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  • Ship Knowledge
  • Ship Handling, 3rd ed.
  • Ship Handling, 2nd ed.
  • Ship Navigation
  • Ship Navigation, 1st ed.
  • Ships'Electrical Systems
  • 21st Century Seamanship
  • Seamanship Notes

  • Seamanship Techniques, 5th Edition
  • The Seamanship Examiner
  • Pocket Book of Marine Engineering Q & A
  • The Complete Chief Officer
  • Mates/Masters Pocket Book
  • OOW Pocket Book
  • Ship Stability
  • Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, 7th Edition
  • Cargo Notes
  • Regulatory Primer for 2nd & Chief Engineers
  • Regulatory Primer for Mates & Masters

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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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    SHIP HANDLING. 3rd Edition
    By Herve Baudu. Dokmar. Hardback, 1.05 kgs, 215mm x 300mm, 308 pages. 2018. 3rdd 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.

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    SHIP HANDLING.
    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.

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    SHIP NAVIGATION.
    By Borje Wallin. Dokmar. Hardback, 1.03 kgs, 215mm x 300mm, 304 pages. 2021. 2nd Edition.

    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.

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    SHIP NAVIGATION.
    By Borje Wallin. Dokmar. Hardback, 1.53 kgs, 215mm x 300mm, 304 pages. 2016. 1st Edition.

    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.

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    SHIPS' ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.
    By Rene Borstlap. Dokmar. Hardback, 1.00 kgs, 215mm x 300mm, 224 pages. 2011. 1st Edition.

    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.

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    21ST CENTURY SEAMANSHIP.
    By Witherby Seamanship. Softcover, 1.95kg, 235mm x 158mm X 54mm, 1310 pages, Colour photographs with line drawings. Published 2015

    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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    SEAMANSHIP NOTES.
    By Witherby Seamanship. Angus Ferguson. Softcover. 0.43kg, 148mm x 210mm, 214 pages. Second Edition Reprinted 2019.

    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:

    Navigation:

  • Publications
  • Watchkeeping Procedures
  • Ship handling
  • Electronic Navigation Systems

    Cargo Handling And Stowage

  • Use & Care of Synthetic Fibre and Wire Ropes
  • IMO Conventions
  • Carriage of Goods
  • Use of Hydrometer

    Response to Emergencies:

  • Action in the event of emergencies onboard ship
  • Responding to a distress
  • LSA and FFA equipment carried onboard ships

    Onboard Ship Operations:

  • Key Legislation, MARPOL, STCW95
  • Garbage
  • Pollution
  • Watertight Integrity
  • Heavy Weather
  • Health and Safety
  • IMO Conventions

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    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.

    el, studying for professional marine qualifications under the International Maritime Organization as per STCW requirements. Used by training establishments around the world.

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    THE SEAMANSHIP EXAMINER.
    By David House. 0.6 Kgs, Pbk 156mm x 234 mm, 304 pages. 2nd Edition Published 2017.
    This is a complete study and revision guide for the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW).

    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 content.

    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.

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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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    THE COMPLETE CHIEF OFFICER.
    ByWitherby Seamanship. Captain Michael Lloyd. Softcover, 0.41kg, 152mm x 235mm, 224 pages, black and white photos and line drawings. Published 2010
    This book is for the young officer aspiring to the position of Chief Officer, or one who has recently been promoted into the position. It is a practical book dealing in the ‘real world’ of the sea and ships rather than the theoretical, and it discusses the various problems that can be encountered as the Mate of a ship.

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    MATES/MASTERS POCKET BOOK. By Witherby Seamanship. MacNeil's Seamanship Examiner. Paperback, 0.35 kgs, 120mm x 180mm, 268 pages. Reprinted 2014.

    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

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    OOW POCKET BOOK. ByWitherby Seamanship. MacNeil's Seamanship Examiner. Paperback, 0.21 kgs, 120mm x 180mm, 153 pages. Reprinted 2014.

    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.

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    SHIP STABILITY.
    By Dokmar. Klaas Van Dokkum et al. Hardback, 1.2kg, 215mm x 305mm, 176 pages.Colour Photos, line drawings, computerised renditions. With CD ROM disc. 6th edition includes 88 pages of Hydrostatic particulars. Published 2019

    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.

    Chapters include:

  • Transverse Stability
  • Longitudinal Stability
  • Damage Stability
  • Stability While Underway
  • Drydocking/ Running Aground
  • Special Types of ships
  • Stability Software
  • Hydrostatic particulars

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    SHIP STABILITY FOR MASTERS AND MATES, 7th Edition.
    By C.B.Barrass and D.R. Derrett, Paperback, 1.02kgs, 190mm x 235mm, 567 pages, monochrome diagrams. Published 2012
    The leading book on ship stability - essential reading for maritime engineers, seafarers, and students alike.

  • Established, well-known text covering all aspects of ship stability and squat, interaction and trim, ships motions and quadrature.
  • Numerous worked examples and clear diagrams, graphs, and equations assist with the understanding and application of this critical subject.
  • Updated throughout to include new shipping industry developments and regulations, with 9 new chapters, the latest ship stability datasheets, and new sample exam questions.
    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability to assist masters, mates, and engineering officers with qualifications and professional practice.

    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.

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    CARGO NOTES. By Witherby Seamanship. Dhananjay Swadi. Paperback, 0.30 kgs, 120mm x 180mm, 216 pages. Published 2013. 2nd Edition.

    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.

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    REGULATORY PRIMER FOR 2ND & CHIEF ENGINEERS.QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ByWitherby Seamanship. Paperback, 0.20 kgs, 120mm x 180mm, 142 pages. 11th Edition 2021/2022

    This new edition has been revised and expanded to include questions on regulations that came into force in 2021. Some of the updated topics include:

  • Recent amendments to SOLAS, including LSA and FFE requirements
  • recent amendments to MARPOL, such as the carbon intensity indicator (CII) and the energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI)
  • updates to MLC and STCW
  • security questions, including the ISPS Code
  • Port State Control
  • ship certificates and recordkeeping
  • explanation of the principal IMO Codes and Conventions
  • ballast water management
  • bunkering
  • machinery space safety procedures.

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    REGULATORY PRIMER FOR MATES AND MASTERS. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
    ByWitherby Seamanship. Paperback, 0.20 kgs, 120mm x 180mm, 145 pages. 11th Edition 2021/2022.

    This new edition has been revised and expanded to include questions on regulations that came into force in 2021. Some of the updated topics include:

  • Recent amendments to SOLAS, including LSA and FFE requirements
  • recent amendments to MARPOL, such as the carbon intensity indicator (CII) and the energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI)
  • updates to MLC and STCW
  • security questions, including the ISPS Code
  • Port State Control
  • ship certificates and recordkeeping
  • explanation of the principal IMO Codes and Conventions
  • ballast water management
  • amendments to the IMSBC and IMDG Codes
  • regulations regarding damage stability, salvage and places of refuge.

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