There is a considerable overlap between books on seamanship education and those on meteorology. Please see our Meteorological page for further reading on this topic.
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.
NZ$75.00 + delivery.
MATHEMATICS FOR MARINE ENGINEERS. 8th Edition
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 1
By Kevin Corner, Leslie Jackson & William Embleton. Paperback, 1kg, 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.
NZ$85.00 + delivery.
APPLIED MECHANICS FOR MARINE ENGINEERS.
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 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.
NZ$85.00 + Delivery
APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS FOR MARINE ENGINEERS.
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 3
By Dr. Alan Murphy William Embleton Leslie Jackson . Paperback, 0.69kg, 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.
NZ$85.00 + Delivery
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS.
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 4
By Richard Pemberton and E A Stokoe. Paperback, 0.61kg, 158mm x 233mm, 384 pages, black & white illustrations, 5th edition published 2018.
This book covers the theoretical, fundamental aspects of naval architecture for students preparing for their MCA Engineer Officer exams. It introduces the basic foundation themes within naval architecture (hydrostatics, stability, resistance and powering), using worked examples to show how solutions should be presented for an exam.
This new edition has been structured, containing updated text and diagrams in line with modern practice and a new section on the mathematics required for the examinations. The book also includes sample examination questions with worked example answers to aid students in their learning.
NZ$80.00 + Delivery
SHIP CONSTRUCTION FOR MARINE ENGINEERS.
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 5
By Paul A Russell & E A Stokoe . Paperback, 0.34kg, 158mm x 233mm, 225 pages, black & white illustrations, published 2016.
This textbook covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as Undergraduate students studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. It is complementary to Volume 4 (Naval Architecture) and Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge).
Importantly, this new edition contains up-to-date information on modern shipyards, dry-docking procedures and methods of construction. Extensively illustrated, the book also includes sample examination questions with worked examples answers to aid students in their learning.
NZ$85.00 + Delivery
BASIC ELECTRO TECHNOLOGY FOR MARINE ENGINEERS
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 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.
NZ$85.00 + delivery.
ADVANCED ELECTRO TECHNOLOGY FOR MARINE ENGINEERS
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 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.
NZ$85.00 + delivery.
GENERAL ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS. 5th Edition
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 8
By Paul A Russell. 0.91 kgs, Pbk 156mm x 234mm, 598 pages, monochrome drawings. Published 2018.
Developed to complement Reeds Vol 12: Motor Engineering Knowledge, this indispensable textbook is crucial for all marine engineering officer cadets from around the world currently studying for thier flag state examinations.
This revised edition has been extensively updated to include the latest information about equipment, practices and trends in marine engineering, as well as continuing to incorporate 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 Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National Diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses, covering flag state requirements.
NZ$95.00 + delivery.
INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 10
ByGordon Boyd & Leslie Jackson. Pbk 140mm x 210mm, 360 pages, monochrome drawings. Published 2013
This is a fully revised, new edition on the topic of instrumentation and control systems and their application to marine engineering for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as Electrical/Marine Engineering undergraduate students. Providing generic technical and practical descriptions of the operation of instrumentation and control devices and systems, this book also contains mathematic analysis where appropriate.
Addressing this subject area, the domain of Instrumentation Engineers/Technicians as well as Control Engineers, and covering established processes and protocols and extensive developing technology, this textbook is written with the marine engineer in mind, particularly those studying Engineering Knowledge. The content ranges from simple measurement devices, through signal conditioning and digitisation to highly sophisticated automated control and instrumentation systems.
It also includes a brand new section on electrical equipment in hazardous areas detailing hazards, gas groups, temperature classifications and types of protection including increased and intrinsic safety and encapsulation, and up-to-date material on the new generation of Liquified Natural Gas carriers, SMART sensors and protocols, as well as computer based systems.
NZ$85.00 + delivery.
MOTOR ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS
REEDS MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERIES VOL 12.
By Paul Russell, 0.58kgs. Pbk, 140mm x 210mm, 372 pages, monochome drawings. Published 2018
An authoritative guide to modern equipment found in merchant ships focusing on 'motor' propulsion for marine engineers.
Developed to compliment Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge), this indispensable book comprehensively covers the knowledge required for Motor Engineering flag state examinations.
Starting with the theoretical and practical thermodynamic operating cycles, the book is structured to give a description of the engines and individual components used to extract heat energy from fossil fuels and achieve high levels of engine efficiency. This revised edition covers the issues of safety, emissions and environmental impact, including the potential effects of new electronic control systems, fuel injection, efficient turbocharging hybrid systems and waste heat recovery
NZ$95.00 + delivery.
SHIP STABILITY, POWERING AND RESISTANCE.
REEDS 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.
NZ$130.00 + delivery.
STEALTH WARSHIP TECHNOLOGY
REEDS 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.
NZ$90.00 + delivery.
ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS AND RADIO THEORY FOR ELECTROTECHNICAL OFFICERS. 1ST Edition
REEDS 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.
NZ$85.00 + delivery.
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.
NZ$65.00 + delivery.
SEAMANSHIP TECHNIQUES Fifth Edition, 2018/19 Combined Volume - Shipboard and Marine Operations.
By D. J. House. 190mm x 245mm, 888 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fifth edition of this highly respected book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation and AIS technology whilst still including essential information on subjects such as safety at sea, rescue operations, watchkeeping duties and pollution control. It covers international standards and works well on courses throughout the world.
Written for serving mariners and nautical students from cadet to master level, studying for professional marine qualifications under the International Maritime Organization as per STCW requirements. Used by training establishments around the world.
NZ$208.00 + delivery.
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.
NZ$360.00 + delivery.
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.
Was NZ$85.00 + delivery.
Now NZ$60.00 + delivery.
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.
NZ$190.00 + Delivery
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.
NZ$55.00 + Delivery
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.
NZ$120.00 + Delivery
BRIDGE PROCEDURES GUIDE. 5th EDITION
By International Chamber of Shipping. Softcover/ Spiral Bound, 230mm x 300mm, 136 pages, Published 2016
Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in all sectors and trades. The Guide provides clear guidance on watchkeeping that make safe and effective use of modern technology.
The 5th Edition embraces the latest standards and recommendations adopted by the International Maritime Organization. New equipment and technological advances in navigation like the use of ECDIS underline the importance of familiarization with ship specific arrangements. The Guide provides important and useful checklists for shipping companies and officers for proper bridge procedures. Important topics covered in this publication include:
Effective Bridge Organisation
Duties of the Officer of the Watch
Operation and Maintenance of Bridge Equipment
ECDIS Carriage Requirements
Recommended Industry Publications
The target audience of this Guide are Masters and officers in charge of a navigational watch at sea.
NZ$360.00 + Delivery
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