Story of Boston

Author: Richard Gurnham

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750956941

Category: History

Page: 288

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Boston occupies a unique place in English social history. Founded by a Norman baron shortly after the Conquest of 1066, it rapidly grew to become the most successful and busiest English port outside London. The story of the town’s birth and growth are vividly brought to life in this book. The great wealth brought to Boston by the wool trade in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries led to the building of the largest parish church in the country, the beautiful St. Botolph’s, known today simply as the Boston Stump. During the seventeenth century the town was a hotbed of militant Puritanism, and consequently a firm supporter of the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War. In search of religious freedom, more than 200 of its inhabitants emigrated to America in the 1620s and 1630s to found the new city of Boston, Massachusetts; and some of those who later became famous as the Pilgrim Fathers were imprisoned in the town’s medieval Guildhall, which survives. The growth of the port in the late eighteenth century left a legacy of fine Georgian buildings, many of which are accompanied by illustrations within this book's pages. Boston’s story is brought right up to date, celebrating the complete history of this fabulous Lincolnshire town in a volume that will delight locals and visitors alike.
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Register of Ships

Author: Lloyd's Register of Shipping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ship registers

Page: N.A

View: 3663

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Modern Maritime Law (Volume 2)

Managing Risks and Liabilities

Author: Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317950828

Category: Law

Page: 936

View: 8055

This unique title examines in depth issues of jurisdiction, maritime law and practice from a modern perspective and highlights the importance of risk management with a view to avoiding pitfalls in litigation or arbitration and minimising exposure to liabilities. The third edition has been fully revised and restructured into two self-contained volumes, the first covering jurisdictional issues and risks and the second exploring the diverse aspects of maritime law, risks and liabilities. The second volume tackles the substantive maritime law with a particular emphasis on risk and liabilities, and analyses issues of contract, tort and criminal law, causation and remoteness of damages. Key features of Volume Two include: An analysis of the regulatory regime, new EU and IMO safety at sea legislation, reforming practices for flag states and recognised organisations, vetting, codes of good practice, and International Conventions. An explanation of the Rules of attribution of liability, the impact of the ISM Code upon liabilities, including criminal, corporate manslaughter, and the new Directive for ship-source pollution. Important developments in areas including: Ship-managing risks, best endeavours and fiduciary duties Mortgagees risks and economic torts New BIMCO standard terms of contracts Ship-sale risks – including sale ‘as is’ and ‘as she was’ Shipbuilding risks – guarantees and performance bonds New trends on wrongful acts of employees, collisions and measure of damages, salvage issues, environmental salvage, and towage contracts Piracy risks cases and general average New perspectives on risks and liabilities of port authorities Pollution liabilities, including trends of prosecution of class societies and charterers and new limits of liability under International Conventions Purchase Volumes 1 and 2 of the Modern Maritime Law together for a reduced price at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415843201/
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Modern Admiralty Law

Author: Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843141965

Category: Law

Page: 1112

View: 9353

Lucidly explaining the legal principles of Admiralty Law in a modern context, this new edition has been fully revised and updated to include recent case law and legislation, including extensive treatment of developments within the EC. Examining the law within a commercial perspective with suggestions for how legal risks should be managed, this is the ideal text for postgraduates studying admiralty or shipping law as well as professionals within the shipping industry. The intricate rules of the Brussels/Lugano Conventions are explained alongside conflict of jurisdictions, and the application of the forum non-conveniens, doctrine and forum shopping. Breach of jurisdiction agreements and remedies are also discussed and the vexed issues of anti-suit injunctions are dealt with comprehensively. Modern Admiralty Law analyses the corporate structures of ship owning companies and the circumstances in which the corporate veil may be pierced; suggestions for legitimate corporate structures for the purpose of risk management are also put forward. The consequences of non-compliance with the ISM Code are considered (such as potential criminal liability, the effect of non-compliance upon insurance contracts and limitation of liability), alongside an update of further measures being taken by the EC and the IMO on safety of ships and cleaner seas. An ideal reference tool, the new edition of this popular and comprehensive text includes summaries of the principles and case law and encourages further investigation. The practical and commercial orientation of this book will be of great benefit to readers studying the subject as an academic discipline as well as those who work in the area. From admiralty jurisdiction to limitation of liability, all aspects of admiralty law are thoroughly investigated, with recent developments providing new insights for this modern approach to admiralty law. This new edition is essential reading for postgraduates, practitioners, ship owners and managers, and a wide range of professionals within the shipping industry.
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Trapped Under the Sea

