Marine Society Bookshop Newsletter: September 2021                                                                                                                                                                                           View in browser                                                                                      

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Ship Management: Theory and Practice, September 2021, Routledge

Opening with an introduction and an overview of the special characteristics of ship management, the text then focuses on different strands of management. It offers dedicated chapters on strategic management, commercial management, operations management, technical management, human resource management and compliance management, weaving in numerous international examples throughout. The final chapter looks to the future, exploring the challenges facing ship management and the impact of digitalization.


Laytime and Demurrage, 8th Edition, September 2021, Routledge

Praised for its unrivalled coverage and lucid writing style, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of laytime and demurrage, tracing the development of the law from its origins in the nineteenth century right up to the present day. The author delivers an in-depth analysis of both fixed and customary laytime clauses, the rules relating to commencement of laytime in berth, dock and port charters, and discusses under which circumstances laytime can be suspended. Furthermore, it analyses demurrage rules and vital issues such as despatch, detention and frustration.


Shipboard Electrical Power Systems, 2nd Edition, July 2021, Routledge

The second edition of Shipboard Electrical Power Systems addresses new developments in this rapidly growing field. Focusing on the industry trend toward electric propulsion for cruise, navy, and commercial ships, the book aids new or experienced engineers in mastering the cutting-edge technologies required for power system design, control, protection, and economic use of power.


Ship Management Contracts, April 2021, BIMCO, Witherby’s

This publication compiles BIMCO’s ship management related contracts and explanatory notes into a handy and useful reference book. The latest edition of each contract is included.



NP314 - Admiralty: The Nautical Almanac 2022, April 2021, UK Hydrographic Office

The Nautical Almanac contains astronomical information to support bridge crews in routine and emergency celestial navigation, as well as the calculation of daylight hours and mandatory gyro checks. It is carried on every ship within the Royal Navy and is at the core of celestial navigational training courses worldwide.







New Technologies for Emission Control in Marine Diesel Engines, August 2019, Elsevier

The title provides a unique overview of marine diesel engines and aftertreatment technologies that is based on the authors’ extensive experience in the research and development of emission control systems, especially plasma aftertreatment systems. The book covers new and updated technologies, such as combustion improvement and after treatment, SCR, the NOx reduction method, Ox scrubber, DPF, Electrostatic precipitator, Plasma PM decomposition, Plasma NOx reduction, and the Exhaust gas recirculation method. This comprehensive resource is ideal for marine engineers, engine manufacturers and consultants dealing with the development and implementation of aftertreatment systems in marine engines.


The workboat code: the safety of small workboats and pilot boats a code of practice, Edition 2, August 2019, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

 The content in this printed edition matches the August 2019 amended version available on

This Code applies to small workboats that operate to sea, and to pilot boats of any size operating either at sea or in categorised (i.e. inland) waters. It applies to such vessels that are United Kingdom (UK) vessels wherever they may be, and to non-United Kingdom vessels in UK waters or operating from UK ports. The Code applies to such vessels in commercial use, other than when in use for recreational, sport or pleasure use, for which there are more appropriate codes. This 2nd edition amends the original Code, introduced in 1998, and applies to small workboats and pilot boats.

Symbols and Abbreviations Admiralty Charts (Chart 5011), 8th Edition, November 2020, Admiralty

Gives details on symbols and abbreviations used on the worldwide range of ADMIRALTY charts, and international Chart Series Paper Charts. It also contains information on hydrography, topography and navigational aids and services.

This convenient A4 book details Admiralty and INT paper chart symbols in full colour with information on hydrography; topography; navigational aids and services; abbreviations of principal terms shown on English and foreign charts; and general information on the content of Admiralty paper charts.




Castaways - Adrift and Abandoned: Thrilling Tales of the Sea (vol.3), April 2021, The History Press

Seafaring before the twentieth century bristled with peril. The safe haven of your vessel might be destroyed by tempest or misadventure, your security scuttled. When you were cast away with only the resources of pluck, stamina, hope - and luck.

Where you might end up on the expanse of endless sea facing the prospect of imminent dehydrated, starving death. Or on a safe but potentially forbidding - yet occasionally lush - an outcrop of an isolated shore, amongst which perils abounded accounts of courage and companionship. These are narratives of castaways abandoned to fend for themselves, and the ordeals they endured and survived and in remembrance of the seafarers who did not.

Mysteries and Sea Monsters: Thrilling Tales of the Sea (vol.4), April 2021, The History Press
Before the scrutiny of scientific Enlightenment and Age of Reason, in the eighteenth century, ghost ships and oceanic monsters were the stuff of superstition, myth and legend to explain the inexplicable, to enthral the imagination - and enliven the unimaginable.
The sea realm has ever been mysterious: strange happenings upon it, an unfathomable abyss of 'The Great Unknown' below. Before the scrutiny of scientific Enlightenment and Age of Reason, in the eighteenth century, ghost ships and oceanic monsters were the stuff of superstition, myth and legend to explain the inexplicable, to enthral the imagination - and enliven the unimaginable. Narratives of phantom ships manned by ghostly (sometimes skeletal) crews, or damned like the Flying Dutchman to roam the seas forever; of sinister, sinuous sea serpents; and the lore of the terrible multi-tentacled Kraken.

Titanic: Iceberg Ahead, March 2021, The History Press
The author is well-known for his depth of research and his attention to detail, and in a new style of format, he has selected fifty people involved in the disaster, and by using their specific eyewitness accounts he has managed to make the confusing situation much clearer, making it possible for the reader to experience the dreadful events as they unfolded. The book also includes biographical tributes to the fifty people, who came from all walks of life and geographical regions, telling who they were, their experiences during the disaster, and what happened to those who were fortunate enough to survive.

Making Waves: PR strategies to transform your maritime business, June 2021, Rethink Press
‘Every organisation, no matter how large or small, ultimately depend on its reputation for survival and success'
With this one quote from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Making Waves neatly sets out the rationale for why PR should be taken seriously by maritime businesses. Part call to action, part user manual, this 'insider's guide' to PR by trained journalist and small business owner Ben Pinnington should convince any wavering SME or media-shy company owner of the importance and value of a PR strategy that is integrated with your strategic plan.
With plenty of case studies from Pinnington's maritime clientele of 25 years – spanning ports, dockyards, shipowners, class societies, equipment makers and trade bodies – he deftly describes how buy-in at the highest level, and a communications professional on the senior leadership team, will help build your reputation and your business.

From Ship to Shore and a Whole Lot More, June 2021, Self-published
It's an unusual book in many ways; not just because there are still relatively few people in the shipping industry talking publicly about transgender issues, but also because of the form the memoir takes. Clarke has chosen to tell her story in the third person, referring to her pre-transition self as 'Michiael' and talking of 'his' childhood and life as a bisexual young man, and then in later years she speaks of the same person as Michelle.
This is useful from the perspective of the maritime community, as many Telegraph readers may remember Michael Clarke from his time as a cadet and officer in the 1970s on vessels such as the Atlantic City, Port Alberni City and New Westminster City. It wasn't all plain sailing for Michael, but there were plenty of japes too, and the seafaring memories in the book are mostly positive ones.




The Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS): An Operational Handbook - Adam Weintrit

Superyacht Master: Navigation & Radar - Robert Avis

A Textbook of Engineering Mathematics - N.P. Bali

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