Tanker Operations

Author: Mark Huber
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780870336201
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The domestic and international rules governing the qualifications for personnel serving on tank vessels have changed in recent years. To address those new requirements, the fourth edition of Tanker Operations incorporates new material by Mark Huber and other contributors, providing an updated textbook for maritime schools and individuals pursuing a tankerman endorsement. It is also a standard reference for anyone involved in the tanker industry. The subject areas from the third edition have been expanded and address such basics as vessel construction and cargo characteristics; cargo piping and venting systems; cargo measurement and transfer operations; ballasting and deballasting; tank cleaning operations and pollution regulations; gas freeing and inert gas systems. New sections include inspection procedures for chartering, cargo pump troubleshooting, and details concerning the role of the tankerman from a commercial perspective in the transportation industry. Separate chapters are devoted to the hazards and precautions relating to enclosed space entry and the emergency operations that involve situations specific to the cargo area of a vessel. Review questions have been incorporated at the end of each chapter to ensure that the information has been covered and understood by the reader. A comprehensive glossary is also provided.

Global Energy Justice

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316061299
Size: 56.76 MB
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We need new ways of thinking about, and approaching, the world's energy problems. Global energy security and access is one of the central justice issues of our time, with profound implications for happiness, welfare, freedom, equity, and due process. This book combines up-to-date data on global energy security and climate change with fresh perspectives on the meaning of justice in social decision-making. Benjamin K. Sovacool and Michael H. Dworkin address how justice theory can help people to make more meaningful decisions about the production, delivery, use, and effects of energy. Exploring energy dilemmas in real-life situations, they link recent events to eight global energy injustices and employ philosophy and ethics to make sense of justice as a tool in the decision-making process. They go on to provide remedies and policies that planners and individuals can utilize to create a more equitable and just energy future.

Fact And Fiction In Global Energy Policy

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418975
Size: 71.56 MB
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Energy sustainability and climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humankind. Unraveling these complex and interconnected issues demands careful and objective assessment. Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy aims to change the prevailing discourse by examining fifteen core energy questions from a variety of perspectives, demonstrating how, for each of them, no clear-cut answer exists. Is industry the chief energy villain? Can we sustainably feed and fuel the planet at the same time? Is nuclear energy worth the risk? Should geoengineering be outlawed? Touching on pollution, climate mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, government intervention, and energy security, the authors explore interrelated concepts of law, philosophy, ethics, technology, economics, psychology, sociology, and public policy. This book offers a much-needed critical appraisal of the central energy technology and policy dilemmas of our time and the impact of these on multiple stakeholders.

Terrorism And National Security

Author: Amy L. Fitzgerald
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600212543
Size: 24.53 MB
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A collection of essays that look at the real threats of terrorism to the United States, covering the defense capabilities of the United States, the treatment of detainees, and current national security policies.

Gmdss

Author: Denise Bréhaut
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945670
Size: 19.55 MB
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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) - the maritime equivalent to the emergency services number - provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its location. Denise Bréhaut explains the operation of the system as a whole and clearly outlines the procedures required to get help quickly, as well as covering the syllabi of the General Operator's Certificate (GOC), the Long Range Certificate (LRC) and the Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC). Concise descriptions of channel usage, call signs, types of transmission and equipment allow novices as well as long-time users to thoroughly understand this life-saving communications system. The 6th edition of GMDSS incorporates all the changes to the regulations that came into force in 2009 as well as the 2016 system updates. GMDSS: A User's Handbook has proved an invaluable reference for exam candidates and equipment users alike for almost 20 years - it is the GMDSS bible. The clear and lucid text is supported with illustrations, handy Q&A sections and a quick-reference revision guide for GOC and LRC students. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.

Marine Radionavigation And Communications

Author: Jeffrey W. Monroe
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870335105
Size: 54.99 MB
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Designed for those who make their living on the sea or who navigate offshore for recreation, this comprehensive textbook introduces the mariner to each navigation and communication system and outlines its use and limitations in practical application. An introduction to the basic theory of radio waves and how they impact system use is followed by descriptions of the various types of equipment and how they function. Especially useful for the navigator are discussions of radio direction finding systems, including radar beacons (RACONS); hyperbolic radio navigation systems; satellite navigation systems, including the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS); hydrosonic systems; radar; and ARPA. The sections on communications cover all systems currently in application in the marine field, including the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS). Finally, there are discussions of shipboard control systems, including compasses and steering systems as well as integrated bridge systems. This book also provides excellent preparation for those studying for a license examination or serving aboard ships in the military.

Marine Cargo Operations

Author: Robert J. Meurn
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870335501
Size: 31.72 MB
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Marine Cargo Operations clearly spells out the basic principles of cargo operations and acquaints merchant officers with the techniques of stowage and their application. Based on the authors' half century of experience, the book singles out the most practical methods, procedures, and philosophies and presents them in thorough detail. Each discussion is enhanced by photographs or drawings. The book provides a complete understanding of the shipping cycle so all associated personnel can work as a team in observing the three Cs of shipping: communication, cooperation, and coordination. The emphasis of the third edition is on containerization and the responsibilities of the ship's officers for the proper and safe carriage of their cargo. The chapter on cargo responsibility has been updated by an admiralty lawyer, and a new chapter, Stowage of Containers, has been written by a ship's master with thirty years of containership experience. The National Cargo Bureau furnished a chapter on stowage of grain bulk cargo. There are also discussions on breakbulk cargo since the same principles of stowage apply in a cargo hold or in a container. A whole chapter is devoted to how the ship's officer can prevent condensation or moisture damage, the most common cause of cargo damage claims. This edition provides vital information as well as questions and answers for candidates taking a U.S. Merchant Marine license examination, and it is an important refresher for those who received their license some years ago.

Watchstanding Guide For The Merchant Officer

Author: Robert J. Meurn
Publisher: Tidewater Pub
ISBN:
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On a merchant ship it is the watch officer who truly feels the full weight of responsibility for the safety of the vessel. This book not only helps a new watch officer shoulder that responsibility, but also reinforces the knowledge and skills of the experienced mate. The complete scope of watchstanding duties, the use of modern bridge equipment, voyage planning, ship-handling, and shipboard emergencies are all addressed. Of special interest are the chapters on bridge simulation training and marine casualties. The new edition is updated to reflect the changes in the industry and now features real-life case studies. Packed full of examples, forms, and procedures, this guide proves indispensable to the mariner.

Isgott

Author: International Chamber of Shipping
Publisher: Amer Nautical Services
ISBN: 9781856092913
Size: 78.31 MB
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Cargo Work

Author: David House
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317540743
Size: 57.13 MB
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An essential reference for merchant seamen around the world, Cargo Work provides a guide to the key characteristics of a wide range of cargoes. Fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect the unit load containerised systems that are now employed in all aspects of cargo handling and international shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably. This book covers general principles and the latest international regulations that affect all cargo work, including cargo types, coverage of roll-on/roll-off cargo handling, containerisation, equipment and offshore supply. A crucial reference for both students and serving crew Covers the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO) codes, plus key elements of the International Port and Ship Security Code (ISPS) Includes two new chapters on Passenger Vessels and Offshore Trades