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  • SOLAS Consolidated Edition 2014
  • Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships
  • Reeds 21st Century Ship Management
  • Electronics, Navigational Aids and Radio Theory for Electrotechnical officers
  • Seamanship Techniques, 3rd Edition
  • Pocket Book of Marine Engineering Q & A
  • Mathematics for Marine Engineers 8TH Edition

  • General Engineering Knowledge for Marine Engineers, 5TH Edition
  • Motor Engineering Knowledge For Marine Engineers
  • Steam Engineering Knowledge for Marine Engineers
  • Ship Stability, Powering and Resistance
  • Applied Thermodynamics for Marine Engineers
  • Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers
  • Stealth Warship technology
  • Advanced Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers
  • Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers
  • Ship Knowledge
  • Primer of Towing
  • Modern Towing

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    SOLAS CONSOLIDATED EDITION 2014.
    By IMO. Hardback , 1.74kg, 215mm x 305mm, 474 pages.
    Of all the international conventions dealing with maritime safety, the most important is the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, better known as SOLAS, which covers a wide range of measures designed to improve the safety of shipping. The Convention is also one of the oldest of its kind: the first version was adopted in 1914 following the sinking of the Titanic with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Since then there have been four more versions of SOLAS. The present version was adopted in 1974 and entered into force in 1980. In order to provide an easy reference to all SOLAS requirements applicable from 1 July 2014, this edition presents a consolidated text of the Convention, its Protocols of 1978 and 1988 and all amendments in effect from that date.

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO), which met for the first time in 1959, is the specialized agency of the United Nations devoted to maritime affairs. Its main interests can be summed up in the phrase: Safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans. Over the years, IMO has developed and promoted the adoption of more than 40 conventions and protocols as well as over 1,000 codes and recommendations dealing with maritime safety, the prevention of pollution at sea and other matters. The most important of these are mandatory for ships engaged in international trade, and even the recommendations are often universal in their impact.

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    BRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL SHIPS.
    By Daniel S. Parrott. Hardback, 0.7kg, 220mm x 282mm, 177 pages, black and white photos and drawings.
    Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where you are going.
    Satellite systems, ARPA, electronic charts, AIS, sophisticatedcommunication equipment, and integrated navigational systems - all these advanced technologies provide valuable capabilities. But accidents still happen, and they usually involve human error. This simple fact has made Bridge Resource Management training a requirement for watchkeepers worldwide. This is the first book to address the unique needs of operators of small ships (limited-tonnage vessels) including tugs, ferries, yachts, and other passenger-carrying vessels. This manual will help you to:
  • Recognise the strengths and the weaknesses of standardized procedures
  • Create effective passage plans and develop a strong planning ethic
  • Understand the many dimensions of situational awareness and the challenges to maintaining it
  • Communicate more effectively in the shipboard environment, as well as with other vessels and shoreside entities.
  • Build effective team and leadership structures and address the unique challenges of operating as a team of one
  • Develop skills to help with the early detection of error chains.
    Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships brings the complexities of daily operations into focus through real-life casualties. Dan Parrott deconstructs these events to show how seemingly random events and major decisions can lead to major catastrophes. Parrott knows that real-life situations stick with us, and his insightful comments regarding bridge resource management breakdowns will not only inform but help guide watchkeepers when faced with their own complex situations.

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    REEDS 21st CENTURY SHIP MANAGEMENT. 1ST Edition
    By Captain J W Dickie. Paperback, 0.41 kgs, 156mm x 234mm, 184 pages. Published 2014.

    Ship management is in a constant state of evolution, driven by the demands of the shipping industry, new legislation and advancements in technology. Over the last 30 years the emergence of large multinational ship management companies has changed how business must be conducted, and shrinking profit margins have changed how these companies must operate to survive.

    This book addresses the key areas where ship managers must be both knowledgable and adaptable, including ship types, legislation, documentation, inspections, insurance, budgeting, emergency response and personal issues, such as teamork, effective communication and fatigue. Looking at how things are done, and if there are ways to improve, this is a book highly recommended for professionals in the marine industry to review where they are, and where they want to be.

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    ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS AND RADIO THEORY FOR ELECTROTECHNICAL OFFICERS. 1ST Edition
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 15
    By Steve Richards. Paperback, 0.69 kgs, 156mm x 234mm, 184 pages, monochrome drawings. Published 2013.

