A Handbook for the Person-in-charge (PIC)

Author: Mark Huber

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780870336201

Category: Transportation

Page: 418

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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.
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Author: Amy L. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600212543

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

View: 4827

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.
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Fifteen Contentious Questions

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Marilyn A. Brown,Scott V. Valentine

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421418975

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 4280

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.
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Problems, Principles, and Practices

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Michael H. Dworkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061299

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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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.
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A User's Handbook

Author: Denise Bréhaut

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472945670

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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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.
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Leistungspotenziale in Organisationen gezielt fördern

Author: Peter Pawlowsky,Peter Mistele

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834998788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 454

Dieses Buch gewährt Einblicke in das praktische Handeln von Hochleistungsteams, beinhaltet praktische Erfahrungsberichte aus den Einsatzfeldern der Hochleistung und wesentliche Linien der empirischen Forschung zu diesen Bereichen. Es versucht Erkenntnisse aus diesen unterschiedlichen disziplinären Feldern, wie z. B. Arbeitswissenschaften, Fehlerforschung, Hochverlässlichkeits-Ansätze, Human-Factor-Forschung, Sportwissenschaften, Psychologie, Soziologie oder Managementlehre zu verbinden und zeigt Möglichkeiten auf, die Erkenntnisse des Hochleistungsmanagements auf das Management und die Führung von Wirtschaftsorganisationen zu übertragen.
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Author: Maurice Cornish,Elaine Ives

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125528

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and saltellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routeing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weather There is an extensive glossary, revision questions at the end of each chapter, and a fold-out chart of ocean currents as well as numerous explanatory photos and diagrams. For this revised edition, the content and website addresses have been updated. 'Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject' Marine Engineers Review 'A splendid volume...a comprehensive and serious weather book' The Seafarer
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Author: Robert J. Meurn

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335945

Category: Transportation

Page: 212

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On a merchant ship it is the watch officer who 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 reinforces the knowledge and skills of the experienced mate. The complete scope of watchstanding duties, the use of modern bridge equipment, voyage planning, shiphandling, and shipboard emergencies are all addressed. The new edition is updated to reflect the changes in the industry and now features real-life case studies.
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International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals

Author: International Chamber of Shipping

Publisher: Amer Nautical Services

ISBN: 9781856092913

Category: Law

Page: 420

View: 9553

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A Guide to Stowage

Author: Robert J. Meurn,Charles L. Sauerbier

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335501

Category: Transportation

Page: 520

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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.
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Author: Jeffrey W. Monroe,Thomas L. Bushy

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335105

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 323

View: 9339

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.
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A Toolkit

Author: PPIAF.

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821361120

Category: Nature

Page: 313

View: 6813

Annotation This informative toolkit provides options for the design of policies to facilitate the delivery of good quality water and sanitation services to the poor. It highlights the need for tariffs, investment, stakeholder consultation, and regulatory policies to address the affordability and sustainability of those services.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

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The Airplane Flying Handbook provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces basic pilot skills and knowledge that are essential for piloting airplanes. It provides information on transition to other airplanes and the operation of various airplane systems. It is developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in cooperation with various aviation educators and industry. This handbook is developed to assist student pilots learning to fly airplanes. It is also beneficial to pilots who wish to improve their flying proficiency and aeronautical knowledge, those pilots preparing for additional certificates or ratings, and flight instructors engaged in the instruction of both student and certificated pilots. It introduces the future pilot to the realm of flight and provides information and guidance in the performance of procedures and maneuvers required for pilot certification. Topics such as navigation and communication, meteorology, use of flight information publications, regulations, and aeronautical decision making are available in other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications.
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Conflict, Stability, and Political Change

Author: Nora Bensahel,Daniel Byman

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083303619X

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

View: 7359

This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security. It examines traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as newer challenges posed by political reform, economic reform, civil-military relations, leadership change, and the information revolution. The report concludes by identifying the implications of these trends for U.S. foreign policy.
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The Illustrated History of the World's Most Important Warships

Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760348146

Category: History

Page: 240

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"An illustrated history of the aircraft carrier, from World War I through World War II, the Cold War, and today"--
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Author: Michael D. Tusiani

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 0878146717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 7911

This set gives a broad introductory overview of the entire petroleum marine industry and how it is affected by the world petroleum markets. Volume 2: Ship brokerage S&P and project brokerage Single voyage charters Timecharters Ship operation and international regulation Oil spill prevention and quality assurance Initatives by classification societies, owners, and oil companies Flag and port state control Voyage costs: port changes Voyage costs: manning supplies & maintenance Operating costs: marine insurance Operating costs: the shore-based organization Owner's investment analysis of a vessel Banker's credit analysis of a vessel Mezzanine, lease, and equity financing.
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Author: Nathaniel Bowditch

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 9781937196264

Category: Study Aids

Page: 974

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...is the same as the latitude of the point on the line A', R/J 25 19'.4 S. B115 31.5 W. We now have two Sumner linee, A'and B', under Case I, whose common latitude is 25 19MS., and whose longitudes on the common parallel are 114 61K.7 and 115 31'.5. Hence, the difference of longitude on the common parallel is 115 31'.5 W. 114 59'.7 W. CHAPTER XVI. THE PEAOTIOE 01 NAVIGATION AT SEA. 381. Having set forth in previous chapters the methods of working dead reckoning and of solving problems to find the latitude, longitude, chronometer correction, and azimuth from astronomical observations, it will be the aim of the present chapter to describe the conditions which govern the choice and employment of the various problems, together with certain considerations by which the navigator may be guided in his practical work at sea. 382. Departure And Dead Reckoning.--On beginning a voyage, a good departure must, be taken while landmarks are still in view and favorably located for the purpose; this becomes the origin of the dead reckoning, which, with frequent new departures from positions by observation, is kept up to the completion of the voyage, thus enabling the mariner to know, with a fair degree of accuracy, the position of his vessel at any instant. At the moment of taking the departure, the reading of the patent log (which should have been put over at least long enough previously to be regularly running) must be recorded, and thereafter at the time of taking each sight and at every other time when a position is required for any purpose, the log reading must also be noted. It is likewise well to read the log each hour; for general information as to the speed of the vessel as well as to observe that it is in proper running order and that the rotator has not been fouled ...
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The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547750331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
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A Handbook for Local Governments

Author: Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic,Mihaly Kopanyi

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821399144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 2949

This book tells a fascinating story on municipal finances for local government practitioners with rich examples, global practices, and good and bad experiences the authors gained in decades of field work.
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