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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
By Herve Baudu. Dokmar. Hardback, 1.25 kgs, 215mm x 300mm, 308 pages. 2018. 2nd Edition.
This book is divided into three sections. The first section describes the features of a ship and the different methods of manoeuvring it. The second section deals with the forces which influence the movement of a ship and the final section describes the factors which affect the ship during manoeuvres (mooring, sailing in shallows, manoeuvring in the docks, etc.). The emphasis is placed on external factors which can influence the manoeuvring characteristics of a ship. The initial approach is at a basic level, suitable for pilots in training, for example. The field of ship dynamics is then explored in more depth for seafarers with a greater knowledge of the subject. The book analyses all aspects of the manoeuvring features of ships on both open water and narrow waterways, with reference to the recommendations of the STCW Convention, which sets out the required manoeuvring abilities of helmsmen.
NZ$150.00 + delivery.
This book teaches the art and science of navigating a ship from departure to destination without hitting the shore or shoals. The reader gets the flavour of the essential decisions that have to be taken daily in navigational work and how to arrive at the best choices
The book deals with both traditional and modern methods of navigation. There is still a demand for what can be called “traditional” methods, as can be understood from an analysis of investigations into recent incidents of vessels running aground or colliding.
The text deals with navigational problems and methods from a practical viewpoint and contains many pictures and step-by-step diagrams. This makes it easy for the reader to understand the situation when actually watch-keeping, as well as theoretical aspects of the problem at hand.
In spite of – or perhaps because of - the abundance of sophisticated electronic aids to navigation available today, the “Human Factor” is still recognised as a major obstacle to safe navigation. Numerous examples from accident reports and investigations are provided and how this unpredictable element impacts on watch-keepers and their ability to navigate safely at all times.
The combination of a text written by a Master Mariner with many years of watch-keeping experience on the high seas and coastal waters, combined with the excellent colour and black-and-white illustrations, makes this an essential text for every student of marine science. It will also appeal to many practising deck officers who want to keep up-to-date with the theory and practise of their important calling.
NZ$150.00 + delivery.
This book explains the electric installations in ships. From basic design via power generation, distribution to all consumers on board, automation, remote control systems, nautical equipment and communication systems are addressed as well as operation of the engineroom and the bridge.
Intended for those readers who have little basic knowledge of the electrical installations in ships or only of onshore electrical installations.
Onshore electical installations are sub-divided in power generation, high voltage distribution, switching, and low voltage distribution. These subjects are usually done by separate specialists. In a ship you have to understand the whole system.
This book provides some simplified principles of electricity and the specific requirements for ships. After reading this book you will have a basic knowledge of the principles of electricity and the special application onboard ships.
NZ$110.00 + delivery.
A career at sea or in a marine-related business requires amassing a terrific volume of knowledge and the art and practice of seamanship is perhaps one of the most encyclopaedic job descriptions there is. Many modern day seaman will hear talk of days gone by when no self-respecting Chief Officer would be without his Seamanship Manual. In recent decades, shipping seems to have moved at a tremendous pace and the need for a new up-to-date manual which captures such a broad scope in a single publication that appeals to the forward thinking seafarer is needed. This is exactly where this book, which has been ten years in the making, positions itself – a manual for the modern day seafarer in the 21st Century.
This publication takes the traditional values of centuries of good seamanship and blends them with today’s reality.It provides a solid foundation of knowledge to all those operating, managing and manning today's merchant fleet.
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NZ$275.00 + delivery.
This informative book is designed to support students working towards their Maritime and Coastguard Agency Certificate of Competency exams. It also serves as the ideal companion for any seafarer wishing to refresh or update their knowledge.
Studying for any Certificate of Competency can be a daunting task, not made easier by the need to plough through weighty text books and legislative publications. The Seamanship Notes book provides a comprehensive and usable alternative.
The book is split into sections that cover the following items:
Cargo Handling And Stowage
Response to Emergencies:
Onboard Ship Operations:
NZ$100.00 + delivery.
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.
For all ranks and serving crew in the merchant marine, this study pack covers everything students need to revise when preparing for the oral assessment taken as part of the Deck Certificate of Competency at either junior or senior levels.
Since publication of the first edition, there have been many new innovations throughout the industry. This guide is fully updated to reflect these changes and includes practice questions on International Safety Management (SM, Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port facilities (ISPS), as well as hundreds of additional tutorial questions throughout the book and accompanying interactive CD,
This edition of the The Seamanship Examiner has been fully updated with the latest amendments to the COLREGS and is a trusted study aid for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates including Officer of the Watch, Chief mate and Master positions, plus those working coastal and inland waters in the fishing industry such as Deck Officers.
