17.01.2021
RADIO REGULATIONS 2020 ALL VOLUMES

Here is the set of four books containing the radio regulations. The first book contains the articles released by the ITU and provides information about the terminology, technical characteristics, interferences and frequencies, provisions for the radio stations and associated services, including administrative ones, maritime and aeronautical services, communications, frequency assignments etc.

The second volume deals with the numerous appendices, such as those on emission classification, harmful interference reports, figure code, system specifications, calculation methods and so many others. The third volume addresses the relevant resolutions and recommendations, including the notification of frequency assignments, equitable use of the orbits, radio-frequency management, personal application of the global satellite systems, cooperation and technical assistance of the countries in the field of radio and satellite communication, unauthorized uplink transmissions etc.

Finally, the fourth volume contains the recommendations incorporated by reference, including but not limited to standard frequency and time-signal emissions, calculating free-space attenuation, protection criteria for the related measurements, propagation by diffraction, established radiotelephony procedures and others.

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17.01.2021
GUIDANCE ON LINE MANAGEMENT PLAN (LMP)

The description of the LMP, standing for the line management plan, is referred to in the Mooring Equipment Guidelines. The subject plan shall cover all applicable requirements on the maintenance of the lines, as well as their periodical inspection and retirement. Moreover, each of them should be duly detailed in the plan.

The manufacturer’s guidance shall be taken into account, as necessary, and be referred to at every stage. The typical components addressed would usually include but not be limited to the records of their working hours and reports on tests and inspections, plans for the inspection of the lines, retirement criteria etc.it shall be noted that the ship operator is responsible for the development and subsequent proper and timely implementation of the line management plans.

This document shall be regularly update, be readily available at all times, and also embedded into the document control system of the vessel. The compliance verification shall be regularly conducted, together with the appropriate training of the personnel. The publication will beneficial for all above listed people due to its compact size and the amount of the useful information contained.

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17.01.2021
DNVGL CLASS RULES 2020

The full package of the classification rules issued by one of the most respected classification societies, consisting of twelve sets of publication, all arranged in a single environment allowing for easy search for any desired entry. The main one comes first and addresses the rules for ship classification, including general requirements, materials used for construction and repair, welding issues, types of ships, hull systems and their components.

The same arrangement of the material has been used in the other sets, such as the rules for the high speed and light craft, yachts, naval vessels, inland navigation ships, and underwater technology. The rest of the package provides necessary information and requirements applicable to the classification guidelines, rules for the offshore installations and floating docks, classification guidelines, type approval and other class programmes, and statutory interpretations.

No installation required, just launch and start using. It is an absolute must have to all ship owners, crew members and supporting personnel of the vessel classed with the subject classification society as it will provide all needed information at one place.

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17.01.2021
THE BOATOWNER'S GUIDE TO CORROSION

This one is a real treasure for the owners of the boats since they will find everything they need to know about the corrosion that may affect the boat hulls. The explanations provided by the author have been appreciated by the boat owners in many countries of the world; by following the advice and instructions in the pages of this volume, they managed to fight against the metal deterioration and prevent their boats from corrosion.

The problem of corrosion is known to all boaters and is treated as one of the most serious dangers they can experience, and it is quite common and even unavoidable due to all factors, such as the salt water, chemicals and moisture, being present when you sail, and creating a combination eventually attacking the metal hull. All types of corrosion have been addressed, including the galvanic, electrolytic corrosion and also electrochemical one.

This is definitely the most complete volume on the subject of those available today. The readers will know how to protect their boats from corrosion, be able to recognize the signs of corrosion and cure it at the very beginning. In addition, the effect that the corrosion has on the propulsion and electrical systems of the boat have been dealt with in detail.

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17.01.2021
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SALVAGE (1989) - FINAL ACT OF THE CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION ON SALVAGE

This is the official publication by the International Maritime Organization. The text of the subject Convention is preceded by the text of the Final Act as stated in the title of the document. These two parts make the main portion of the publication. There are three attachments to the main part.

The first attachment provides clarification on the Articles 13 and 14 of the Convention, and the second one contains the resolution related to the York-Antwerp Rules. Finally, the closing part of the book deals with the international cooperation for the purpose of effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention. In the text of this document, the term salvage shall be understood as the activity that is taking place to provide assistance to a ship of other facility being in danger at sea.

This and other important terms are explained in the first article of the Convention. The second article provides information on the application of the Convention; it shall be noted that it is not applicable to the offshore facilities, such as the mobile drilling units and platforms. The publication shall be read and understood by everyone engaged in the maritime shipping industry of today, as necessary. 

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17.01.2021
MUNRO'S NAVIGATION

The present volume was released with the intention of the authors to cover the knowledge requirements for the certificate of competency. It opens with such basic topics as the courses, position lines, the Earth, relevant formulae, nautical charts, sailings, and the associated navigation tools including sextant. Then the readers will proceed to the altitudes definitions and corrections, followed by the useful information on the stereographic projection.

The Earth-Moon system and Solar system have been covered in detail. Apart from that, the attention was paid by the authors, who are two professional sea captains, to the star recognition and great circles, ex-meridians, tidal theory, stars and star identity, composite great circles, latitude by Pole Star, and many other topics – it is very important for the ship navigators to have sound understanding of the theory of the celestial navigation.

There are many exercises included for tracking the learning process, and all of them have been provided with the answers, making a book good even for studying at home. Even today, in a world of electronic navigation means, the navigators should still be familiar with the basics of the celestial navigation.

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15.01.2021
SHAFT SEAL DESIGN & MATERIALS GUIDE

The present design guide will provide engineers with the necessary information and data on the shaft seals, including the wide variety of the designs and materials involved. The content was written by the RL Company, one of the world leaders in the field, currently tooling for over twenty thousand sizes of the standard shaft seal.

However, it shall be understood and remembered at all times, that each seal should fit its specific application and be designed accordingly. Several important factors shall be taken into consideration when determining the most suitable seal for the particular application, such as materials to manufacture the seal, its type, condition under which it is going to operate, dimensions, and others.

The seals addressed in this guide are commonly used together with the rotating and reciprocating shafts and their purpose is to contain the fluids. Another objective of their application is to exclude the contaminants. Among the strengths of the seals there are effectiveness in different environments, ability to be easily installed, and efficiency. All of the factors have been dealt with in detail in the guide, since they significantly influence the seal design.

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15.01.2021
ELECTRO—TECHNICAL RATING — IMO MODEL COURSE 7.15

The core objection of the present IMO Model Course 7.15 is to meet the competency standards for the electro-technical ratings for such functions as maintenance and repair of the shipboard electric equipment, control engineering, electronical engineering etc. as per the STCW Code, table A-III/7. The trainees will be given all the guidance they would need to obtain the understanding of the material included in the course, and reach the training goals.

By the end of the training, they will be able to demonstrate their competence. The first function implies using the electrical equipment safely, and contributing to the monitoring of the ship’s machinery and systems, as well as using the measurement equipment and tools for fault finding.

The maintenance and repair function is self-explanatory, and the last one is control over the ship operation and also caring for the people on board by applying all necessary health and safety precautions; the protection of the marine environment is also covered by this third function. Apart from the official training, the publication can be used by the students and even for the self-studying, as the material is presented in a very reader-friendly manner.

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