11.07.2017
A MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY SEAMANSHIP

The present edition of the Manual has been significantly revised and its content has been seriously updated in order to keep it in line with the latest happenings in the field. It now includes all materials of the Rules of the Road that shall be learnt by heart by all people preparing to sit for the Board of Trade exams.

The seamanship itself is treated as the art of handling a vessel together with all equipment and crew members, including the navigation and pilotage matters, procedures for the ship anchoring, cargo gear arrangements, collision avoidance, etc. The theoretical basis of for the seamanship lies in physics and mathematics.

In the real life, nerve and professional judgment and, what is most importance, the practical experience are making the capable seamen. Numerous informative illustrations have been added to the text of this updated release of the volume, plus photographs.

This little yet quite comprehensive book may serve as the introductory one for the beginners and in fact it is not pretending to complete their education or supersede their practical training. In short, seven major parts of the book cover the ship construction, ropes and splicing, rigging and anchoring arrangements, sail making, fore-and-aft sailing, mechanical appliances, signaling and other relevant information.

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11.07.2017
BP DISTANCE TABLES PORT TO PORT PRO V.2.0

The present software has been specifically developed by the BP professionals intending to prepare an absolutely essential and very functional instrument to be used for getting the marine distances, i.e. distances between various marine ports, as well as the relevant routing information.

The developers of this program used the latest available information. Using this software, the crew members can easily calculate the distance from one sea port to another; the routing can be set manually and is fully adjustable. You are free to lead the vessel using any routes. The ETA can also be calculated. The output of the information can be done in form of the table, image and even printed directly. The program will be of great practical use for the ship navigators for both training and real work applications.

The program will work on all Windows systems from XP to the latest releases, and the system requirements are actually minimal. We would highly recommend this software for all mariners - the students can use it for training while professional navigators will definitely appreciate its practicability and ease of use.

This is one of the most popular and famous marine programs which does not need any special introduction. Just download and start using.

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11.07.2017
SHIP SIMULATOR 2008

We are hereby offering our users one of the latest releases of one of the most popular ans world famous ship simulators available today. This training software has been developed and released by Reality Twist GmbH; the software proved to be fully compatible with all versions of Windows operating system, up to and including Windows 8.

The users will be offered a good choice of four interface languages, namely - English, French, German, and Spanish. A couple of words about the system requirements for this program. The present program required your desktop or laptop to possess a minimum of 4 Gb RAM and 3+ Gb of free space on the hard drive in order to function properly and run without any lags. You will be given an opportunity to sail away... You have to go to the sea because you are a part of the Rescue Team.

The users are free to join many interesting rescue operations, fire-fighting activities, saving people in more than twenty different missions. Just choose your vessel and the area in the North or Baltic Sea, turn on the radio and start. The simulator is very interesting to use, it is just a game; however, the choice of the tasks being assigned to the player is impressive and will definitely require some knowledge.

We would recommend it to everyone who is interested in marine operations, handling the vessels and boats, and performing various tasks - treat it as some sort of practice.

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11.07.2017
A DIP IN THE OCEAN — ROWING SOLO ACROSS THE INDIAN

This excellent and easy read will tell people about the incredible ocean journey. On first of April, 2009 young, just 23-year old Sarah Outen did embark on a very ambitious four-thousand-mile solo voyage straight across the totally unpredictable and dangerous Indian Ocean in the rowing boat "Dippers".

She had to negotiate wild storms, encounters with whales and even real threat of being capsized by the passing vessels. It took her hundred and twenty-four days of physical exertion which eventually resulted in the loss of 20 kg, two broken oars and five hundred eaten chocolate bars to set three Guinness World Records...

The narrative text part of the publication is very readable even to the people outside the marine world; all the insight and really remarkable so the volume is highly recommended to everyone. Have a look in this book and maybe Sarah's experience will change your mind and make you undertake your own voyage!