    Divided into three sections of Basic Electronics, Navigational Aids - Theory and Fault Finding, and Radio Communications, this book covers the complete syllabus for Electrotechnical Officers as specified by the Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges(AMERC).

    The book introduces basic electronics, the theory of how a range of navigational aids work, and radio communications including GMDSS. Fault finding to component and sub system level is also included, along with a series of worked examples.

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    SEAMANSHIP TECHNIQUES Third Edition, Combined Volume - Shipboard and Marine Operations.
    By D. J. House. 190mm x 245mm, 730 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
    This third edition presents the most thorough revision of Seamanship Techniques since first publication in 1987. Already recognised as one of the leading texts for cadets and serving seafarers of all ranks, this new edition covers all the seamanship knowledge required by students and experienced seafarers alike.
    Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the new edition includes new material covering regulations and practice on cargo operations, survival systems, GMDSS requirements, watch keeping duties, rescue operations and pollution control. Used by training establishments around the world this is the only reference to both shipboard practice and ship operations that seafarers will need.

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    POCKET BOOK OF MARINE ENGINEERING Q & A.
    By Witherby Seamanship. 120mm x 180mm, 350 pages, Line drawings.
    This pocketbook of marine engineering questions and answers will be invaluable to both students and trainers.

    The bold headings make it easy to locate a particular topic, and the clear and concise answers are ideal for revision and self-testing purposes. Covers Safety; Materials; Auxiliary machinery; Engine room systems; Ship construction; Steering gear; Shafting; Electrical; Electrical protection; Electrical safety; Instrumentation and control; Diesel engine theory and structure; Fuel systems; Combustion; Lubrication; Starting and manoeuvring safety; Boilers.

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    MATHEMATICS FOR MARINE ENGINEERS. 8th Edition
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING SERIES VOL 1
    By Kevin Corner, Leslie Jackson & William Embleton. Pbk 156mm x 234mm, 646 pages, monochrome drawings. Published 2013.

    This new edition covers the core subject areas of arithmetic, algebra, mensuration in 2D and 3D, trigonometry and geometry, graphs, calculus and statistics and probability for marine Engineering students for the Merchant Navy OOW Qualification.
    Initial examples have been designed purely to practise mathematical technique and, once these skills have been mastered, further examples focus on engineering situations where the appropriate skills may be utilised. The practical questions are primarily from a marine engineering background but questions from other disciplines, such as electrical engineering, are also covered, and reference made to the use of advanced calculators where relevant.

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    GENERAL ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS. 5th Edition
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING SERIES VOL 8
    By Leslie Jackson & Thomas D. Morton. Pbk 156mm x 234mm, 574 pages, monochrome drawings. Published 2013.

    Developed to complement Reeds Vol 12: Motor Engineering Knowledge, this indispensable textbook is crucial for all marine engineering officer cadets.
    This revised edition has been extensively updated to include the latest information about equipment, practices and trends in marine engineering, as well as incorporating changes outlined in the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments, particularly relating to Management. Accessibly written and clearly illustrated, this book takes into account the varying needs of students studying 'general' marine engineering. Recognising recent changes to the Mercahnt Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National Diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses, covering flag state requirements.

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    MOTOR ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING SERIES - VOL 12.
    By Paul Russell, Thomas Morton, and Leslie Jackson, Pbk, 140mm x 210mm, 544 pages, monochome drawings.
    An authoritative guide to modern equipment found in merchant ships focusing on 'motor' propulsion for marine engineers.

    Published 2013 Developed to compliment Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge), this indispensable book comprehensively covers the motor engineering syllabus for marine engineering officer cadets. Starting with the theoretical and practical thermodynamic operating cycles, the book is structured to give a description of the engines and components used to extract energy from fossil fuels and achieve high levels of efficiency.
    Accessibly written and clearly illustrated, this book is the only guide available for marine engineering students focusing on the knowledge needed for passing the motor engineering certificate of Competency (CoC) examinations. This key textbook takes into account the varying needs of students studying motor engineering, recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses. An essential buy for any marine engineering student.

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    STEAM ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS.
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING SERIES - VOL 9
    By Thomas D. Morton. Pbk 140mm x 210mm, 293 pages, monochrome drawings.