NZ$135.00 + delivery.
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.
NZ$120.00 + delivery.
The ideal companion for those studying for the Chief Mates or Master Mariners Certificates of Competency, particulary their Mates/Masters Oral examinations
Preparation for examinations and study that cover the wide subject of Seamanship is made easier with this pocket book of seamanship oral questions. Designed for self study, with a colleague or a small group this little book packed with over 500 self assessment questions makes the ideal study companion
NZ$70.00 + delivery.
Designed to benefit those studying towards their OOW (Deck) Certificate of Competency. This pocket sized primer covers questions on seamanship, cargo and typical ship operations.
Preparation for examinations and study that cover the wide subject of Seamanship is made easier with this pocket book of seamanship oral questions. Designed for self study, with a colleague or a small group this little book packed with over 500 self assessment questions makes the ideal study companion.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
Stability is a difficult concept to define. The idea of a stable character is readily grasped, although it is harder to put into words. The same applies to the notion of a stable ship, as stability is an intangible and complex entity. Nevertheless, it plays an extremely important role in navigation. If a ship is unstable, there is immediate danger to ship, crew, passengers and the environment. Therefore, stability regulations have been established for all types of ships. Every crewmember of every type of ship is well versed in this domain.
The strength of this book is that stability is made visible, accessible and understandable for everyone through the many photos, figures and drawings contained within. It is highly suitable for all levels of professional training as well as for those involved with pleasure craft.
NZ$75.00 + delivery.
Established internationally as a go-to resource for naval architecture students, shipboard officers, dry-dock personnel, ship surveyors, and marine consultants, the seventh edition of this classic text is an essential reference to a critical topic for all maritime students and professionals, seafairing or land-based.
NZ$125.00 + delivery.
The revised 2nd Ed. of "Cargo Notes" gives ships officers clear explanation on the key sections of the Cargo Syllabus for Deck Officers/OOW. The book provides key points and summaries on all relevant Legislation and Codes, and an Operational Overview for all of the main cargo types, from Bulk Carriers, RoRos, Reefers and Containers through to Tankers and Liquefied Gas Carriers.
Studying for any Certificate of Competency can be a daunting task, not made easier by the need to plough through weighty textbooks and legislative publications. Cargo Notes provides a comprehensive and usable alternative.
This title is split into two sections that cover both dry and liquid cargoes.
NZ$80.00 + delivery.
For those offices preparing for a new Certificate and for existing 2nd and Chief Engineers, this pocketbook brings you right up to date with current and new maritime regulations. Presented as questions and answers with supporting notes.
Revised and expanded content for 2019/2020 including:
NZ$48.00 + delivery.
For those offices preparing for a new Certificate and for existing Mates & Masters, this pocketbook brings you right up to date with current and new maritime regulations. Presented as questions and answers with supporting notes.
Revised and expanded content for 2019/2020 including:
NZ$48.00 + delivery.
Understand ship construction from start to finish with this comprehensive, clear and readable introduction.
Acting as both a professional reference on current approaches in shipyard practice and a comprehensive introduction for students in any marine discipline.
This new edition includes recent advances in computer-aided design and manufacture, plus updated international regulations for ship types, new materials, fabrication technologies, safety practic and shipyard technology.
NZ$125.00 + Delivery
NZ$203.50 + Delivery
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
REEDS SUPERYACHT MANUAL, THIRD EDITION. 2015
By James Clarke. Flexibound, 165mm x 240mm, 406 pages.
Reeds Superyacht Manual, published in association with Bluewater Training, is the first and the best reference manual for everyone involved with yachts large and small, under sail or power, from deckhands to skippers and owners.
There is extensive coverage for leisure and professional yachtsmen including:
NZ$80.00 + delivery.
It is not a training manual for safety at sea and it is not a "how to" book on sailing. It is an in depth look at the jobs in particular entry level positions of steward/stewardess, deckhand and chef and crew chef.
This book gives anyone with a taste of 'wanderlust' an idea of what it is really ike to live and work in one of the most exclusive, jet-set industries on earth.
Was NZ$60.00 + delivery.
Now NZ$15.00 + delivery.
UNFAZED MARITIME COMPLIANCE.
By Carol Forsyth. Pbk, 145mm x 210mm, 35 pages. 0.10. 2019
Maritime Operator Safety System.
Handbook for NZ's Maritime Transport Operators.
This booklet endeavours to explain how to operate under the Maritime Operator Safety System in a simple and easy to understand format.
NZ$55.00 + delivery.