One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness

Author: Neil Swidey

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307886735

Category: History

Page: 418

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Documents the disastrous 1990s mission during which two members of a five-man diving team were killed while completing construction on a ten-mile tunnel at the end of Boston's Deer Island waste treatment plant.
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Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management

Author: Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317740815

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1152

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Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary international admiralty and maritime law in an easily accessible style. It brings together substantive law, jurisdictional issues and international aspects of maritime liabilities and compensation with a practical discussion of modern risk management. The book is an essential guide for marine lawyers worldwide, students, shipowners, ship managers, salvors, shipbrokers, mortgagees, P&I Clubs, shipbuilders, port authorities, classification societies, regulators and other shipping and risk management professionals. With a wealth of information covered, the book is helpfully divided into four parts – Admiralty Jurisdiction and Procedure; Substantive Law; International Conventions; and Safety at Sea.
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The Silent Deep

The Discovery, Ecology, and Conservation of the Deep Sea

Author: Tony Koslow,Julian Anthony Koslow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226451268

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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The Silent Deep tells the story of the exploration and discovery of the deep sea, the ecology of its diverse environments, and the impact of humans, highlighting the importance of global stewardship in keeping this delicate ecosystem alive and well. Written by world renowned deep-sea ecologist Tony Koslow, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the state of the deep sea today, accessible to anyone interested in ocean science, the story of scientific discovery, and conservation of the earth's most threatened ecosystems. “Koslow deals a decisive blow to the notion that the deep sea can ever be immune from unregulated human activities. . . . The historical review of deep-sea biology is the most comprehensive I have ever read.”—Adrian Glover, Times Literary Supplement “Deeply informed by history and rendered in straightforward, careful prose.”—Anthony Doerr, Boston Globe “This beautifully produced book tells an urgent story with clarity and grace.”—Choice “Stands apart from other books about life in the abyss due to Tony Koslow's thoughtful accounts. . . . [He] succeeds in painting a picture of the deep sea as an environment with inherent and threatened value.”—Science “Textbook depth on all aspects of deep-sea science and conservation. . . . [An] exhaustively researched and referenced volume with a historical review stretching back to Socrates.”—Mark Schrope, Nature “An important textbook and viewpoint that is highly recommended for anyone with a professional or personal interest in deep-sea ecosystems.”—Quarterly Review of Biology
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Rough Seas

The Life of a Deep-Sea Trawlerman

Author: James Greene

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752478354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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A trawlerman’s life was hard, often up against bad weather, rough seas, and black frosts. Although on calm days it could also be a pleasure. In this eventful memoir, deep-sea trawlerman James Greene relates his life at sea, from his childhood when his father would take him out in some of the worst gales and hurricanes imaginable and his early career as a deckhand learner at Fleetwood to obtaining his skipper’s ticket in Grimsby and the many experiences—both disastrous and otherwise—to occur throughout his time at sea are included in this book. During his career, he was involved in ship collisions and fires, arrested for poaching, fired upon by Icelandic gunboats, in countless storms, and even swept overboard in icy conditions off the Russian coast. The British trawling industry is now a by-gone age and people are beginning to forget the adventures and hardships that characterised this profession. This book seeks to keep the memories of a once-great industry alive.
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World Fishing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fisheries

Page: N.A

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Marine News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shipbuilding

Page: N.A

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Shipping World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine engines

Page: N.A

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List of Shipowners

Author: Lloyd's Register of Shipping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ship registers

Page: N.A

View: 1839

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The Mortal Sea

Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070461

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 2028

Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival, and people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.
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Report on Sea Fisheries

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Report on Sea Fisheries

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fisheries

Page: N.A

View: 1876

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Filling Regulatory Gaps in High Seas Fisheries

Discrete High Seas Fish Stocks, Deep-sea Fisheries and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

Author: Yoshinobu Takei

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004248609

Category: Law

Page: 308

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In Filling Regulatory Gaps in High Seas Fisheries, author Yoshinobu Takei investigates the regime of high seas fisheries from the perspective of international law and considers whether there are regulatory gaps and, if so, how they should be filled.
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England's Sea Fisheries

The Commercial Sea Fisheries of England and Wales Since 1300

Author: Chris Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1879

Fish and fishermen have played the most fundamental role in the provision of food in England and Wales since time immemorial, and this definitive work reaches to the heart of every aspect on the nation's fisheries.
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