    This volume is a companion to Volume 8 in the Reed's Marine Engineering Series and is based on the Department of Transport syllabus for Engineering Knowledge for the Class 2 and Class 1 Engineers' Steam Certificates and Steam Endorsements.

    Subjects covered include;

  • scotch and water-tube boilers, boiler mountings, modern trends in feed-water treatment.
  • Turbine theory, nozzles, compounding velocity diagrams, gas turbines.
  • Turbine practice, construction, gearing, lubrication, operation.
  • Fundamentals of control and practice, bridge control.
  • Open and closed feed systems, various kinds of pumps and the latest types of auxiliaries.

    In addition there is a selection of questions of the type set in the examinations for Class 2 and Class 1

    Was NZ$92.00 + delivery.
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    SHIP STABILITY, POWERING AND RESISTANCE.
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES - VOL 13.
    By Jonathan Ridley and Christopher Patterson. Paperback, 234mm x 160mm, 432 pages, monochrome drawings.
    This indispensible guide to ship stability covers topics such as flotation and buoyancy, small angle, large angle and longitudinal stability, water density effects, bilging, ship resistance, and advanced hydrostatics. Each chapter has a comprehensive list of aims and objectives at the start of the topic, followed by a check-list at the end of the topic for students to ensure that they have developed all the relevant skills before moving onto the next topic area. The book features over 170 worked examples with fully explained solutions, enabling students to work through the examples to build up their knowledge and develop the necessary key skills. The worked examples, which range in difficulty from very simple one-step solutions to SQA standard exam questions and above, are predominantly based on a hypothetical ship, with the reader supplied with extracts from a typical data book for the ship which replicates those found on real ships, enabling the reader to develop and practise real-life skills.

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    APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS FOR MARINE ENGINEERS. Reeds Volume
    By Dr. Alan Murphy William Embleton Leslie Jackson . Paperback, 0.20kg, 158mm x 233mm, 544 pages, black & white illustrations, published 2014.
    An essential text for all marine engineers, offering a comprehensive resource on thermodynamics within a marine setting.
    This book covers the principal topics in thermodynamics for officer cadets studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as the core syllabi in thermodynamics for undergraduate students in marine engineering, naval architecture and other marine technology related programmes.

    The book provides a firm foundation in the principals of thermodynamics, decoding the fundamental science and physics applied to marine technology, covering examples of modern machines and practice to reflect current legislation and syllabi.The new edition will provide worked examples and test exam questions, corresponding to current Merchant Navy Qualifications as well as university-style examinations.

    Where relevant, reference will be made to self-study computer exercises for undertaking multiple calculations in common software, e.g. MS Excel.This key textbook takes into account the varying needs of marine students, recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National Diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses.

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    APPLIED MECHANICS FOR MARINE ENGINEERS. Reeds Volume 2
    By Paul A Russell, William Embleton Leslie Jackson . Paperback, 0.87kg, 158mm x 233mm, 562 pages, black & white line drawings, Published 2015. 6th Edition

    The book covers the principal topics in applied mechanics for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as the core syllabi in applied mechanics for undergraduates studying for BSc, BEng and MEng degrees in marine engineering, naval architecture and other marine technology related programmes.

    The revised version takes into account the need of these students, recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses.

    Basic principles are dealt with, beginning at a fairly elemental stage, with this new edition applying the underlying principles to a shipping environment. Each chapter has fully worked examples interwoven into the text, with test examples set at the end of each chapter. Other revisions include examples reflecting modern machines and practice, current legislation and current syllabi.

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    STEALTH WARSHIP TECHNOLOGY
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES - VOL 14.
    By Christopher Lavers, Pbk, 160mm x 234mm, 176 pages, monochome drawings.
    First book to give an insight into a growing area of interest - stealth warship technology - which is crucial for future developments in warship construction. It demonstrates the importance of materials used in warship construction and how this influences all of a naval platform's design parameters. Stealth technology is now considered a critical component within warship design, with interest in the concept of stealth increasing around the globe as naval forces adapt to new challenges. Many new developing nations are now implementing their first generation of stealth technology military hardware. This exciting book explores the full extent of threats to warships and thus the transformational change in naval architecture to incorporate these modern stealth technologies. Discussing the history of stealth technology, with references to well-known aircraft, ships and events in military history, the book also provides readers with a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of the specialist skills required in this naval sector. This is an essential read for anyone interested in stealth design and the issues involved in this evolving technology.

