26.03.2019
NAUTICAL WATCHKEEPING

The watchkeeping both in port and at sea is considered the fundamental duty of any deck officer who normally receive a mandatory training related to the watchkeeping starting from their very first day on board. However, this training shall be supplemented by the learning and valuable advice received from the senior officers. There used to be no text covering the responsibilities and duties of the watchkeeping officers until the relevant resolution was released by IMO.

The IMO guidelines, in turn, were of quite general nature and as such could not be treated as completely covering all required details. The author of the present publication took into consideration the significant role played by the formal education and understood the need for the volume duly specifying all the aspects of the nautical watchkeeping.

The content of this well arranged publication addresses all important topics. The text reflects the huge practical experience of the author. The modern seamanship is one of the areas where the changes happen very frequently, this would include different vessels and people of different nationalities working on them, different shipboard equipment and applicable legislation etc.

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11.03.2019
NAVIGATION AND NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY BY PROF. J. H. C. COFFIN

Another piece of classics here offered to the attention of pour visitors. This is one of the most popular books on marine navigation and nautical astronomy of the past times. The theoretical information and knowledge provided in the pages of this brilliant publication remains useful and easy to understand even though the volume was published in the nineteenth century. Moreover, this is a must have one for any collector of the marine books.

There are ten chapters in this book. The first three chapters cover the general topics related to the sailings, traverse, parallel, refraction and time, including equation of time, sea time, astronomical time, civil time, standard time etc. Then, the three chapters come there dealing with the Nautical Almanac, the Astronomical Triangle and conversion of the several kinds of time including with the due attention paid by the author to all important aspects.

The remaining chapters of the publication address the chronometers, finding a line of position, and latitude from the Meridian latitude. Finally, the closing chapter of the book is devoted to the azimuth of a terrestrial object. We recommend you to download it and have it in your collection.

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25.01.2019
GUIDELINES FOR OFFSHORE TANKER OPERATIONS

This is one of the most important and fundamental publications for the offshore industry. The ultimate intention of the authors of this volume released by OCIMF was promoting the harmonization and compatibility between the offtake tankers and offshore terminals, which should be achieved by providing required professional guidance on the established procedures and equipment involved for the mooring operations as well as the cargo transfer operations including transfer of both crude oil and different products.

The information contained in this guidebook is expected to present real life practical interest to the technical operators of the tankers and terminals, tanker- and terminal-based personnel, regulatory officials and all other people involved. The authors have paid particular attention to the safe management of the above mentioned interface.

Eleven sections of the volume cover all applicable industry standards and codes, mooring configuration and equipment at the terminals, station keeping and safe transfer of personnel, risk management, conventional tanker activities, emergency and contingency planning, and other critical aspects of offshore operations. There are several appendices providing supplementary information, and a good glossary of terms. The publication is an absolute must-have to any person engaged in offshore tanker operations in any way.

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25.01.2019
METEOROLOGY TODAY — AN INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER, CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

This publication was written by two prominent experts in the field of meteorology. Their joint efforts have eventually resulted in the perfect book giving readers the very latest information about the climate and weather as well as the earth science so that they can get introduced to the main theoretical concepts and all current issues.

This eleventh edition of the volume provides very clear and easy-to-understand explanations enabling students to get better understanding of how the information should be observed, calculated and synthesized. All weather phenomena including but not limited to the hurricanes and tornadoes have been discussed in detail.

The authors paid due attention to such important matters as precipitation and winds, seasons etc. It goes without saying that both professional and future mariners should all understand the importance of having a clear picture with regard to the meteorological matters since this normally plays one of the key roles in providing the safety of navigation of any vessel, and therefore we do recommend all people planning to work at sea, to go through the content of this book and get themselves duly familiarized at least with the basics of meteorology.

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19.01.2019
MARINE METEOROLOGY FOR MASTERS AND MATES

This is quite compact but very comprehensive and practically useful booklet prepared by the professional mariner. The original idea and intention of the author was to provide the newcomers to the maritime world with a sort of textbook covering the most important aspects of marine meteorology. The information included by him in the book will be of great use for the navigators when applied during their day to day work and operations at sea.

The main content of the publication has been arranged in six separate chapters. The first chapter is dealing with the stability of air while in the second chapter the author concentrates on the winds and the GCS, i.e. the global circulation system. The next three chapters address depressions and local winds, and provide introduction and useful notes on the ship’s weather reporting.

The closing chapter of the document deals with the weather routing. It is needless to say that this book will definitely help the mariners due to its compactness and clarity of the descriptions that made this volume very popular. Have a copy on your bookshelf or at your computer available at all times should there be any need to have a look and check something important.

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04.11.2018
MARINE PILOT SAFETY

To all people working on board sea-going vessel, including passengers, the approach of their vessel to a shore and arrival of the vessel at the pilot boarding point of the destination port is an important occasion - when you see a pilot boat and pilot himself climbing on board it surely means that your long trip is coming to an end. However, for the pilot reaching the vessel can be quite challenging task.

The present publication was released by The Nautical institute with the ultimate intention of the author to provide readers, including crew members, with all necessary information about the relevant safety aspects. Starting with a brief introduction, the content of the guide moves to protective clothing and established safe working practices that shall be followed on pilot boards. The pilot boat deck safety is dealt with in a separate chapter.

The other chapters address the pilot transfer and pilot ladder safety campaign concentrating on the proper transfer arrangements and their condition, reporting, training, and data banks. The annexes give additional information about the code of practice for boarding and landing, recommendations of the equipment and closing, and first aid treatment in case of carrying dangerous goods.

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04.11.2018
MARINE METEOROLOGY — SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

This publication has been officially released by the Bureau of Meteorology and this is the fifth edition of the Notes. The content of the book is arranged in ten chapters. The first chapter describes the main objectives of the course, and is followed by the second chapter concentrating on the weather measuring instruments.

The third chapter is devoted to the high-pressure and low-pressure systems and fronts. The following three chapters are covering the weather map, wind and weather services. The remaining chapters of the publication are dealing with the waves and ocean currents, severe weather conditions, atmospheric moisture and clouds.

In addition to that, the book also includes six appendices providing useful supplementary information including terminology used in the weather forecasts and associated observations, list of the web resources, glossary of terms used, and self-test questions coming with the answers for tracking your learning progress.

The publication will present practical interest to the persons whose work activities are directly or indirectly affected by the weather conditions and mariners are definitely falling into this category of people.

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01.11.2018
MARINE METEOROLOGY

Here is one of the most popular textbooks on marine meteorology. You should tackle the subject of marine meteorology and you will find it very interesting. Pay attention to the order in which you are going to study the topics. You will then see everything falling into a correct pattern. Note that, being a vast subject, meteorology has been addressed in so may publications.

However, the author of the present volume has done his best to provide interested readers with the required knowledge in a remarkably concise and simple to understand manner, enabling them to become duly competent in the subject with considerably less effort. The text part of the publication is supplemented with numerous maps and sketches personally drawn by the author - all of them have been simplified to some extent in order to make the associated topic easy to follow.

This is the third edition of the volume. Some minor improvements have been effected to the content of the previous release relating to the weather codes and reporting system, various meteorological instruments, weather routeing and other important topics. A needful publication for the mariners and students of navigation; it will also be interesting to marine scientists and anyone from the marine industry.

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