10.07.2017
A GLOBAL UNION FOR GLOBAL WORKERS — COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND REGULATORY POLITICS IN MARITIME SHIPPING

Subject document was initially prepared and subsequently released to explain all interested readers the way how exactly the global unionism in the shipping industry did appear. Nathan Lillie - the author - argues that the industrial nature of shipping and, particularly, the inter-connected structure of the associated production chains did facilitate the total globalization of union bargaining, together with the trans-nationalization of the union structures.

And this has resulted in the global institutions of the collective bargaining as well as effective and active participation in regulatory politics. The present study uses a very broad variety of the reliable and well-respected sources plus effective analytical techniques, basing mainly on the numerous interviews made with several union officials plus other maritime industry people from the different countries.

The author of the title has combined the analytical traditions in international relations and industrial relations intending to demonstrate and explain how exactly the actors of industrial relations participate in global political arenas. Though the relationships existing there between the industrial relations and international areas might actually be a bit sharper and more obvious in shipping than elsewhere, subject interactions do have wide and, what shall be noted, constantly increasing importance in all other relevant sectors.

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10.07.2017
A FAST AND EXPLICIT METHOD FOR SIMULATING FLOODING AND SINKAGE SCENARIOS OF SHIPS

One of the main objectives of the present document is to develop a fast and stable plus reasonably accurate method of numerical simulation in order to revisit and predict the flooding scenarios. The author, Henrin Dankowski, has performed a good professional comparison with the results obtained in the course of the standard benchmark tests and repeated investigation of three accidents, namely the Estonia, the Heraklion and the European Gateway, for validation purpose.

The aim of the method presented in this volume was to fill the gap that exists there between relatively simple evaluations of ship stability and more complex and time consuming methods of simulation of the seakeeping. Subject method has been implemented in the software environment E4 specifically developed for ship design. Subject environment is providing users with the direct access to the complete vessel data model and to the computational algorithms that have already been implemented.

Calculations of the damage stability of a vessel at early stages of the design are considered essential indication of the vessel's safety level to withstanding the water ingress. Several accidents that have occurred in the past are demonstrating how important it is to consider the intermediate stages of flooding process and not only looking at the resulting final stage.

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO ECA COMPLIANCE FOR SHIPS

The present guidebook was prepared by the MarneInsight team to provide necessary technical guidance to ECA, i.e. Emission Control Areas, compliance for the ocean-going vessels. The content of the publication has been divided into six major chapters. The first chapter briefly introduces the Annex VI to the MARPOL Convention and explains what the ECAs are.

The second chapter explains in detail how exactly vessels produce the nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide, i.e. NOx and SOx, emissions. The next chapter contains necessary precautions to be taken into consideration when you switch from HFO to LSFO, i.e. from heavy fuel oil to low-sulfur oil. This chapter is followed by the one providing all associated documentation, namely some important logs, record books and diesel engine technical files accompanying every engine installed on board. Finally, the sixth chapter of the booklet gives information about various methods that have been established to achieve compliance with the ECA requirements.

The information has been presented in a very understandable format making this book practical to everyone, but first of all, of course, it is aimed at the crew members and support personnel of the marine vessels directly involved in operation of the marine diesel engines and associated fuel oil supplies.

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