Tanker Operations

A Handbook for the Person-in-charge (PIC)

Author: Mark Huber

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780870336201

Category: Transportation

Page: 418

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The domestic and international rules governing the qualifications for personnel serving on tank vessels have changed in recent years. To address those new requirements, the fourth edition of Tanker Operations incorporates new material by Mark Huber and other contributors, providing an updated textbook for maritime schools and individuals pursuing a tankerman endorsement. It is also a standard reference for anyone involved in the tanker industry. The subject areas from the third edition have been expanded and address such basics as vessel construction and cargo characteristics; cargo piping and venting systems; cargo measurement and transfer operations; ballasting and deballasting; tank cleaning operations and pollution regulations; gas freeing and inert gas systems. New sections include inspection procedures for chartering, cargo pump troubleshooting, and details concerning the role of the tankerman from a commercial perspective in the transportation industry. Separate chapters are devoted to the hazards and precautions relating to enclosed space entry and the emergency operations that involve situations specific to the cargo area of a vessel. Review questions have been incorporated at the end of each chapter to ensure that the information has been covered and understood by the reader. A comprehensive glossary is also provided.
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Terrorism and National Security

Author: Amy L. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600212543

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

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A collection of essays that look at the real threats of terrorism to the United States, covering the defense capabilities of the United States, the treatment of detainees, and current national security policies.
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Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy

Fifteen Contentious Questions

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Marilyn A. Brown,Scott V. Valentine

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421418975

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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Energy sustainability and climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humankind. Unraveling these complex and interconnected issues demands careful and objective assessment. Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy aims to change the prevailing discourse by examining fifteen core energy questions from a variety of perspectives, demonstrating how, for each of them, no clear-cut answer exists. Is industry the chief energy villain? Can we sustainably feed and fuel the planet at the same time? Is nuclear energy worth the risk? Should geoengineering be outlawed? Touching on pollution, climate mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, government intervention, and energy security, the authors explore interrelated concepts of law, philosophy, ethics, technology, economics, psychology, sociology, and public policy. This book offers a much-needed critical appraisal of the central energy technology and policy dilemmas of our time and the impact of these on multiple stakeholders.
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Global Energy Justice

Problems, Principles, and Practices

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Michael H. Dworkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061299

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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We need new ways of thinking about, and approaching, the world's energy problems. Global energy security and access is one of the central justice issues of our time, with profound implications for happiness, welfare, freedom, equity, and due process. This book combines up-to-date data on global energy security and climate change with fresh perspectives on the meaning of justice in social decision-making. Benjamin K. Sovacool and Michael H. Dworkin address how justice theory can help people to make more meaningful decisions about the production, delivery, use, and effects of energy. Exploring energy dilemmas in real-life situations, they link recent events to eight global energy injustices and employ philosophy and ethics to make sense of justice as a tool in the decision-making process. They go on to provide remedies and policies that planners and individuals can utilize to create a more equitable and just energy future.
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Commercial Shipping Handbook

Author: Peter R. Brodie

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 337

View: 9446

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This essential handbook gives concise explanations of the myriad activities which encompasses shipping. The book covers documentation, types of ships and cargoes, organisations, freight charges and surcharges, contract forms and clauses, with all the relevant terms contained in logical sections, making it possible to see the terms in context. The second edition seeks to explain the history and progress of the European Commission's approach to competition in the liner and tramp trades. It also looks at security measures introduced since September 2001. By incorporating the book "Freight Charges", the book looks in particular at liner freight charges and surcharges in more depth.
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Commercial Shipping Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Peter Brodie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 131785960X

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 4679

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This essential handbook gives concise explanations of the myriad activities which encompasses shipping. The book covers documentation, types of ships and cargoes, organisations, freight charges and surcharges, contract forms and clauses, with all the relevant terms contained in logical sections, making it possible to see the terms in context. The second edition seeks to explain the history and progress of the European Commission’s approach to competition in the liner and tramp trades. It also looks at security measures introduced since September 2001. By incorporating the book “Freight Charges”, the book looks in particular at liner freight charges and surcharges in more depth.
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