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Bulk Carrier Notes
This book continues the "Notes" Series for Ships Officers and gives an introduction to bulk carriers, discussing the types, their cargoes and trade.
The development history of modern bulk carriers goes back to the early 1950s, when purpose-built ships were designed for the carriage of large quantities of grains, coal and iron ore in unpackaged form. Today, these ships form the backbone of the world economy, making up some 33% of the world's tonnage and carrying about 70% of the world's cargo.
This 300 page book is written by an author with extensive knowledge of refrigerated containers, who has created this extensive guide to their operation and handling.
Hatch Covers. Operation, Testing and Maintenance
This new book from the Witherby Seamanship stable provides a definitive study of hatch cover testing and maintenance.
The book was written by Mike Wall, Managing Director of Kiwi Marine Consultants Limited and a qualified mediator. Mike has 20 years experience in hull, machinery, cargo and condition surveys in the USA, New Zealand, Fiji and South East Asia and proved an excellent commentator on the matter.
During the publication process the book was reviewed by a number of experts and interested parties, including the SKULD P&I club, who provided access to their archives to obtain a number of case studies, and past and current Masters of bulk carriers. The Macgregor group kindly provided up to date design and equipment graphics.