The Nautical Institute has published a fully revised edition of its definitive reference work ‘Bulk Carrier Practice’.
Bulk Carrier Practice provides comprehensive, practical guidance on every aspect of bulk carrier operations. It takes the reader through a typical voyage – from paperwork, hold preparation and loading to cargo care on the voyage and discharging – illustrated with more than 300 photographs. There is extensive coverage of the carriage and monitoring of both standard and unusual cargoes.
The book describes the various vessel types, detailing their construction, maintenance, equipment and safety considerations, paying particular attention to hatch covers, stability and trim. Chapters incorporate useful checklists and sources of further information. Examples of cargo documents and ships’ certificates are reproduced in the book’s extensive appendices.
The new publication is organised in the same logical way as the second edition, but the text has been significantly updated to take into account the many changes in the sector since 2010. New material includes important guidance on the dangers of liquefaction and dynamic separation. The sections on bulker casualties and charterparties have been completely updated and new case studies have been added. The layout has been improved and many of the diagrams have been redrawn.
Bulk Carrier Practice is an indispensable reference for Masters, shipowners, ship operators, charterers, marine consultants and surveyors and will be a valued companion for mariners preparing for their exams.
The revising author for the Third Edition, Captain Hemant Gupta, pointed out: “Well-maintained vessels with competent crew help in reducing the number of accidents and claims and therefore, contribute to increasing the reputation of the shipowner and ship managers.”
In his Foreword to the new edition, Dr Kostas G Gkonis, Secretary General, INTERCARGO, wrote: “I commend this publication to those of you who are new to the industry and also to those who probably know more about bulk carrier operations than most but can nevertheless still learn something new.”
Until 10 November 2023, the NI is offering a special promotional discount of 40% on the full retail price; please quote code Bulk40. For more information: https://www.nautinst.org/shop-listing.html