brilliant publication and a real treasure for the people interested in the naval history, particularly in the destiny of the submarines belonging to United States fleet participating in the World War two. According to the hundreds of reviews submitted by the thankful readers, the title is a must-have one due to its content, where the author provided the detailed historical background and covered all relevant technical aspects in detail.

In addition to the attacks of the midget underwater boats of the Japanese fleet on Hawaii, the author also deals with the similar operations that took place in the other places, such as the Australia and Madagaskar. The style of presenting the material is excellent, making the reading fascinating, the text is informative and the coverage leaves no grey areas.

In fact, this is one of the best studies of the Japanese program of mini-submarines, with the main emphasis places on those six boats involved in the attack. We would encourage all fans of that war and actually all fans of the underwater vehicles to read this book carefully as it contains wealth of information not provided in any other books of its kind, and presents it in a nice reader-friendly way.

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22.04.2023
LAYTIME CALCULATING

It is known that most of the legal disputes in the maritime shipping industry are the results of the opposing opinions concerning the differing interpretations of the laytime aspects. That is the reason why so many works had already been prepared and published in connection with this important area of the maritime law, and there are so many of them appearing on the annual basis, with their authors trying to shed some more light on the subject matter.

The main intention of the present title is to provide industry with the tips and practical instructions on calculating laytime; however, the author also made effort to keep the content fully in line with the regulatory framework. The publication can either be used by the students and by the experienced calculators who will definitely find it a useful reference source.

It shall be noted, however, that the subject of the laytime calculation is quite complex and each of the calculations shall be looked at using the case-by-case approach, since there are numerous factors involved relating to the particular clauses of the associated charter-parties, their dominance and interrelationships. Use this book as a concise yet informative guide.

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22.04.2023
THE COMPLETE GUIDE OF FISHING KNOTS, LEADERS, AND LINES

This is one of the best titles on the subject of knot making ever published. Read the book if you are intending to make first-class fishing knots. There are hundreds of colorful pictures accompanying the text explanations of each particular knot so one would just have to follow the clear step by step instructions.

The most of the author’s attention was paid to the traditional knots that have already proven effective. It is a truly perfect pick for the library of any fisherman, yachter, and boater. Written by the recognized expert in the field, the volume will give you clear and easy-to-follow directions for dozens of knots, starting from the simplest ones for the newcomers and then proceeding to the specialized types for the professionals.

Among the knots covered and explained, there are Bimini Twist and Palomar, Arbor and Paragum, and so many others. Note that there is a compact glossary of the terminology used when explaining the knot making process and covering every single part of it. Also, the useful tips have been provided on selecting lines. Just make sure you have obtained your copy of the book and go through it carefully before you start your journey for a big or small fish as necessary.

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21.04.2023
REEDS ENGINEERING DRAWING FOR MARINE ENGINEERS

Here is one of the volumes belonging to the world famous and popular Reed’s Practical Mathematics Series, with all of the other books available at our website. The publication acquaints readers with the engineering drawings and is mainly aimed at the students of marine engineering disciplines; however, it will be of great practical use to the working engineers willing to refresh their knowledge of some areas.

The students will find everything the need to know about the drawing in this book. Of course, it should be understood that one can achieve perfect draughtsmanship only through diligence and lot of practice, which is why there are so many exercises included in the volume. In addition to that, the second part of the publication is entirely devoted to the examinations.

The four major chapters of the book provide necessary practical tips on creating the drawings using the orthographic projection and provide the commonly used engineering drawing terminology, as well as give some practical exampled supplemented with the pictorial representations; the last chapter is dealing with the diagrams of shearing forces/bending moments – as you can see, nothing was left uncovered.

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21.04.2023
MARITIME ACADEMY GRADUATE — MEMOIR OF A THIRD MATE

This is a very interesting and specific reading intended for the people with real interest in working and living on board ship. The author shared his huge practical experience and managed to narrate some of his not too unpleasant experiences of the times when he was working as a third mate.

