Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

The Nautical Institute launches Shiphandling Logbook

The Nautical Institute launches Shiphandling Logbook
Shiphandling is probably the most important skill for mariners and one of the most difficult to practise. The Nautical Institute recognises the value of gaining sea-time experience and developing shiphandling skills and has developed the Shiphandling Logbook, launched today. This logbook aims to provide...
February 7th, 2018 | Academia, Associations, Books, HR, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Explore the latest developments in ECDIS technology

Explore the latest developments in ECDIS technology
The Electronic Chart, the popular textbook for ECDIS use and training has been updated to the fourth edition and is full of updates and significant enhancements. For this fourth edition, the entire book has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to ensure The Electronic Chart remains the textbook for ECDIS...
February 6th, 2018 | Books, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Technical, Technology | Read More

Anglo-Eastern, ISWAN and WISTA International Publish Booklet Addressing Gender Diversity

Anglo-Eastern, ISWAN and WISTA International Publish Booklet Addressing Gender Diversity
l to r: WISTA India President Ms.Sanjam Sahi Gupta; Director and Principal Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre Capt.Deboo; WISTA International President Ms.Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou; Director General of Shipping in India Dr. Malini Shankar; Chairman Shipping Corporation of India Capt. Anoop Kumar...
January 30th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Events, HR, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

2017 IACS Blue Book published, now complemented by IACS Green Book

2017 IACS Blue Book published, now complemented by IACS Green Book
The International Association of Classification Societies is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of the IACS Blue Bookwhich is now complemented by the accompanying IACS Green Book.  Together these publications summarise the technical output of IACS and, as such, continue to demonstrate...
January 29th, 2018 | Books, Classification Societies, IACS, Safety and Security | Read More

The Sleep Quilt project: Tracy Chevalier and Fine Cell Work

The Sleep Quilt project: Tracy Chevalier and Fine Cell Work
Tracy Chevalier. The Sleep Quilt project: Tracy Chevalier and Fine Cell Work By Graciete Amaro An impressive new programme of bringing the skills of the quiltmaker into problem areas of society has been championed in a new book. The novelist Tracy Chevalier joined with a charity to commission a quilt...
December 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books | Read More

“Vivliodromies 2017” Book reading contest

“Vivliodromies 2017” Book reading contest
Multi talented Maria Mavroudi Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel supports Astypalea’s schools Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel, proud sponsor of Vivliodromies 2017, participated in the award ceremony that took place on Friday, 15th December 2017 at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. Contributing to...
December 19th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

Significant Ships & Significant Small Ships of 2017

Significant Ships & Significant Small Ships of 2017
Signifiant Ships & Significant Small Ships of 2017  Pre-Order Your Copy Now In February 2018, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) will publish Significant Ships of 2017 and Significant Small Ships of 2017. Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships are quality annual publications...
December 1st, 2017 | Books, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Mr & Mrs Boheim: a novel of affairs of the rich

Mr & Mrs Boheim: a novel of affairs of the rich
Mr & Mrs Boheim: a novel of affairs of the rich Sex is the bedrock of this novel. The story is front-loaded with encounters that leapfrog a lot of the formalities. It is high-end living, with the hero, if so he can be called, focused on his ex-wife and succession of girlfriends rather than his profession. That...
November 30th, 2017 | Books, Insight | Read More

American Club: Good Housekeeping essential to keep a vessel ship-shape

American Club: Good Housekeeping essential to keep a vessel ship-shape
William Moore New York, November 30, 2017 – Daily maintenance and cleaning tasks are essential to supporting a safe working environment on-board a ship, but the importance of these simple actions can also often be overlooked. The latest in The American Club’s Pocket Guides, which contain...
November 30th, 2017 | Books, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles
. The novel Plunder with Intent was released on 9 November 2017. It made its pre-launch debut at a dinner of the Greek Press Association-UK, at the Greek Larder Restaurant at King’s Cross, London, on Friday 20 October 2017. The author, Joanna D’Este Clark, was present at the dinner. She...
November 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Clubs, Events, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Social Columns, Story of the Week | Read More