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11.07.2017
A CAPTAINS DUTY — SOMALI PIRATES, NAVY SEALS, AND DANGEROUS DAYS AT SEA

According to the reviews submitted by the readers from different places of the planet, this is a very enjoyable and interesting reading; the publication will give you a completely different view of the Somali pirates than is usually shown in Hollywood movies. It is a moving story based on the absolutely real facts.

The story is well-told with no excessive distractions. Captain Phillips has managed to bring the seriously growing pirate threat to life. Read this one, we do recommend it to all people as it is something unusual. The book tells its readers the genuine life-and-death drama of the Captain of Maersk Alabama merchant American flagged ship.

An excellent and fascinating story of courage and adventure, providing the truly intimate details of the death threats, escape attempt, unbearable heat and everything else he had to face. With great respect to the Captain...

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10.07.2017
A MIND AT SEA — HENRY FRY AND THE GLORIOUS ERA OF QUEBEC'S SAILING SHIPS

By 1855, Canada ranked among the greatest ship-owning and shipbuilding nations of the world. A vast dispersed flotilla of 7196 Canadian-constructed wooden ships sailed the oceans of both hemispheres. Quebec was the business centre of it all, one of the world's most important maritime trade, and that was where that Henry Fry settled about a century passed after the British forces ended France's failed North American empire.

Two very decisive battles took place on the Plains of Abraham; Quebec city was overwhelmingly French-speaking, and the city would become so again. But for a few years in the middle of the nineteenth century, two of every five residents of the port city used the everyday language of English, and even more did so in business Shipbuilding and owning, and timber commerce — largely conducted by men like Henry through their British contacts — dominated the economic life of Lower Canada, while the city was its capital. At those times, shipping agents and brokers did not care too much about their business ethics.

Many of them were quite well known for continuously charging really usurious fees in advancing money to the shipbuilders. They overloaded unseaworthy ships with timber to enlarge their profits and this was directly endangering the lives of the seafarers. Henry Fry was one of the notable exceptions. Beings very honest and generous, he did his best fighting against human rights abuses, "He was an outstanding figure in the maritime history of Canada", wrote Basil Greenhill....

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

Production of both oil and gas offshore involves the most sophisticated engineering projects and is considered a prime source of income for many countries and commercial entities. It shall be noted that the risks of the major offshore accidents demonstrated by such the famous disasters such as the Piper Alpha, Alexander Kielland, Ocean Ranger and Sleipner A are also involved.

Subject accidents are representing the ultimate way in which the offshore engineering projects could go wrong. Among such accidents we would note the human death and suffering, environment pollution and commercial problems. The QRA, standing for the quantitative risk assessment, addressed in this publication, is a new technique cutting across the traditional divisions of engineering, applying to all of them. Most of the textbooks addressing this technique are relating to the fields on chemical/nuclear engineering and currently there is no any standard reference volumes that would provide the proper guidance on the offshore risk assessment.

The objective of this guide is to give an introduction to the QRA as applied to the offshore industry, aiming to introduce all most important aspects of the QRA and describing the good contemporary practice in offshore QRA, including selection of the data and more or less simple analytical techniques to be used...

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10.07.2017
A GUIDE TO FISHING VESSEL STABILITY

As implied in the title of this booklet, it is dedicated to the stability of the fishing vessels. The stability of subject vessels is something people commonly depend on for both their lives and livelihood. Their actions and decisions they make is what keeps their ships safe. It shall be noted as necessary that even it is a very safe vessel complying with all requirements of the applicable rules, the wrong and poor decisions related to the operation can easily result in the loss of stability and even capsizing of the vessel.

The present guide is intended to help the crew members of the fishing vessels and all people sailing on them or involved in their design and construction properly understand the most important elements directly influencing the stability of the fishing vessels as well as the critically important hazards that subject vessels are commonly exposed to. Understanding all factors reducing stability of the vessels will help people in making right decisions and taking right actions to keep their vessels safe.

The main content of the booklet has been arranged in two big sections. While the first section of the title describes the whole importance of stability covering its basics, acting forces and characteristics, the second section has been fully dedicated to the stability hazards that the readers shall look out for, such as the downflooding, overloading, water ingress, and preventive measures...

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