Marine heavy lift and rigging operations
Well structured and copiously illustrated, the 269-page book covers every imaginable aspect of heavy lifting, ranging from shipboard heavy lift gear to shipyard heavy lifting, offshore operations and project cargoes.
There are plenty of practical examples of heavy loads – including bulk liquids, and ore and steel – and the book emphasises the many factors
that need to be considered to ensure safe operations, with detailed advice on such things as lashing and securing, loading programmes, and calculating forces. While lifting large objects such as anchors and lifeboats may be part of routine operations, the author warns of the dangers of complacency and there’s a handy set of ‘self-examiner’ questions at the end to test how much the reader has absorbed.
How women saw the seaA wife on the ocean wave by Carole Goldsmith
A wife on the ocean wave is a memoir of Carole’s early years of marriage travelling the world, taken from diaries and letters written to parents over a five-year period.
Britain’s last invasionPhil Carradice
Today, the Welsh port of Fishguard is best known for its Stena Line ferry service to Rosslare in Ireland, but there has been a strong maritime community there for hundreds of years – and the town’s finest hour arguably came in February 1797.
How women saw the seaFrom oceans to embassies by Gillian Angrave
Youngsters in the market for a little career inspiration should look no further than From Oceans to Embassies for its depiction of a rich and varied life at sea with a seamless transition to shore.
Practical ship handling: fourth editionMalcolm Armstrong
First published 40 years ago, this admirably clear and straightforward guide now appears as a fourth edition, reflecting its continued relevance at a time when changes in the industry mean many ‘super-sized’ ships are being handled in harbours that were designed for much smaller vessels.