The volume shall be read by literally all future mariners, all those making their first steps in the world of maritime shipping, or those thinking of choosing this path. Sometimes people do not have a luxury of having a clear picture of what they shall expect and do not have sufficient information, talking of both positive and negative sides of the thing.

Although the author wrote mainly about the work on the United Stated flagged merchant ships, we would say that his experiences and feelings are equally applicable to any other fleets. The style used by the author for documenting the events on board make this book perfectly suitable for all categories of seamen, from newcomers to the experienced mariners, as all of them will benefit from reading.

The publication was very well met among the seamen in different parts of the world, so we can recommend it to our readers, as well. Take your time, read, enjoy, and think. Note that the book is presented in both pdf and epub formats.

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20.04.2023
OIL TANKER 3D ANIMATED EXPLANATION

This fifth animation of the 3D series is dealing with the oil tankers and covers the essential items and equipment typical for these ships. Traditionally for these animations, the video takes us to the forecastle deck of the vessel, showing the location of the mooring equipment, such as the windlasses and towing arrangements, then the forward mast and the fire monitor intended to fight the fire in that area.

After that, the tour proceeds with the ballast tank manhole doors, cargo tank domes, cargo handling equipment, emergency stop arrangements. The cargo equipment is covered in detail, including the manifolds, valves, and deck seal. On the aft part of the vessel you will see the mooring winches and the free-fall lifeboats commonly installed on the modern oil tankers, aft towing arrangement etc.

The accommodation deck and navigating bridge deck are shown, as well. Among the other shipboard equipment shown there are lifesaving appliances, firefighting equipment and systems, and so many others, giving the trainee more or less full picture of what can be expected in the real life.Note that there are other videos available, covering the container vessels, bulk carriers, gas carriers, and LNG carriers.

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20.04.2023
CONTAINER SHIP 3D ANIMATED EXPLANATION

This animation shows the important items and parts of the container vessel. Having started with the mooring equipment of the vessel, such as the mooring lines used to tie and secure the ship to the berth, and rat guards used to prevent the entry of rats and other rodents to the vessel, mooring winches, we move to the items specific to this vessel type, such as the electrical power sockets for the reefer containers.

After that, the authors of the animation decided to demonstrate the twist locks that are commonly used to secure the containers to the deck or hatch covers and interlock them vertically between tiers, as well as the lashing equipment used to secure the containers while stacking. Noe that this particular animation shows the vessel in port, that is why the quay container handling equipment, such as the gantry crane, has also been paid attention and the typical cargo discharge operation has been shown.

The main types of containers have been demonstrated together with the applicable markings and their locations. This is a truly nice resource for studying the basic parts of the container carrier. Note that there are other videos available, covering the LNG carriers, bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas tankers.

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20.04.2023
BULK CARRIER 3D ANIMATED EXPLANATION

This is a professionally prepared high-quality video animation showing and explaining the vital parts of the bulk carrier. The animation starts with the general view of the vessel and then the navigational bridge, accommodation module and superstructure, followed by the view on the forecastle deck, where the positions of the mooring equipment, including the windlass, bollards, anchor chain and mooring ropes, then bulwarks, and foremast are shown.

After that you will proceed to the anchor and accommodation ladder/gangway, hatch cover in operation, and cargo gear, including the floating block, topping lift, crane itself, and driver’s cabin. Then you will move to the stern, where the location of the engine room exhaust gas trunkings, funnel trunk, and engine room ventilation fans is shown. The aft mooring equipment including the warping drum and winch, is demonstrated, together with the free-fall lifeboat.

In short, we can say that all important parts of the vessel of this type have been covered, so this introductory video can be recommended to the people with no experience but with the interest in construction and equipment of the bulk carriers. Note that there are other videos available, devoted to the container ships, gas tankers, liquid natural gas carriers and, finally, oil tankers.

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