Screening of the film ‘Cloudy Sunday’ by M Manousakis at the Hellenic Centre

Screening of the film ‘Cloudy Sunday’ by M Manousakis at the Hellenic Centre
Cloudy Sunday; a reality on “stage”… -pic by Omiros Angelopoulos The Hellenic Centre which promotes awareness of our Hellenic culture and history in the UK, via exhibitions, lectures, concerts etc, was successful in purchasing the rights from the distributor of the film Cloudy Sunday,...
November 23rd, 2017 | Books, Events, Film Industry, Music, News | Read More

Concern over cyber liability and lack of regulation hindering implementation of unmanned ships

Concern over cyber liability and lack of regulation hindering implementation of unmanned ships
… Concern over increased cyber security threat Uncertainty surrounding insurance cover availability Doubts raised over industry readiness for new technology Almost two thirds (64%) of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues relating to unmanned...
November 21st, 2017 | Books, IMarEST, Legal, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty

The BDI@1,477 – a bit of …“breathing” space amid global uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  finally gained four points and this breathing space might, repeat, might prove vital… but still we are far away from the 2,247 points of  of 31 Dec 2017, still a 770 points gap. Geopolitics might get sour as beyond the “usual” war between blocks and alliances...
November 7th, 2017 | Books, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand

Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand
Beata Korabiowska. Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand By James Brewer “My unique brand is SHE HORSE. It is all about sensuality,” says Beata Korabiowska, Polish-born multi-talented artist, poet and photographer living in London. The brand name says everything, or nearly everything:...
November 4th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography | Read More

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale
Princess Michael: big cats close to her heart. Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale By James Brewer “They are so beautiful – don’t you love them?” says Princess Michael of Kent, gesturing to the slide on the screen. “They” are cheetahs, and Her Royal Highness speaks from...
October 27th, 2017 | Books, Clubs, Events, Featured, People and Places | Read More

Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley

Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley
Jansson’s Keep Sweden Clean poster. Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley By James Brewer Devotion to the oceans and to the cause of cleaner seas – such are among the many facets of an artist best known for her creation of the intriguing Moomin characters. The lesser chronicled characteristics of...
October 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…
John Faraclas Did I hear you say shipping business intuition, eh??? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite a steady upwards …“spree” ended the day with four points down at 1,578, which on the other hand is 91 points plus since last week’s closing (1,487). The wets were both down. The Geopolitics...
October 20th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, European Union, Events, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu

Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu
Articulating the cause. Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu By James Brewer Don’t ever give up. This resonant line from a poem by a principled labour activist in the thick of harsh repressions in 1920s and 1930s Japan typified his courage, his championing of the interests of his fellow...
October 16th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Insight, People and Places | Read More

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition
Naval close encounter.  Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition By James Brewer Any exhibition that sets out “to celebrate everything that is wonderful and inspiring about the sea and the marine environment” enjoys a broad canvas. Participants in the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual...
October 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

World Sailing publishes 2022 World Championships bidding guidelines

World Sailing publishes 2022 World Championships bidding guidelines
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has published guidelines for Member National Authorities (MNAs) and Host Cities interested in bidding for the 2022 Sailing World Championships. Second only to the Olympic Games, the World Championships are the most important event for the Olympic...
October 13th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

IMCA revises subsea metrology guidance

IMCA revises subsea metrology guidance
Richard Benzie Subsea metrology procedures are expanding rapidly to provide ever higher accuracy solutions, so the publication by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) of a revised version of ‘Guidance on Subsea Metrology’ (IMCA S 019 Rev. 1) is both highly relevant and timely. The...
October 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Books, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Triton in Chios

Triton in Chios
Chios’ Maritime Museum It looks like the title of a new novel where the prince of the seas – son of Poseidon – was the protagonist of an adventure in this beautiful Greek island, but not. We´re talking about other Triton: The principal character of children’s books collection...
October 3rd, 2017 | Academia, Books, Charity, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Seagull’s Guide to Ballast Water Management

Seagull’s Guide to Ballast Water Management
… On the 8th September 2017 the International Convention of the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) entered into force. With a few exceptions, it will apply to all ships in international trade beginning in 2017 and fully implemented in 2024. Complex...
September 25th, 2017 | Books, Environment, Pollution | Read More

New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May

New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May
Princess May aground in Alaska. New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May By James Brewer One of the most remarkable shipwreck photographs of all times is back in the spotlight. It shows the steamship Princess May appearing to defy gravity, perched precariously...
September 21st, 2017 | Books, Insight, Maritime History and Museums | Read More