The Seamanship Examiner

For STCW Certification Examinations

Author: David House,Farhan Saeed

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317199995

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 3273

The complete study and revision guide for the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). For all ranks and serving crew in the mercantile 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 (ISM), 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 the accompanying interactive CD. This edition of 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.
Posted in Transportation

Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments

Author: International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organisation

ISBN: 9789221206125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 607

From the founding of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1919, it was decided that questions relating to seafarers should normally be considered by special maritime sessions of the International Labour Conference devoted exclusively to them, the first of which was held in 1920. The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, an important new international Labour Convention, was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 94th (Maritime) Session. Sometimes called a "bill of rights" for seafarers, the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 sets out seafarers rights to decent conditions of work and helps to establish conditions for fair competition for shipowners. It was designed as a global legal instrument that will become the 'fourth pillar' of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, complementing the key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 contains a comprehensive set of global standards, consolidating almost all the existing maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations that have been adopted since 1920 in a single new Convention with a new format and requirements that reflect modern conditions in the industry.
Posted in Business & Economics

New Insights in the History of Interpreting

Author: Kayoko Takeda,Jesús Baigorri-Jalón

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027267510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 9491

Who mediated intercultural exchanges in 9th-century East Asia or in early voyages to the Americas? Did the Soviets or the Americans invent simultaneous interpreting equipment? How did the US government train its first Chinese interpreters? Why is it that Taiwanese interpreters were executed for Japanese war crimes? Bringing together papers from an international symposium held at Rikkyo University in 2014 along with two select pieces, this volume pursues such questions in an eclectic exploration of the practice of interpreting, the recruitment of interpreters, and the challenges interpreters have faced in diplomacy, colonization, religion, war, and occupation. It also introduces innovative use of photography, artifacts, personal journals, and fiction as tools for the historical study of interpreters and interpreting. Targeted at practitioners, scholars, and students of interpreting, translation, and history, the new insights presented in the ten original articles aim to spark discussion and research on the vital roles interpreters have played in intercultural communication through history. Now Open Access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 Backlist Collection.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The global positioning system

assessing national policies

Author: Scott Pace,United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy,Rand Corporation

Publisher: Rand Corp


Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6952

A comprehensive assessment of the challenges and opportunities created by worldwide access to this revolutionary technology.
Posted in Fiction

Oil Spills First Principles

Prevention and Best Response

Author: B. Ornitz†,M. Champ

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080537962

Category: Science

Page: 678

View: 7774

Marine oil spills are no longer considered unavoidable "accidents" resulting from adverse environmental conditions or functions of catastrophic events. More than 80% of all spills are the result of "human error". The focus of the current legal, regulatory, and convention framework affecting the transportation of oil by ship reflects a recent change in public attitude, in which there is an insistence upon protection of the world¿s marine environments, particularly coastal ecosystems. The outcome of such global attention is the creation of significant legal and political motivators for a cultural shift by the oil shipping industry, from an "evasion culture" to a "safety culture". The new safety culture connotes continuous improvement in ship operations and a willingness to adopt the evolving concepts of communication at all levels, better trained and qualified personnel on board ship, emphasis of safety from top down, and proactive institution of safety management systems. Mere compliance with international and national laws is no longer sufficient for future sustainable shipping. These changes and advancements in understanding the science and engineering of oil spills are the focus of this book on Oil Spills First Principles. They are Prevention, based upon adoption of the safety culture, and Best Response, utilizing scientific, technical and environmental data and information. Over the past 30 years, billions of US dollars have been spent in R&D planning, response and clean up of oil spills. All of these efforts have focused on achieving Best Response. The concept of time periods of "Technology Windows-of-Opportunity" for a given response and clean up technology has developed from the leadership and wisdom of researchers and responders from many nations using modeling of the weathering of spilled oil and technology effectiveness. The Windows-of-Opportunity strategy provides a scientific basis for policy and decision-making in oil spill planning, response, and training. A global paradigm shift is needed to more effectively utilize and expedite the application of lessons learned in both prevention and clean up. Recognition of economic, political, and legal benefits accruing from environmental protection is good for business and critical for sustainable shipping.
Posted in Science

Serapis - Complete

Author: Georg Ebers

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783842458406


Page: 296

View: 8790

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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Golden Stripes

Leadership on the High Seas

Author: V. S. Parani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849953146


Page: 208

View: 3733

'Inspiring leadership lessons from the sea,? Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr, USN (ret), author of Saltwater LeadershipAlthough merchant ships carry 90% of the world's trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters such as the Titanic, Costa Concordia, the Exxon Valdez, and the recent El Faro. With modern ships being worth several million dollars, seafarers need leadership advice at every level of their career. Golden Stripes, Leadership on the High Seas provides this guidance, and much more. Captain Parani weaves together his rich experience, cutting-edge insights and real-life stories in this book which has already garnered international acclaim. The reader will discover how to run a tight ship; enhance expertise; lead and communicate with a team; implement safety leadership; decide effectively in high-stake situations and be inspired by legendary sailors. It is a practical leadership action plan which can be applied at sea, or in any other workplace, anywhere.Golden Stripes is the first leadership book of its kind, written by a mariner specifically for commercial shipping. The author's experience both on board and from his corporate roles gives him a unique perspective on why, when and how sailors fail or succeed. Important messages are woven around engaging stories, quotes and practical leadership models, making this an indispensable read for all leaders.
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Ebook International Medical Guide for Ships Third Edition and Quantification Addendum

International Medical Guide for Ships

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789240685796

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 427

This e-book package contains a copy of International Medical Guide for Ships Third edition and a copy of the Quantification Addendum which contains recommended quantities indications and dosing for 55 medicines listed in the International Medical Guide for Ships 3rd edition. The third edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships shows designated first-aid providers how to diagnose treat and prevent the health problems of seafarers on board ship. Since its first publication in 1967 the International Medical Guide for Ships has been a standard reference for medical care on board ships. The second edition written in 1988 was translated into more than 30 languages and has been used in tens of thousands of ships. This the third edition contains fully updated recommendations aimed to promote and protect the health of seafarers and is consistent with the latest revisions of both the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and the International Health Regulations. The International Labour Organization's Maritime Labour Convention 2006 stipulates that all ships shall carry a medicine chest medical equipment and a medical guide. The International Medical Guide for Ships supports a main principal of that convention; to ensure that seafarers are given health protection and medical care as comparable as possible to that which is generally available to workers ashore. By carrying this guide on board ships and following its instructions countries can both fulfill their obligations under the terms of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and ensure the best possible health outcomes for their seafaring population. The Quantification Addendum contains recommended quantities indications and dosing for 55 medicines listed in the International Medical Guide for Ships 3rd edition. The quantities are based on three types of ships: . ocean-going ships with crews of 25-40 and no doctor (Category A); . coastal ships with crews of up to 25 that travel no more than 24 hours from a port of call (Category B); and . small boats and private craft with crews of 15 or less and usually travelling no more than a few hours from a port of call (Category C). These quantities have been updated to reflect the decrease of crew numbers on most ships and calculated for voyages of one month. This companion volume to the International Medical Guide for Ships provides essential guidance to all those who involved in the procurement purchasing stock maintenance and use of medicines to promote and protect the health of seafarers worldwide.
Posted in Medical

Calvin on Secret Providence

Author: Jean Calvin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Predestination

Page: 118

View: 7025

Posted in Predestination