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  • A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rulesby A. N. Cockcroft; J. N. F. Lameijer

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 85.95

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to practically and legally understand and comply with ?The Rules?. This seventh edition includes the full text of the International... more...

  • Safety and Health in Portsby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 30.00

    This essential code of practice, intended to replace both the second edition of the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Dock Work (1977) and the ILO Guide to Safety and Health in Dock Work (1976), provides valuable advice and assistance to all those charged with the management, operation, maintenance and development of ports and their safety. more...

  • Handbook for Marine Radio Communication 5Eby Graham Lees; William Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    This new edition explains the GMDSS rules, regulations and procedures. The book contains the regulations drawn from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and it is a useful teaching aid for GMDSS topics thoroughly updated to explain: significant changes in operating procedures to GMDSS, improvements to communication equipment and the new... more...

  • Blunders & Disasters at Seaby David Blackmore

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 10.99

    As any sailor knows, life at sea is hazardous under even normal circumstances. In times of war with an enemy intent on killing and sinking you it is infinitely more so. David Blackmore has researched 100 extreme cases over the span of history and written graphic descriptions covering the background, the events and the tragic consequences. Many were... more...

  • Maritime Security and METby D. Nielsen

    WIT Press 2005; US$ 328.00

    Section 1 presents interim and final reports on several research projects funded by IAMU. Section 2 presents a broad range of academic papers on the theme of maritime Security and MET. These range from the challenges faced by MET institutions worldwide in incorporating the new topic of maritime security into their syllabi, to the economic costs of... more...

  • Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrenceby Normand Lafreniere

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrence outlines the history of lightkeeping in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf from its emergence in 1803 until automation replaced the last lightkeeper in 1988. Fog, hidden reefs, rocks, and sandbars have made the waters of the river and gulf among the most treacherous in the world. In the earliest days of lightkeeping in... more...

  • HMAS Bataan, 1952by Anthony Cooper

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    A unique account of Australia?s involvement in the Korean War, this record tells the story of destroyer HMAS Bataan?s 1952 tour of duty. Written from two contrasting perspectives—namely from a “lower deck? seaman and an “upper deck? commander—this narrative draws on a variety of archival sources, including the ship?s monthly log, a collection of poetry... more...

  • A Time Bomb for Global Tradeby Michael Richardson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 26.90

    What is being done to counter threats of maritime terrorism and how effective are the safeguards? The author presents evidence that Al-Qaeda aims to disrupt the seaborne trading system, the backbone of the model global economy, and would use a crude nuclear explosive device or radiological bomb to do so if it could obtain one and position it to go... more...

  • Women Lighthouse Keepers of Lake Michiganby Kathy S. Mason

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    This book focuses on the fascinating careers of the women who tended lighthouses on Lake Michigan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores with great acuity how a number of special women gained their lighthouse positions and dealt with unique challenges of their time and place. more...

  • American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 95.00

    Up and down the Eastern seaboard during the 1850s, American shipyards constructed numerous large wooden merchant sailing vessels that formed the backbone of the commercial shipping industry. This comprehensive volume appraises in minute detail the construction of these ships, outlining basic design criteria and enumerating and examining every plank... more...