Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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

London P&I Club joins with BV in issuing blackout and engine failure guidance

London P&I Club joins with BV in issuing blackout and engine failure guidance
Carl Durow The London P&I Club, in a joint project with leading classification society Bureau Veritas and its casualty and salvage subsidiary TMC Marine, has issued a new booklet providing operational guidance for preventing blackout and main engine failures. This new publication, the second in a...
September 11th, 2017 | Books, Classification Societies, Groundings, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents
Aron Frank Sørensen of BIMCO.  BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries. Lifeboat accidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries are all too frequent,...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Books, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment

Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment
The publication’s cover We are proud to present a new joint publication by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI). Recommendations for Oil and Chemical Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment provides clear recommendations and guidance...
August 25th, 2017 | Books, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Reports, Tankers | Read More

HFW – The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition)

HFW – The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition)
The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition) published by the Law Reviews in July this year looks at key issues including climate change and energy infrastructure developments, issues surrounding...
August 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Energy, Legal, Reports | Read More

Get ready for the new season!

Get ready for the new season!
Get ready for the new year with the books of Geomares Publishing! The Electronic Chart, Voyage Planning with ECDIS and ECDIS Basics are the books of choice when you want to learn all about e-navigation and ECDIS systems. The handbooks are based on IHO and IMO standards and can be used at all courses...
August 9th, 2017 | Books, IT and Communications, Technical, Technology | Read More

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published
 New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering...
August 9th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, Communication | Read More

Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships 2016 Order

Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships 2016 Order
AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN THE RINA BOOKSHOP Significant Ships of 2016   Published February 2017 – Ref: SIGS16 Order now Significant Ships of 2016. The 27th issue of this annual RINA publication is now available, and features, in one volume, a total of approximately 50 of the most innovative and...
August 8th, 2017 | Associations, Books, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects | Read More

Personal Training and Service Record Book’ Publication

Personal Training and Service Record Book’ Publication
Personal Training and Service Record Book ICS PUBLISHES NEW PERSONAL TRAINING AND SERVICE RECORD BOOK FOR SEAFARERS The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its widely used Personal Training and Service Record Book, to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain...
August 7th, 2017 | Associations, Books, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

8th Edition of Shipping and the Law. Naples, 12th and 13th October 2017

8th Edition of Shipping and the Law. Naples, 12th and 13th October 2017
Naples, 12th and 13th October 2017 Royal Palace of Naples Studio Legale Lauro is pleased to inform you that the 8th edition of Shipping and the Law will be held on 12th and 13th October 2017. The conference will take place in the Court Theater of the Royal Palace of Naples and will be preceded by...
July 18th, 2017 | Books, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal | Read More

Norwegian Hull Club Publishes a New Version of the Handbook on Loss of Hire Insurance

Norwegian Hull Club Publishes a New Version of the Handbook on Loss of Hire Insurance
Norwegian Hull Club is proud to announce that today we are publishing a new version of the Handbook on Loss of Hire Insurance. As one of the largest providers of Loss of Hire Insurance worldwide, Norwegian Hull Club first published the Handbook to provide our members and the market at large with explanations...
July 14th, 2017 | Books, P and I Clubs | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More