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The Midair Crash of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC7 Grand Canyon, Arizona June 30, 1956
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
One of the pilots involved in the tragic collision of two planes above the Grand Canyon had received an ok to ascend to 21,000 feet while attempting to evade a thunderstorm. This put his TWA Super Constellation in line to crash into a United Airlines DC7 which was in the same cloud bank. My e-book looks at the crash and the difficulties involved in accessing the bodies inside the UAL wreckage.
A Middle East Airlines Sud Aviation SE-210 Crashes In The Persian Gulf April 17, 1964
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Flight ME 444 was approaching a landing after leaving Beirut, Lebanon and flying over the Arabian Desert. Aramco executives, teachers, public relations people,etc. were approaching a landing in Dharan, Saudi Arabia when the final message from the Caravelle III Sud Aviation plane was received. No definitive crash conclusion was reached by investigators after the majority of the wreckage was found.
Letters of Indemnity: A Guide to Good Practice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Rightly or wrongly, letters of indemnity are in widespread use in international trade and shipping in conjunction with, and sometimes in substitution for, bills of lading. This guide provides commentary on the common types of letter of indemnity, the reasons they are used, the pitfalls, and risks, and some of the legal and insurance issues which arise out of their use.
Steel Preshipment Surveys: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide is designed to help surveyors and masters worldwide ensure that shipping documents adequately describe the apparent order and condition of steel cargo when loaded.
Deck Stowage and Securing of Pipes: A Guide to Good Practice, First Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Large-diameter pipes for today's sophisticated energy and water industries are now expensive, precision-engineered pieces of cargo that need to be handled with utmost care during ocean transport. This guide explains the methods for safe stowage and securing of pipes on the decks of cargo ships.
Collisions: How to Avoid Them, First Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Navigation
The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs) are the foundations upon which safe navigation and conduct of vessels are built. Designed specifically for use on ships' bridges, this guide is intended to provide practical advice to all watchkeepers, from cadets to masters and inspecting officers, on the key collision avoidance rules.
Cargo Ventilation: A Guide to Good Practice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide for masters, ships' officers and others associated with the carriage of cargo explains how to avoid problems and disputes arising from incorrect usage of natural and mechanical hold-ventilation systems on cargo ships.
Cargo Stowage and Securing: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Proper stowage and securing of items of cargo is the utmost importance for the safety of the crew, the carrying vessel and the items of cargo themselves. The guide takes the reader through the basic rules to be remembered on every occasion during the loading and securing of cargo, and describes where regulations, recommendations and general guidance can be found.
Shipboard Petroleum Surveys: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique guide explains how good shipboard survey practice can significantly reduce the risk of shortage or contamination claims arising from loading or discharging crude oil and petroleum products.
Rocks and Hard Places: How to Avoid Them, First Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Vessels running aground or colliding with fixed or floating objects (FFO) are among the most high profile and costly of all maritime accidents. This guide is designed to bring to the attention of ship's masters and officers the key contributory factors in groundings and FFO incidents, and how to avoid them.
Personal Injury Prevention: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This illustrated guide is designed to assist in the prevention of personal injury onboard ship in line with the requirements of the International Safety Management Code.
Hatch Cover Maintenance and Operation: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide explains the fundamental importance of weathertight hatch covers to the safe and profitable operation of cargo ships. Poorly maintained or secured hatch covers can result in total losses in heavy seas and are one of the principal sources of cargo damage claims.
Draught Surveys: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
The accurate measurement of dry bulk cargoes by a vessel can minimise considerably the risk of shortage claims and disputes. This guide outlines the methods and corrections for a draught survey to be carried out to the required accuracy.
Bunker Claims Prevention: A Guide to Good Practice, Third Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,140. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide explains how to avoid the potentially enormous losses arising from loading marine fuel oils ('bunkers') of unsuitable quality or insufficient quantity.
Bills of Lading: A Guide to Good Practice, Third Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,040. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide explains how to avoid disputes and problems arising from improper use of bills of lading, one of the most important yet least understood documents involved in the international carriage of goods by sea.
An Introduction to P&I Insurance and Loss Prevention, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover - otherwise known as 'protection and indemnity' (P&I) insurance - which recent international casualties, pirate attacks and trade sanctions have brought increasingly into the public eye.
Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a Summary of Erik Larson's #1 New York Times Bestseller Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
A Strato-Freight Airliner Crashes San Juan, Puerto Rico June 6, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A converted C46 transport plane flying for Strato-Freight Airlines became the most deadly nonscheduled flight in United States history. The Civil Aeronautics Administration suspended Strato-Freight the same summer that 45 persons were killed aboard the flight that departed San Juan in pitch darkness on June 6, 1949. The Connecticut based company was cited for negligence of property and life.
The Mystique of Indy: The Brickyard
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 19,690. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
A veteran of more than a dozen Indy500 races as a media journalist David Turner details in this lavishly illustrated book all the pain, power and glory of the biggest, oldest most thrilling IndyCar race of them all. Included are dollops of history, Indy traditions, driver spotlights, modern developments and hints of the excitement of the approaching running of the 100th race.
The Bombing of a Canadian Pacific DC3 St. Joachim, Quebec September 9, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A Pacific Airliner exploded and crashed into a giant mountain near Quebec City on September 9, 1949. The plane had 19 passengers on board and and a crew of four. The passengers included a woman whose husband made sure she was on Flight 108 bound for Baie Comeau. He had asked his wife to retrieve some suitcases therea and spend the weekend with friends. 10 days later authorities learned of a bomb.