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    Advanced ELECTRO TECHNOLOGY FOR MARINE ENGINEERS
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING SERIES - VOL 7. 3rd Edition
    By Christopher Lavers & Edmund G R Kraal. Pbk, 0.82 kg 157mm x 234mm, 518 pages, Line drawings. Published 2014.

    This book is a companion to Reeds Vol. 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers and covers aspects of theory beyond the scope of Volume 6. The book will cover the more advanced topics in electrotechnology for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as the syllabi in electrotechnology for undergraduates studying for BSc, BEng and MEng degrees in marine engineering and electrical engineering.

    The new (3rd) edition provides worked examples and test exam questions, corresponding to current Merchant Navy Qualifications. Other revisions include new material on emerging technology areas such as image intensifiers (photoelectric effect, secondary emission), thermal imaging cameras, radar, increased maritime use of LEDs, various semiconductor physics devices including the laser, as well as discussions of binary or digital theory.

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    BASIC ELECTRO TECHNOLOGY FOR MARINE ENGINEERS
    REED'S MARINE ENGINEERING SERIES - VOL 6. 4th Edition
    By Christopher Lavers, Edmund G R Kraal & Stanley Buyers. revised by Christopher Lavers, Pbk, 0.80 kg ,157mm x 234mm, 512 pages, monochome drawings. Published 2013.
    This book provides comprehensive coverage of the basic theoretical work required by Marine Engineering Officers and Electrotechnical Officers (ETO's), putting into place key fundamental building blocks and topics in electrotechnology before progressing to more complex topics and electromagnetic systems.
    Revisions of Volume 6 include a modern reworking of essential basic electrotechnology principles for the 21st century, including the fundamentals of electron theory, Ac and Dc current, circuits, electromagnetism and electrochemistry, providing a firm foundation for complementary Volume 7 in the Marine Engineering Series to discuss emergent technology such as image intensifiers, the transistor, increased maritime use of LEDs, and references to modern ship systems such as GPS, ECDIS, Radar and AIS.

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    SHIP KNOWLEDGE. Ship Design, Construction and Operation
    By Klaas van Dokkum. Hardback, 1.66kg, 215mm x305mm, 384 pages, full colour photographs and illustrations, Published 2014.
    Ship Knowledge is the the book that tells you all about ships and shipping. The parts and systems which together form a modern ship are dealt with, from design drafts up to the finished construction, including paint systems and legal aspect.

    Detailed descriptions of the various subjects as well as the use of many drawings, pictures, and cross-section drawings, all in full colour, make the book perfectly readable for everybody interested in shipping.

    After reading this book you will no longer think of a ship as a dead object, but consider it a completely self-supporting entity embodying all the modern techniques also to be found in a small town.

    An indispensable book for anyone interested in modern shipping! Considering the ever growing number of foreign crew on board European vessels and in the offshore industry with consequently a growing demand for english language readers and textbooks.

    Ship Knowledge will certainly prove to be an asset, not only for use at nautical colleges, but as a work of reference for everyone employed afloat nowadays.

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    PRIMER OF TOWING
    By George Reid. Paperback, 150mm x 227mm, 229 pages, monochrome photographs drawings and diagrams.
    When the first edition of Primer of Towing was published in 1975, it was hailed as a 'valuable addition to any maritime library.' This third edition is every bit as worthy of praise as the first, for it includes all the original subjects, which have been brought up to date, as well as new ones. While the basics of towing have not changed much, there are many new advances in gear, electronics, navigation equipment, and regulations that affect the towing industry.

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    MODERN TOWING.
    By John S Blank. Hbk, 155mm x 225mm, 593 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings
    This is a serious technical book for those in the towing industry. This book has been added to our list at the request of Gus who works on Tug Boats.
    Modern Towing is a compendium of towing practices gathered during 48 years of service on various types of tugs and in the office. It offers an intimate concept of many forms of towing; towing vessels; their design, construction, uses and equipment; personnel; management; and methods of operation both on inland and ocean waters. Towing problems, projects, towage liability, and the law are discussed broadly with reference to specific treatises devoted to the tug and tow.

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